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Personal Injury Attorney and Auto Accidents

Should you hire a personal injury attorney after an auto accident? While there is no specific deadline or guideline when or if you should hire a personal injury attorney you should engage with one as soon as possible. Even a minor 5 MPH collision could result in back, neck, and spine pain. Personal injury attorneys should have the experience to evaluate...

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Employment – Minimum Rate of Pay

What is the current minimum rate of pay? As of January, 2019, minimum rate of pay for a Californian employee in any industry is $12.00. If the employer hires less than 26 employees, the minimum rate of pay for its employees is $11.00. For the minimum wage will increase every year until 2023, business owners should stay alert. Minimum Which minimum wage...

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Employment – Meal and Rest Breaks

California employees are entitled to meal and rest breaks by law. California employees are entitled to a meal break of at least 30 minutes within first five hours since the start of the day’s work. For example, if an employee starts his work at 8 o’clock in the morning, the employer must provide the employee a 30-minute meal break before 1...

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Employment – Overtime Rate of Pay

Q= What is "Overtime Rate of Pay?”   A= “Overtime Rate of Pay" is the rate at which an employer should pay his employee for the hours the employee worked over 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.  Hours in excess of 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week are required to be paid at the rate of...

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Employment – Whistleblower Protection

Whistleblower Protection Law Whistleblower laws protect employees from being retaliated for reporting their employers’ violation of law or breach of public trust. For instance, if an employee was terminated from work for reporting his company’s misconduct of dumping waste into a local river, he can file a lawsuit against his employer. The law provides protection from retaliation to employees who notify of...

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Personal Injury – Dog Bite

What if you are bitten by a dog? In California, 38,000 people are bitten by dogs annually. If you are bitten by a dog, you can receive compensation from the owner of the dog. California Civil Code Section 3342 states that dog owners are solely responsible for damages if a victim's injury is due to a dog bite. If the victim...

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Personal Injury – Bicycle Accident

What if a bicycle accident happened? California has the most frequent bike-related traffic accidents in the nation, and Los Angeles is particularly dangerous for cyclists due to heavy traffic and careless drivers. Bicycle accidents often occur due to negligence of motorists. Especially nowadays, many drivers are distracted by text messages, meals or phone calls that increase the risk of accidents. Negligent drivers...

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Legal Rights of Employees

1. What is the law on sexual harassment in the workplace?  Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and it includes offensive remarks...

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