An Overview of an Injured Employee’s California Workers’Compensation Case

At Gateway Pacific Law Group (GPACLAW), we understand the stress and uncertaintyfacing an injured worker. This guide aims to walk you through the timeline of a Californiaworkers’ compensation case, empowering you to make informed decisions throughout theprocess. Remember, GPACLAW is here to advocate for your rights and maximize your benefits.This guide is merely a summary…

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California Employers’ Duties Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act: The Interactive Process Simplified

Introduction California workers have rights protecting them from discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities at work. The interactive process under FEHA is one of the most important aspects of these rights for workers with a disability. Employers and employees have specific responsibilities under FEHA when it comes to the interactive process. We will discuss what the…

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Anti-Retaliation Protections for California Workers in 2023-2024

California offers substantial protections to employees from being retaliated against for exercising their workplace rights. These laws safeguard workers from facing retaliation by their employers when they participate in protected activities. These activities include reporting instances of discrimination or harassment, reporting illegal conduct or safety violations, seeking accommodations for a disability, and filing for workers…

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California Law AB 497 Retaliation Claims

Recently Signed Law Helps California Employees Establish Retaliation Claims California SB 497, also known as the Equal Pay and Anti-Retaliation Protection Act, is a new law that provides additional protections to whistleblowers in the state. The law was signed into effect by Governor Gavin Newsom on October 8, 2023, and goes into effect on January…

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Settlements in Workers’ Compensation Cases – An Overview

The purpose of workers’ compensation is to provide benefits to workers, through an insurance policy paid by the employer, who are injured or become ill on the job or because of their job (We’ll explain this in more detail later). Remember, this article is not legal advice. If you have questions about a workers’ compensation…

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California Workplace Safety Law: Your Rights and What to Do If You Are Injured

As an employee in California, you have the right to a safe and healthful workplace. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) is a state agency that enforces occupational safety and health standards in California. Cal/OSHA’s mission is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for all working men and women in California.” Cal/OSHA…

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California Labor Laws Demystified: “Summary of Differences Between Independent Contractors and Exempt Employees”

Determining the employment status of a worker can be tricky, especially when it comes to independent contractors. California law has strict standards for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee, and misclassification can result in significant penalties for employers. We will explore the complex landscape of California law surrounding the classification…

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CALIFORNIA’S REST & MEAL BREAK LAW: PROTECTING WORKERS’ RIGHTS; IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF CALIFORNIA WORKERS

California’s rest and meal break laws are designed to protect employees from fatigue and injury. By understanding these laws, employees can ensure that they are getting the breaks they need to stay safe and healthy.  Federal law exists to provide basic protections to workers, called the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However, California labor law…

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California Overtime Law: What You Need to Know

Worker in Warehouse emphasizing the importance of overtime laws.

The state of California has some of the most employee-friendly overtime laws in the United States. California Labor Code §510 provides that employees are entitled to receive overtime pay for any hours worked beyond the standard workweek based on a multiple of their regular hourly rate. All employers must comply with the state’s overtime laws,…

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