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New Report Shows Surge in Pedestrian Traffic Deaths

6,590 pedestrians died after being hit by motor vehicles in 2019. In 2020, our cars are more technologically advanced than ever before. We have navigation systems, back-up cameras, and even sensors that alert us of possible hazards. Yet despite all of these features —...

What Is Immigration Retaliation?

Threatening immigration action if you speak up about illegal practices is illegal under California law. Like many states, California’s economy is dependent on immigrants. Both undocumented individuals and people with green cards and visas make up a large share of the...

Are You Entitled to Meal and Rest Breaks Under California Law?

Your breaks may either be paid or unpaid. The majority of American workers are not necessarily familiar with the intricacies of federal and state labor law. However, most employees do know the basics — like getting time and a half for overtime and being able to take a...

Will Workers’ Comp Cover Workplace-Related Anxiety or Stress?

Eligibility will depend on whether you can prove that your diagnosis is related to work. When most people think of workers’ compensation, they likely consider workplace accidents that cause injury — like a fall from scaffolding or getting crushed by machinery. Yet...

Can You Get Workers’ Comp If You Crash the Company Car?

If your accident was work-related, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Being in a car accident is never a good thing. But if you’re driving the company car, it raises a whole host of issues. If you were hurt while in a crash in the company car, you...

What Is Constructive Discharge?

If you have to quit because work conditions are so intolerable, you may have a claim for constructive discharge. In some employment law cases, the fact scenario is simple. For example, Mary files a complaint for sexual harassment and is promptly fired. But in other...

Judge Temporarily Blocks Ban on Forced Arbitration in California

Court rules that employers would face hardship in making employment contracts if the law takes effect and is later overturned. In 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law that had been vetoed twice by previous Governor Jerry Brown. This law had a goal of making...

What Is the Interactive Process for California Employment Issues?

Employers must engage in this process to determine a reasonable accommodation. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), employers are legally obligated to provide reasonable accommodations to...