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- When Work Injuries are Disqualified for California Workers' Compensation
The State of California enacted a workers' compensation system to provide benefits on a no-fault basis for those who sustain injury arising our of and in the course of employment. However, there are circumstances where workers' compensation is not available.
- Psychiatric Injuries Under California Workers' Compensation Law
The California Legislature enacted specific provisions of the Labor Code to create a higher threshold of compensability for psychiatric injury under workers' compensation law.
- I Did Not Get Paid by My Employer Ė What Can I Do?
You are legally entitled to receive the wages promised to you. Additionally, you may be entitled to additional benefits and penalties if your employer refuses to pay you in violation of local or state law. If you have not received your pay, the following courses of action may be available to you to help recover your wages.
- What Happens After Filing an Initial Claim for Long Term Disability
What happens after filing an initial claim for Long Term Disability: The agony of ongoing and periodic LTD eligibility reviews. Throughout the duration of your LTD claim, you will be subject to ongoing and period eligibility reviews.
- Missouri Workers Compensation and Hearing Loss
Injured employees, including those with hearing loss, are entitled to benefits under workers' compensation.
- Taking a Medical Leave of Absence from Work
If you or your family is faced with a medical condition or issue that requires you to take leave from your job, you may have more protection than you think. Many employers must offer employees 12 weeks of leave for their medical conditions and medical conditions of their families necessitating leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- The Powerful Patient: Documentation Before Applying for Medical Leave or Disability Benefits
Disabled individuals, or those with medical conditions that impair their ability to work, are often frustrated with the process of proving their disability or understanding what and how much of their medical information they must disclose. Frequently, they also express frustration with their doctorís office in providing the necessary information. But patients are more powerful in these situations than they realize.
- Wisconsin Changes Unemployment Insurance Law To The Detriment of Employees
As of January 5, 2014, Wisconsinís unemployment insurance laws changed dramatically. The new law codifies and expands the definition of misconduct and creates a lesser standard which employers may use to prevent a n employee from collecting benefits. This article will briefly outline the changes to Wisconsinís unemployment insurance law related to discharged employees.
- Why American Women Should Be Interested in the FAMILY Act
In 2004, a Harvard University study found that of 168 countries surveyed, 163 had some form of government mandated maternity leave pay. The United States was not one of them. As a result, millions of American women suffer crippling economic hardships when they must take time off to give birth, and then are forced to return to work prematurely or go without income. Enter the FAMILY Act.
- Are Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Share Employment Benefits?
Traditionally, one benefit of marriage was being able to share in a spouse's employment benefits, like health, vision, and dental insurance. Unfortunately, many same-sex couples have struggled for years to receive the same level of benefits and even the right to be married. With more and more jurisdictions recognizing same-sex marriages, are employers now required to provide same-sex couples with the same level of benefits as heterosexual couples?