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Posted By DAM Firm | February 2 2021 | Workers' Comp

What You Should Know About California’s Overtime Laws

California provides extensive protections for employees throughout the state. This state has always been a leader when it comes to protecting the rights of workers. This includes protections designed to ensure that all workers are paid appropriately, including minimum wage protections, coverage of owed commissions, and overtime pay. It is critical for every worker in…

Posted By DAM Firm | January 27 2021 | Workers' Comp

How to Appeal a Denied Workers’ Comp Claim

The California workers’ compensation system is designed to provide compensation to those who sustain workplace injuries or illnesses. In most situations, those who sustain an on-the-job injury or illness are entitled to compensation for their medical bills, wage replacement, and possible disability benefits. However, there are times when workers’ compensation claims are denied by an…

Posted By DAM Firm | August 25 2020 | Workers' Comp

What Does It Mean to Be an At-Will Employee in California?

When most people seek to gain employment, they are probably not thinking about whether or not they are an “at-will” employee. However, it is important to understand that California is an “at-will” employment state. This means that either you or your employer may decide to end the employment arrangement at any time and for just…

Posted By DAM Firm | August 24 2020 | Workers' Comp

When Should You Contact a Workers’ Comp Attorney?

If you or somebody you love sustains a workplace injury or illness, you should be entitled to recover workers’ compensation benefits. The workers’ compensation system in California is a “no-fault” system, which means that an employee is entitled to benefits regardless of who caused the injury. There are very few circumstances in which a person…

Posted By DAM Firm | August 21 2020 | Workers' Comp

What is Wrongful Termination Under California Law?

There is a difference between being fired for a job and being wrongfully terminated. While being fired is not terribly uncommon, a person who is wrongfully terminated is one who has lost their job for a reason considered illegal in the eyes of the law. The person who has been wrongfully terminated may be entitled…

Posted By DAM Firm | August 20 2020 | Personal Injury, Workers' Comp

How Does Severance Pay Work in California?

Severance pay is compensation that employers provide to employee upon termination of their employment. Under California law, businesses are generally not required to offer severance pay to a terminated employee. Similarly, the U.S. Department of Labor does not generally require that employers offer severance pay to employees. However, that does not mean there are no…

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