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Fighting Giants: The Civil Roots Origins of Class Action Litigation

By Shounak S. Dharap Have you ever gotten a notice in the mail telling you that you're entitled to some money in a class action you didn't even know you were a part of? Most people don't realize that class actions like this have their roots in the civil rights movement and exist as some of the most powerful tools for folks to band together to take on corporate giants and governments. From fighting consumer fraud to tackling environmental disasters, class actions drive real change and hold the powerful accountable. In honor of Juneteenth, we’ll discuss how this tool—born from ...

By |24/06/2024|

I Have A Workers’ Compensation Case – How Do I Know If My Disability Benefits Are Accurate?”

By Zachariah D. Hansen California's workers' compensation system provides essential financial support to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. A pivotal part of this system is the calculation of temporary disability (TD) benefits, which is determined by California Labor Code Section 4453(c). TD benefits are wage-replacement benefits typically paid soon after a worker first gets hurt and has an accepted claim. Section 4453(c)  outlines how TD benefits are calculated based on various scenarios related to the injured worker’s earnings and circumstances. This post will discuss the details of Section 4453(c), explaining how TD benefits are determined and applied in ...

By |13/06/2024|

Is Your Employer Stealing from You? A Handy Guide to Spotting Wage Theft

By Shounak Dharap Wage theft is the illegal practice of not paying workers for all their work, and encompasses various forms of wage law violations. In California, tens of thousands of workers lose millions of dollars in wage theft by employers every year. This article is a reference guide to some of the most common areas of wage theft: minimum wage, overtime, tips, meal and rest breaks, reimbursements, and employee misclassification. Minimum Wage Minimum wage laws set the minimum hourly pay an employer must provide to an employee. As of January 1, 2023, the minimum wage in California is $15.50 ...

By |29/05/2024|

Case Against the Machine: When Rented Equipment Causes Personal Injury

By Juan Flores Regardless of what construction trade you work in, it is almost certain that you’ve been in a situation where you, a coworker, or an employee of a different company than your employer have utilized a piece of machinery that was rented from a commercial lessor of construction equipment. For example, you’re a painter or electrician and need a scissor lift to reach overhead work areas, or maybe you’re a laborer and you’re using a vibratory compaction tamper (or plate compactor) to level out the ground after filling an excavation. Construction companies regularly rent equipment from reputable commercial ...

By |22/05/2024|

Basics of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage in California

By Robert Foss Note: This blog post is intended to offer a high-level view of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist insurance, and how it might affect individuals injured by a negligent driver. The details are often technical and very situation-specific. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision and have any reason to believe that the at-fault party may not have insurance or has insufficient insurance, you should immediately contact a lawyer and your insurance provider. California Law requires that drivers maintain at least minimum levels of coverage for their automobiles, yet more than 16% of drivers on the ...

By |16/05/2024|

Holding Companies Accountable When They Allow a Breach of Your Personal Data

By Truong Pham Understanding Data Breach A data breach is the unauthorized access or disclosure of sensitive or confidential information by a third-party. This unauthorized access can occur through various means, including cyberattacks, inadequate data security practices, vulnerabilities in third-party systems and software, ransomware, malware, and phishing. Data breaches are motivated in part by financial gain. In some instances, hackers gain unauthorized access to vulnerable computer systems or networks to steal sensitive information, personal information, or financial information belonging to individuals whose data is stored within. Information stolen as a result of a data breach can be used for malicious ...

By |09/05/2024|

Justice Delayed, But Not Denied: The New Laws Empowering Survivors of Past Sexual Assault

By Shounak Dharap Despite a nationwide reckoning on gender violence and disparity in the wake of the Me Too movement, sexual assault remains deeply and distressingly pervasive. Over 40 percent of women—52.2 million—have reported experiencing some form of sexual violence. The number is likely much higher; because of the stigma associated with sexual abuse, it is estimated that fewer than 30 percent of survivors report the abuse. As a result, abusers and the institutions and organizations that protect them, are not held to account for the harm they have caused.  Lawsuits Were Barred By Statutes of Limitations Survivors who do ...

By |02/05/2024|

Your Workplace Injury: Winning Fair Compensation By Understanding Who Else Could Be Responsible

By Zachariah Hansen If you’ve ever been hurt while working, you probably know about workers’ compensation (WC), which is designed to help cover medical expenses and lost wages. But WC often fails to cover the financial and personal losses you experience after an injury at work. Sometimes, there could be someone else — a third party — who was negligent and also responsible for your injury. Identifying them can mean the difference between just getting by and truly being compensated for your lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. Understanding Responsibility When Injured at ...

By |25/04/2024|

Getting Back Your Right to Trial After Being Forced Into Arbitration

By Katie Rabago Many California employers require employees to execute arbitration agreements at the start of employment—these arbitration agreements waive an employee’s right to bring disputes with said employer in court. However, a California employer can potentially waive its right to compel arbitration of employment claims by failing to timely pay arbitration fees. Based on the general legal principle that a party to an arbitration agreement can waive its rights under that agreement through action or inaction, waiver can occur when a party’s conduct is inconsistent with their intent to arbitrate or results in prejudice to the other party. For ...

By |23/11/2023|

Holding Employers Accountable When They Consciously Disregard the Safety of Their Employees

by Adriana Valdez The California workers' compensation system is a program designed to provide benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. In California, the workers’ compensation system is a no-fault system, meaning that employees can receive benefits regardless of who is at fault for the injury or illness. There are additional claims a worker can make to increase the benefits they receive as a result of a workplace injury. These include a civil “third party lawsuit” against someone or company other than your employer that caused your injury and a “serious and willful” claim against your employer. “Serious ...

By |11/11/2023|
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