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Pending legislation update…

Pending legislation update…

The California State Legislature returned from its summer recess on August 1st and is due to finish all legislation by August 31st. There are several bills that would affect public agency employers, some of which have become law or are…

Two-Years of 4850 Pay?!

Two-Years of 4850 Pay?!

This week the California Senate unanimously passed SB 897, a bill that would add section 4850.1 to the Labor Code, providing a second year of Labor Code section 4850 pay for each injury claimed by police officers and firefighters. Current…

50% Apportionment Upheld by WCAB

50% Apportionment Upheld by WCAB

By Karen Course, Esq. RTGR Law recently had a case come to Trial where the central issue was apportionment. The applicant had an injury in 2000 to the same body parts for which she had received a significant award and for…

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…

Using Fitness For Duty Exams

Using Fitness For Duty Exams

This is the second in a series of posts regarding medical privacy issues in the workplace. This post concerns the handling of fitness-for-duty exams. Fitness-for-Duty exams are allowed notwithstanding constitutional, statutory and common law privacy protections, so long as they…

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…