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Can Domestic Workers Receive Compensation?

There are over two million domestic workers in California alone. This network of nannies, caregivers, childcare providers, and personal assistants provide valuable services to families throughout the state, but few understand their rights in the workplace. This is partially because the laws themselves are so patchwork – what applies to one domestic worker might not […]

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What Is a Carve-Out Agreement?

On December 6th, 2017, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced the approval of a carve-out agreement between the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) and the City of Los Angeles. The approval of this agreement affects about 10,000 union members and gives employers more flexibility in terms of workers’ compensation benefits and policies. […]

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2017 Recap in Workers’ Compensation Developments

Last year was big for the California workers’ compensation system. A list of bills passed through legislation, all signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, bringing on sweeping changes. As a worker in the state of California, knowing all you can about the workers’ comp system can help you stay protected in the event of a workplace […]

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What is the FEHA?

California is one of the most progressive states in the country when it comes to anti-discrimination law and equal rights for all. One of the landmark pieces of legislation regarding discrimination in California is the Fair Employment and Housing Act. This is a sweeping law that addresses unfair conduct in the course of hiring, employment, […]

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Transgender Workers Receive Protection Against Discrimination

For many years, transgender employees did not enjoy the same protection against discrimination afforded to other employees. They experienced higher rates of unemployment and were more likely to be underemployed or earning less income when compared to the general population. This situation stems from lack of awareness and understanding by society toward the issues that […]

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What Is the California Family Rights Act?

Passed into law in 1993, the CFRA guarantees California (CA) residents time away from work to provide care for a qualifying individual without fear of losing their job. To help you understand the CFRA and how it applies to you, consider the following information and how it may help your claim. What Is the CFRA? Similar […]

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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits If I Quit My Job?

Workers’ compensation insurance helps employees manage the financial strain after suffering a work-related injury. While the main issue in determining eligibility is whether the claimant worked at a company at the time of an accident, an employee who files a claim for workers’ compensation benefits after leaving the company could face several issues. The bottom […]

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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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