Can I Collect Paid Family Leave If A Family Member Contracts Covid-19?

My name is Michael Burgis and I’m an attorney. I’m a Legal Certified Specialist in California Workers Compensation and I’m a Trial Attorney. Is Paid Family Leave applicable during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic? I’ve had quite a few questions regarding Paid Family Leave and what this is and how it’s applicable during the Coronavirus pandemic.…

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Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

My name is Michael Burgis and I’m a Legal Certified Specialist in California Workers Compensation. I get a lot of questions about the Coronavirus and its implication for Workers Compensation benefits. I want to address some of those briefly because I know a lot of people have those questions and are searching for this. Is…

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Pregnancy discrimination could hurt or even end your career

Thanks to years of pioneering efforts by brave women and legal changes at the state and federal levels, it is now possible for female workers to accomplish more than ever before. Employers can no longer consider gender as a factor when determining whom they hire. The same is also true for consideration relating to promotions,…

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Inexperienced new hires often suffer workplace injuries

Safety training is one of the most crucial aspects of any company’s quest to protect the health and safety of workers, regardless of the industry. Too many workers in California suffer workplace injuries within their first few months on the job because employers did not provide safety training from day one. The first thing new…

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