If there is one situation in which no worker in California would want to be, it is being unable to return to his or her regular job after suffering a debilitating injury. Fortunately, the workers' compensation insurance system has several methods of assisting injured employees. One of which is the supplemental job placement benefits program, known as SJDB.
The financial and physical consequences of crash injuries can be devastating. However, both economic and non-economic damages sustained in car accidents might be recoverable through the California civil justice system. For personal injury lawsuits to be successful, the injured party must prove the negligence of another party. Sometimes, other entities might be named as defendants along with an alleged negligent driver.
Some nursing homes are robustly staffed. The workers receive good pay and do their jobs well, and the residents are as happy and healthy as they can be. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for many, perhaps most, nursing homes. For staffers such as nurses' aides, the reality is that their employers ask them to do too much, and sometimes, the requests are illegal.
The gig economy in California is growing by the day. With the high cost of living, many people take on second jobs with delivery companies like Amazon, or as drivers for companies like Lyft and Uber. Much has been said about these companies and the employee rights of the drivers. However, things might change after a recent ruling by the California Supreme Court, which will make it more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors.
Two security guards recently filed a complaint against the actor, producer and musician, Johnny Depp in a California court. They allege the Pirates of the Caribbean actor violated their employee rights. The two men were appointed by Depp as bodyguards about two years ago after they left the employ of a security company in whose employ they were also his contracted bodyguards.
Are you one of the many workers in Los Angeles who struggle to get by on the wages you earn? Have you considered the possibility of your employee rights being violated? There are several ways in which your employer might be holding back money to which you are entitled. Many workers are denied their rightful wages but fail to do anything about it for fear of losing their jobs.