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- Back Injuries in Healthcare Workers
Back injuries including herniated discs, strained muscles, pulled or torn ligaments and disc degeneration are the most common work injuries among healthcare workers. Nurses, nursing aids, orderlies, attendants, laundry workers, kitchen workers and environmental services in the healthcare field can suffer from back injuries caused by everyday tasks or workplace accidents.
- Workers' Compensation Subrogation
Why does the workers' compensation insurance company get money back from my negligence lawsuit?
- Office Depot Whistleblowers Case
A whistle blower complaint filed by an Office Depot employee has resulted in a large settlement for the state of California.
- Three Important, Commonly Misunderstood Concepts in California Employment Law
Defining and discussing three of the most important and commonly misunderstood terms in California employment law - wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment/hostile work environment.
- Can an Employer Refuse to Hire Me for Having a Felony?
Individuals who have been convicted of a felony often experience difficulty in securing employment because many employers choose not to hire them. Just as employers may have policies in place that may result in termination upon the conviction of a felony, they may also have policies that weigh against hiring convicted felons. However, a series of laws may prevent an employer from having a blanket policy against discriminating against employees who have been convicted of a felony.
- 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 – 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.
- Wrongfully Terminated UC Davis Whistleblower Awarded $730,000
Whistleblower Janet Keyzer awarded $730,000 after being wrongfully terminated for reporting unethical research methods used at UC Davis.
- An Employee’s Guide to Retaliation in the Workplace
Retaliation takes place when an adverse action is taken against an employee for filing a complaint of discrimination or assisting another employee in his or her complaint of workplace discrimination.