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What Are Your Rights and Obligations as an Employer with Regard to the Immigration Worker Protection Act?

Understanding IWPA Read our update about the IWPA, made effective January 1, 2018, as well as the guidelines issued last week from the California Labor Commissioner and California Attorney General. Employment Updates AB450

Who is Responsible When a Cyclist Hits a Pedestrian?

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Cyclists aren’t the only victims in common cycling accidents. Sometimes pedestrians will be unlucky enough to be struck by a negligent bicyclist and be severely injured. In order to have their medical costs covered, the injured pedestrian would have to prove liability and identify the negligent party. However, insurance companies … Read More

Increase in Traffic Accidents as Californians Flee Wildfires

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Southern California Wildfires As thousands of acres of forest continue to burn in Southern California, attorneys warned those fleeing the wildfires to stay alert to an increase of traffic accidents. With only about 5% of wildfires contained in early December, evacuation orders were sent out to the remaining residents still … Read More

Pregnancy Discrimination: Can I Be Fired for Having a Baby?

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The Merced Sun-Star recently reported on a pregnancy discrimination story involving a Merced County employer who allegedly told employees that if they got pregnant, they would be fired. Can My Employer Fire Me for Getting Pregnant? According to the Merced Sun-Star, after an employee informed an orchid grower that she … Read More

Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in California?

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Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in California In the immediate aftermath of an accident, such as a car wreck, slip and fall or other type of personal injury incident, the last thing you want to deal with is pursuing legal action. You just want to concentrate on the health and … Read More

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

What Distracted Driving Traits to Look For Driving is a risky business for sure; however, driving when distracted is not only dangerous and risky but can be deadly. With millions of people on the road today, it is important, more than ever, to drive defensively. Types of Distracted Driving Keep … Read More

Surprising Seasonal Car Accident Statistics

Staying Safe on the Road Car accident statistics based on time of year can be deceiving. Weather during “winter months” in northern Maine, for example, can differ greatly from that experienced by drivers in southern California. Though one would naturally believe that winter driving, in general, is more hazardous, and … Read More

Are California Employers Ready For The Increase In Minimum Wage?

California Minimum Wage Workers Will Get A Rise As a result of Senate Bill 3 being signed by Governor Jerry Brown on April 4, 2016, California’s minimum wage will increase on January 1, 2017, and will increase each year until reaching $15 per hour in 2022.  This change in employment … Read More

Changes In Equal Pay Law For California Employers

California Equal Pay Law Got Some New Changes Pursuant to the Fair Pay Act, California employers of all sizes are now legally required to provide equal pay to all workers, regardless of gender, if they perform “substantially similar” work. The law went into effect at the beginning of the year … Read More

Can Employers Drug Test For Marijuana In California Now That Prop 64 Passed?

Will Prop. 64 Affect Drug Tests For A Job? Marijuana was legalized for recreational use in California when voters approved Prop 64 on November 8. Now, many employers and workers in California are wondering, “Can employers drug test for marijuana now that it is legal?” Thousands of employers perform drug … Read More