December 2021

California Regulators Issue New Wildfire Smoke Safety Guidelines for School Employees

Wildfires have long been a serious safety hazard in the Western United States, particularly in stretches of our region. Northern, Central, and Southern California are all affected by wildfires. The California Air Resources Board emphasizes that “the area burned by California wildfires each year has been increasing” over the last seven decades.  A large wildfire can impact

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How Long Does it Take the Average Workers’ Compensation Claim to Settle in California?

California requires businesses, nonprofits, and public employers to provide no-fault workers’ comp coverage to their employees (California Labor Code § 3700). If you are hurt on the job, you have the right to seek workerscompensation to cover medical care and lost wages. You do not have to prove your employer was “at fault” to

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