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Category Archive: Workers Rights

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Is Marijuana Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Marijuana rescheduling and legalization have been hot topics of public discussion for many years, and several states, as well as the District of Columbia, have passed legislation decriminalizing marijuana use and providing access to medical marijuana for qualifying patients. While this trend is helping grow a burgeoning industry and offering patients with various medical conditions […]

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How Do Unions Impact Workers’ Compensation?

Since the late 19th century, labor unions have been around to protect the rights of workers and improve employees’ lives through the process of collective bargaining. A union is any group of people who work together for a common cause affecting the workplace. Unions throughout history have fought for fair wages, benefits, and better working […]

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What is Wage Theft?

Southern California workers beware. Wage theft is rampant in our state. If you think being hired for a job automatically means that you can count on receiving a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work, think again. Unscrupulous employers are all around us. Wage theft is illegally avoiding paying workers what is owed to […]

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Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation for an Injury from a Fight at Work?

Fights in the workplace are not all that uncommon, and occasionally injuries occur. While workers’ compensation typically covers any injury that occurs in the course of performing one’s work, any deliberate or illegal act on the part of the injured person will generally preclude that person from receiving benefits. Fights between employees can pose a […]

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  Artículo 17-18 ¡No Se Deje! ® Jessica Gonzales demandó a la ciudad de Castle Rock, Colorado porque la Policía rehusó actuar para aplicar una orden de restricción de la corte contra su violento esposo.  La orden protectora de la corte requería que Simón Gonzales estuviera alejado de la casa de ella y sus niñas […]

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How California Workers’ Compensation Reform (SB 863) May Affect Your Claim

Back in 2012, the California State Legislature undertook a dramatic reform of the state’s Workers’ Compensation system. The new law, SB 863, which took effect the following year, contained provisions designed to reduce costs to the employer/insurer, while offering a mix of improved benefits and unfortunate restrictions to the injured claimant. As a result, while […]

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California Workers’ Comp Reforms Save State $1.3 Billion

In 2012, the state passed Senate Bill 863. The bill introduced several reforms for the workers’ compensation system. While the true value of the reforms will take years to manifest, the state is already seeing positive changes. In late 2016, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) released a cost-monitoring report of the reforms in […]

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Undocumented Immigrants, Workers’ Compensation, and California’s Economy

President Trump has taken a firm stance against illegal immigration, and some Californians worry what this will mean for the state’s economy and large population of undocumented immigrants. President Trump has already vowed to hire more than 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, complete a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and restrict […]

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What Can Your Boss Ask When You Call In Sick?

Calling in sick at work – whether you’re actually sick or not – is your right as an employee. Taking a sick day is a common request when employees come down with a cold, the flu, or another illness. Sickness may not only render an employee unable to perform his or her job, but it […]

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What is Pay Secrecy? Can Employers Punish You for Revealing Your Salary?

Pay secrecy has been a hotly debated topic recently, especially in light of gender wage gap issues and the question of whether or not salaries should be an allowable point of discussion in the workplace. For years, most employers have held that employees are not allowed to discuss their pay with other coworkers. Some have […]

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