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Will the Weinstein Company Face Liability for Sexual Harassment and Assault?

Posted on: October 16, 2017

California employers can be held financially responsible for sexual harassment and assault. Recently, news broke that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein had been sexually harassing and assaulting actresses and employees for decades. After the New York Times initially published a story detailing the claims, including a report that his company, the Weinstein Company, had paid at […] read more →

Transgender Rights in the Workplace

Posted on: October 10, 2017

The Attorney General has stated that transgender employees are not protected by the Civil Rights Act. This month, the United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to all federal prosecutors that declared that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of gender identity, […] read more →

How a Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help You Avoid a Denial

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A lawyer can put together the best possible case for disability benefits. Every year, the Social Security Administration receives approximately 2.5 million applications for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Many of these applications are denied. The reason for this denial is often quite simple: they were not handled by a skilled Social Security Disability attorney. […] read more →

Do Victims of the Las Vegas Shooting Have Grounds to File a Lawsuit?

Posted on: October 4, 2017

The shooting left more than 50 dead and 500 injured. This month, a tragedy occurred in Las Vegas, as a shooter opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival from the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Using a number of modified high-powered assault weapons, the shooter killed over fifty people and injured more than five hundred before […] read more →

Can You Be Fired for Taking Medical Leave?

Posted on: September 29, 2017

Employers cannot fire you solely for taking medical leave. For a variety of reasons, employees may have to take time off of work for their own medical condition or to take care of a family member suffering from a medical problem of their own. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), qualified employees are […] read more →

How Substance Abuse Can Impact a SSDI Claim

Posted on: September 25, 2017

Taking unprescribed drugs or abusing alcohol can cause difficulties in your SSDI claim. Substance abuse is a hot topic in the United States right now, particularly when it comes to the opioid epidemic. Many people have opinions about this subject, often without understanding the root causes of why people may choose to drink or use […] read more →

Can You Recover Damages for Injuries in Youth Sports?

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If a school or organization fails to follow California’s duty of care, you may be able to recover damages. The news regarding sports injuries, in particular head injuries, has been grim in recent years. In the United States, approximately 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. According to the California Office of […] read more →

Can You Be Fired for What You Do Outside of Work?

Posted on: September 16, 2017

If you are an at-will employee, you could be terminated based on what you do outside of work. Recently, employees across the nation have received the unwelcome news that they have lost their jobs based on their activities outside of work. They may have attended a political rally, made inflammatory comments on social media, or […] read more →

House Bill Seeks to Eliminate Safety Regulations for Driverless Cars

Posted on: September 9, 2017

Consumer advocates worry that this law could lead to increased crashes. Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives united to pass a bill that will increase the number of self-driving cars on American roads — if the bill is approved by the Senate and signed into law by the President. The Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment […] read more →

Trump Administration Weighs Proposal to Prevent Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes

Posted on: August 29, 2017

The proposed rule would allow nursing homes to limit residents to arbitration. Elder abuse is a major problem across the United States, whether it occurs in private homes, long term care facilities and nursing homes. Under President Obama, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) instituted a rule that prohibited nursing homes that accept […] read more →

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