The COVID-19 pandemic has affected over one million people worldwide, with tens of thousands of deaths reported across several countries. COVID-19, or the coronavirus, has had a major impact on workforces, including employees in San Bernardino and throughout California. This has led many workers to seek income through other sources, such as insurance claims and unemployment benefits.
Protect your rights as a worker in California by learning the state’s wage and hour laws. California’s overtime laws are constantly changing. Employers too often shortchange employees on overtime wages, either out of ignorance of the law or an intentional attempt to save money. If you understand the law and your rights, you can put a stop to overtime violations early.
Workers’ compensation is one of your rights as an employee in California. The workers’ compensation program is a no-fault recovery system in which you could receive payment for your medical bills and partial lost wages without needing to prove someone else’s negligence. Almost every worker in California is eligible for workers’ comp.
Workers’ compensation can be your outlet for financial recovery after suffering a serious injury in the workplace. It could provide the support you need to pay for medical expenses, lost income, and other costs during this difficult time. If your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company denies your claim, however, you may feel at a loss as to what to do next.