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COVID-19 Presumption Expired: Now What?

COVID-19 Presumption Expired: Now What?

Sunday, July 5, 2020 was the last day of the COVID-19 presumption of workers’ compensation injury created by Executive Order N-62-20. The Order has not yet been extended. There is pending legislation on COVID-19, including SB1159, which would codify the…

P.T.S.D. Presumption Webinar

P.T.S.D. Presumption Webinar

SB 542 took effect on January 1, 2020, creating a strong presumption of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) injury for every Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff and Firefighter in California. RTGR Law will be presenting a live Webinar covering the new law…

Does AB 749 Prohibit C&R’s with Resignations?

Does AB 749 Prohibit C&R’s with Resignations?

Update: In a recent unpublished 4th District Court of Appeal case, Kennedy v. MUFG Union Bank, it was held that a voluntary resignation as part of a workers’ compensation settlement warranted summary judgement in favor of the employer, in a civil case alleging wrongful termination…

We’ve Merged with Armstrong Law Firm!

We’ve Merged with Armstrong Law Firm!

  • April 7th, 2019
  • Tom Richard
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We are very excited to join forces with Bill Armstrong and his team at Armstrong Law Firm (ALF). Both our firms have always worked hard to bring value to our clients in the most complex and sensitive matters, especially with the evolution of multi-forum litigation involving FEHA and ADA issues generated around workplace injuries. We now have an incredible opportunity and are thrilled to announce that effective May 1, 2019, ALF is merging with RTGR Law.

Safety Officer Benefits & Presumptions PowerPoint

Safety Officer Benefits & Presumptions PowerPoint

We are offering a PowerPoint program featuring the best strategies for managing Labor Code section 4850 pay issues and police officer/firefighter injury presumptions.  Please call or e-mail us to schedule a presentation. To view or download the materials, click the “Continue Reading” tab below, then click…

Employers Caught in the Middle on Immigration

Employers Caught in the Middle on Immigration

The last decade has seen a vast increase in workplace litigation revolving around a worker’s immigration status. In 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Hoffman Plastic Compounds Inc. vs. NLRB (2002) 535 U.S. 137. This case involved an undocumented worker…

Handling Employee Medical Records

Handling Employee Medical Records

This is the first in a series of posts regarding medical privacy issues in the workplace. This first post concerns the handling of medical documents. Both the ADA and FMLA dictate that any information related to an employee or job…

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