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Posted By DAM Firm | March 29 2017 | English, Workers Rights

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…

Posted By DAM Firm | March 27 2017 | English

EMPLOYERS CANNOT ASK ABOUT IMMIGRATION STATUS IN DISCRIMINATION AND CIVIL RIGHTS CASES

Article 17-12 ¡No Se Deje!   An undocumented immigrant filed a federal complaint against her employer for sexual harassment.  In the complaint, filed with the Federal Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC), she claimed that she was repeatedly subjected to sexual harassment by her supervisor.  She also claimed that after she complained about the sexual harassment, her…

Posted By DAM Firm | March 27 2017 | Spanish

LOS PATRONES NO PUEDEN PREGUNTAR ESTATUS MIGRATORIO EN CASOS DE DISCRIMINACION Y DERECHOS CIVILES

Artículo 17-12   Una mujer inmigrante indocumentada registró una queja federal contra su patrón por acoso sexual. En la queja registrada con Federal Equal Opportunity Commission-EEOC (en español Comisión Federal para la Igualdad de Oportunidades), ella afirmó que repetidamente era objeto de acoso sexual de su supervisor.  También afirmó que después que se quejó del…

Posted By DAM Firm | March 22 2017 | English

What Is AB 221?

Workers’ compensation exists to help injured workers cover their medical expenses and lost wages after suffering an illness or injury on the job. Many people do not realize that most states’ workers’ compensation laws also cover “cumulative” injuries that develop over time, such as herniated spinal discs from consistent bending and lifting, and carpal tunnel…

Posted By DAM Firm | March 15 2017 | English

CA DIR Suspends 7 Workers’ Comp Providers for Fraud

In February, the California Department of Industrial Relations suspended seven medical providers from the California workers’ compensation system. The DIR was able to suspend these providers thanks to Assembly Bill 1244. This bill, which passed the California legislature in 2015, requires the Division of Workers’ Compensation administrative director to suspend any party convicted of fraud…

Posted By DAM Firm | March 14 2017 | Spanish

DEPORTAN A RESIDENTE LEGAL TRAS CONDENA POR ACCIDENTE VEHICULAR

Artículo 17-11     El caso de Filogonio García Maldonado una vez más recuerda a los inmigrantes que aún los residentes permanentes legalmente admitidos  por muchos años en EE.UU. pueden ser deportados por ciertos actos o comportamientos.  A menos que tal residente permanente se convierta en ciudadano naturalizado de EE.UU., siempre estará sujeto a deportación,…

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