In California, wage claims can be filed by employees (and have to be defended by employers) in one of two ways: 1) as claims in the CA Labor Commissioner process; or 2) as traditional civil actions in Court.
Employees cannot file wage claims with the Labor Commissioner and file a lawsuit in Court against the same employer for the same wage issues; only one of the two possible methods of pursuing wage-related damages must be chosen.Read More
As a key segment of essential workers, correctional employees and Supervisors have seen the risks and demands of their essential jobs impacted immensely. Correctional Supervisors are tasked with maintaining the safety, security, and well-being of our state’s prisoners, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only introduced a new set of risks in an already dangerous profession, ..Read More
Top 10 Reasons to Revisit Your Estate Plan By: Rafael Ruano, Esq. Did you know that you should consider dusting off and revisiting your estate plan every 3 to 5 years at a minimum? Yes, we encourage all our clients to periodically review their estate plans to ensure alignment with current laws, family and financial ..Read More
What Happens if I Die Without an Estate Plan in California? By: Rafael Ruano, Esq. and Caitlyn Andrijich, J.D. Probate If you die without an estate plan, it is likely that your estate will need to go through probate. A probate is a judicial process to administer a decedent’s estate. The average probate process takes ..Read More
Attention Nurses: Department of Consumer Affairs Fraud Scam Alert An attempted fraud scheme is currently targeting licensees of the Department of Consumer Affair’s boards and bureaus, including the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Vocational Nurses. Scam artists pretending to be DCA/board/bureau staff members or investigators are notifying licensees that they are under ..Read More
As a key segment of essential workers, correctional employees and Supervisors have seen the risk...
Top 10 Reasons to Revisit Your Estate Plan By: Rafael Ruano, Esq. Did you know that you should c...
What Happens if I Die Without an Estate Plan in California? By: Rafael Ruano, Esq. and Caitlyn A...
Attention Nurses: Department of Consumer Affairs Fraud Scam Alert An attempted fraud scheme is c...
Do hospitals need to disclose to EMTs, Paramedics and Firefighters if/when a patient they assisted has COVID19?
Do hospitals need to disclose to EMTs, Paramedics and Firefighters if/when a patient they assist...
Can a past conviction hold you back from employment and can you get your conviction expunged? Do you want to be competitive in today’s job market? It can be hard enough to stand out in the workforce today, but the conviction of a crime can further hinder your ability to get a professional license, a ..
Can California Nursing Students Help During COVID-19? With the growing need for more nurses and health care professionals to assist with the overflow of COVID19 patients in health care facilities, the California Board of Registered Nursing and Governor Gavin Newsom are developing solutions to allow California nursing students to help. One solution has been to ..
California Laws for Health Care Decision-Making and the Impact of COVID-19 By: Rafael Ruano, Esq. and Caitlyn Andrijich, J.D. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become more crucial than ever to have an Advance Health Care Directive in place and that we know our rights in the face of big health care decisions. ..
Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) updates program to include COVID-19 deaths / COVID-19 line of duty deaths. The outbreak of COVID-19 has presented difficult challenges for the entire world, as people from all walks of life are having their day to day lives severely impacted. In addition to health care workers, public safety employees are ..
Can your employer require you to provide your body temperature / submit to a temperature reading? The current COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented, and thus is causing workers to navigate their rights in response to unprecedented changes in the workplace. One specific example of this, is when it comes to issues such as employees being required ..
Executive Order Extends POBRA Statute of Limitations by 60 Days Peace officers from across the state were directly impacted by an executive order that was issued yesterday. On March 31, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-40-20. The headlines in the media focused on provisions of the executive order that provided relief and extensions on ..