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Office workers are not immune to work related injuries

Office workers are not immune to work-related injuries

Sexual harassment continues to be a problem in many workplaces in California and across the country. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing clearly defines sexual harassment, which essentially includes someone making unwanted sexual advances or requests for sexual favors in return for career advancement or some other reward. No matter the particulars, sexual

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Police records subpoenaed in Activision case

Police records subpoenaed in Activision case

Many in California have probably already heard about the extensive investigation into unlawful employment practices at a major video game company. Activision Blizzard, Inc. has been an industry leader in computer gaming for years, but recently, the company has come under fire because of a considerable number of complaints from current and former employees regarding

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2 issues you must address in a workers comp appeal

2 issues you must address in a workers’ comp appeal

Whether you work in one of California’s most dangerous industries or carry out your daily duties while sitting at a computer behind a desk, if you suffer an injury on the job, you have a right to file a claim to request benefits. Your employer hopefully fulfilled his or her obligations to provide you with

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The 5 most dangerous jobs in California

The 5 most dangerous jobs in California

You might be one of many people in California who have been employed in the same industry or even the same company for years. Then again, you might better identify with those who have moved around from place to place, working in various career categories. Either way, it’s helpful to be aware of workplace injury

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New federal law may provide powerful tool for #MeToo movement

New federal law may provide powerful tool for #MeToo movement

Lawmakers are currently considering a new proposal, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021. If passed, the proposal would remove the ability of an employer to force pre-dispute arbitration agreements for those who allege workplace sexual harassment or sexual assault.   What does this bill cover? This proposal defines

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Three hidden dangers in the workplace

Some on-the-job dangers are obvious, such as power saws, flammable chemicals and high-rise construction projects. Other dangers, however, are more difficult to detect and can place unsuspecting workers at risk. Here are three common but hidden dangers that may be lurking in your place of work.   Loud noises Exposure to high levels of noise

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Understanding disability discrimination

Disabled individuals in California and elsewhere face unique challenges as they try to navigate their places of employment. While employers are required by law to provide accommodations for disabled employees, some choose to ignore the rules and even resort to discriminating against disabled employees because of their condition. It’s important to understand what constitutes disability

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Celebrity stylist sued for sexual harassment, discrimination

A California hair stylist in Los Angeles who has worked with some of the biggest names in showbusiness is facing lawsuits from a former employee. The stylist has won awards for her work, including being named 2012 Celebrity Stylist of the Year, and she has worked with Tina Fey, Penelope Cruz and others. Now, she

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New law regarding workplace discrimination and harassment

Workplace discrimination and harassment continue to plague workers in all sectors across the country. Heretofore, companies could employ nondisclosure agreements and other provisions to prevent discrimination and harassment victims from speaking publicly about the unlawful practices at their places of employment. Now, a new law in California that took effect on Jan. 1 of this

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