Legislature, Governor grants new protections to unpaid California construction workers

Legislature, Governor grants new protections to unpaid California construction workers

California construction workers who are owed back wages by subcontractors are being afforded important new legal remedies under a bill recently signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. Assembly Bill 1701 makes California builders responsible for wage violations by their subcontractors. The bill will allow workers who are owed payment for work they have performed […]

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Can your boss fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim?

Workers' Compensation Claim

When an employee gets injured on the job, they may have to rely on workers’ compensation benefits to receive the medical attention, wages and time off work needed to heal. It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for reporting a job injury or filing a workers’ compensation claim by terminating their […]

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Taxi company settles citation for employee misclassification and failing to provide workers’ compensation

Employee Misclassification

A Santa Rosa, California, taxi company was held accountable for misclassifying its 30 drivers as independent contractors and refusing to provide them with worker’s compensation insurance coverage, is now settling its $522,300 citation. In October 2016, a Sonoma County Superior Court judge issued the A-C Transportation a Stop Order judgement for the company’s refusal to […]

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