Category: Employment Law

Restructuring Can Be An Excuse To Retaliate Or Discriminate

The biggest lie in business is that “Nothing will change after the merger or reorganization.” Any experienced employee knows that things restructuring inevitably means that some jobs or even whole departments will no longer exist at the company. Restructuring is a strategic decision that businesses undergo in the hope of minimizing operational costs and maximizing…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Employees’ Rights

Employees have the right to file a petition for compensation under workers’ compensation laws, but many do not, for fear of retaliation. Some figure that if they keep quiet, they’ll keep their jobs. Still, when something significant happens that causes a layoff, such as a coronavirus outbreak, these employees may have a hard time getting…

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Can You Use Paid Sick Leave If You Have Covid-19?

My name is Michael Burgis. I’m a trial attorney and I’m a certified legal specialist in California Workers’ Compensation. I’m also very well versed in Employment Law. Should I Use Paid Sick Leave If I Can’t Work Due To Coronavirus? Ultimately, one of the questions I’m getting a lot is regarding Paid Sick Leave, especially…

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How Does Unemployment Insurance Work If You Contract COVID-19?

My name is Michael Burgis. I’m a legal certified specialist in California Workers’ Compensation. I’m a trial attorney. Can I Apply For Unemployment If I Am Laid Off Due To the Coronavirus Pandemic? I’ve gotten a few questions regarding Unemployment Insurance and how that works, especially during this Coronavirus scare. First off, Unemployment is a…

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