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Connection Between Hotter Weather and Workplace Injury
  • Published: May 22, 2022

According to the CDC, workers exposed to extreme heat or workers whose duties require them to be in a hot environment are at risk of heat stress. Being exposed to extreme heat can lead to occupational illnesses and injuries. Additionally, workers who are overweight, have heart disease, have high blood pressure, take medication, or are 65 or older may be…Read More

Calculate California Overtime Pay
  • Published: May 15, 2022

Nearly all California workers have the right to receive all wages for hours worked and overtime pay on time. When employers violate those rights, employers have the right to file a wage claim lawsuit. If an employer violates your wage rights, contact a California employment law lawyer who can help protect your rights. How to Calculate Overtime Pay in California…Read More

Misclassified as Exempt in California
  • Published: May 8, 2022

Some employers may try to cheat the system for profit by misclassifying employees as “exempt” from certain employment rights and privileges, such as overtime pay. Some employers may purposefully misclassify employees in an attempt to defraud the system, and others may accidentally misclassify employees. Regardless of how the misclassification occurs, when employees don’t receive the pay or benefits they deserve…Read More

  • Published: May 1, 2022

Workers in California have a right to a safe and healthy work environment under the California Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). OSHA has established rules and regulations that employers must adhere to in order to keep employees from being injured or developing work-related illnesses. When employers fail to meet those standards, whether on purpose or accidentally, employees have a…Read More

Workers’ Comp Is Denied
  • Published: April 22, 2022

You can reverse the decision if your workers’ compensation claim is denied or rejected by your employer’s insurance company. In California, you can appeal the denial or rejection of your claim by requesting a hearing in front of the local Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board judge. The judge will hear both sides of the case and decide whether the insurance company…Read More

Overtime Hours Covered under Workers’ Comp?
  • Published: April 15, 2022

In California, the law allows many employees to seek overtime payment when working more hours. Overtime wages are a form of additional payment given to employees who exceed their working hours for the day or week. When an employee is injured in a workplace accident, part of their workers’ comp benefits may be loss of wages which refers to the…Read More

Workplace Injuries Food Service
  • Published: April 8, 2022

Food-service workers perform various tasks, ranging from food preparation to delivery to serving the food in restaurants. They are vital workers who keep the food supply running, but they are also at serious risk of injury when they are not adequately protected from harm while on the job. In California and throughout the U.S., food service workers face risks to…Read More

Workers’ Comp Doctor
  • Published: April 1, 2022

In theory, employees injured on the job, their employers, and the workers’ comp doctors should be working together to get the employee healthy and fully rehabilitated so they can get back to work. However, the process of workers’ compensation often creates tension and mistrust within the doctor-patient dynamic. Employers want workers back on the job as quickly as possible, and…Read More

Workers Compensation in California
  • Published: March 23, 2022

Strict California laws govern workers’ compensation benefits and coverage, and nearly every employee in the state is required to have coverage provided by their employer—including part-time workers. California law requires that every employer provide workers’ compensation to every employee full-time and part-time. Any employee who sustains an injury or illness caused by job-related duties will generally be able to receive…Read More

  • Published: March 16, 2022

Misrepresenting one’s job status while collecting temporary disability benefits is an example of workers’ compensation fraud. If you are hurt on the job and unable to continue performing the same type of work, you’re likely eligible for workers’ compensation. With an income reduction, you may be struggling to cover your rent or mortgage, utilities, and other essential expenses. If you…Read More

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