May 13, 2019

You’re Not Alone: Speaking Up for Harassed Firefighters

The culture within fire stations often subjects employees to harassment and discrimination, and gives harassed employees no comfort in coming forward to report their abuse. If you have suffered harassment on the job as a firefighter, you are not alone. Resources are…

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March 26, 2019

Common Accidents that Occur on Construction Sites

Construction is a dangerous industry. Workers often handle heavy materials, sharp objects, and powerful tools and work under tight deadlines. This combination creates an extremely dangerous environment. How OSHA Regulates Construction Sites The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the regulatory body…

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March 12, 2019

Understanding California’s Strict Product Liability Laws

As a customer purchasing a product, you place your trust in the manufacturer. You believe the product will satisfy your needs and not cause you harm. California’s strict consumer protection laws seek to ensure that manufacturers, retailers, and designers are held accountable…

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February 13, 2019

Rebuilding Your Home After the California Wildfires [Infographic]

If you or a loved one lost your home in a recent California wildfire, you may find that the payout from your homeowner’s insurance is not enough to rebuild your home. It’s crucial that you understand your options for recovery.

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December 27, 2018

Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Uber in Lawsuit to Keep Drivers as Independent Contractors

On September 25, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal handed over a major victory to the ride-sharing giant Uber Technologies Inc. in a battle between Uber and a class of thousands of Uber drivers alleging they were misclassified as independent contractors….

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December 20, 2018

Are Consumers at Risk? The Hidden Dangers of Using E-cigarettes

Consumers have turned to e-cigarettes as an alternative way to get a nicotine fix without the harmful effects of smoking a traditional cigarette. However, defective e-cigarettes pose an entirely new set of risks that have become increasingly dangerous. In 2017, more than…

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November 15, 2018

Exploding Popularity of E-Cigarettes Turns Dangerous: Reported Explosions on the Rise [Infographic]

Burn injuries are on the rise as the popularity of e-cigarettes increases. Incidents of unpredictable combustion and/or the explosion of e-cigarettes have been linked to their lithium-ion battery, yet the safety of these devices remain largely unregulated. Read below for the latest…

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October 12, 2018

Proposed Changes to U.S. Department of Education’s Regulations on Campus Sexual Misconduct Bolster the Rights of the Accused

On August 29, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education released new proposed policies around campus sexual misconduct. Under the new proposed regulations, the rights of students accused of sexual assault or harassment would be strengthened and would also lessen the liability for…

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August 30, 2018

California Supreme Court Changes Rules for Classifying Workers as Independent Contractors: Adoption of ABC Test

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court changed the rules for classifying workers as independent contractors in approving the ABC test in place of the Borello test in claims involving regulating wages, hours and working conditions. This Change May Affect You,…

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August 28, 2018

New National Origin Discrimination Regulations Set Limitations To "English-Only" Rules

New regulations expanding protections for national origin individuals against workplace discrimination went into effect on July 1, 2018, including a ban on language requirements. Employers and employees alike need to know what these new laws mean for their workplace. Who does it…

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