7 New Things Employers Need to Combat Employee Litigation

For employers operating in California with multistate facilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is going to be nearly as stringent when it comes to accommodating injured workers as California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). In January 2009, the ADA Amendment Act (ADAAA) will greatly expand the definition of disability and add to the … Read More »

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FEHA, RTW, Fraud & Abuse Are Hot Topics At CCWC

LONG BEACH—With new challenges seemingly arising every week to undo the gains won during the workers’ comp reform of 2003 and 2004, it’s little wonder that protecting this reform dominated much of the discussion last week at the annual conference of the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation in Long Beach. But the tone of the … Read More »

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Bill Could Spur Increase In Workers’ Comp Discrimination Lawsuits

California applicant attorneys who mine the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) for workers’ compensation discrimination claims are keeping their fingers crossed for the success of a bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations on the act. The bill is bold: It seeks to overturn a recent United States Supreme Court decision that sets … Read More »

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Fishing Time: Trial Lawyers Look To Hook FEHA Cases

At least one California-based trial lawyer firm is sending out a form letter asking other lawyers if they have any clients who might have been wrongfully terminated by Sears. The idea is to put together a class action lawsuit resulting from workers’ comp claims under California’s Fair Employments and Housing Act (FEHA). Insurance industry legal … Read More »

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FEHA Heats Up: Applicants’ Attorneys Reconfirm Strategy

California employers face a whole new type of onslaught on their bottom lines from lawyers formerly known as applicants’ attorneys. This time, workers’ comp carriers may not be on the risk. California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA) warns its members that they sell their clients short, and especially themselves, if they overlook potential Fair Employment and … Read More »

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