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    • POSTED: May 8, 2020
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    CAAA Applauds Governor Newsom for Enacting Executive Order to Protect Essential Workers

    The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians who get injured at work, released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of an executive order today that helps protect frontline workers who contract COVID-19 on the job: “We applaud Governor Newsom for enacting an executive order to ensure essential workers […]

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    • POSTED: April 14, 2020
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    COVID-19 Information for Employers and Employees

    The California Labor & Workforce Development Agency has released updated information and resources for workers and employers impacted by COVID-19. Visit their website for more information: labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019 In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor has released updated information to help with recent nationally enacted legislation, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. For more information, […]

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    • POSTED: April 6, 2020
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    Immigrant Workers’ Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation Benefits for COVID-19

    Insurance Commissioner Lara Issues Alert About Immigrant Workers’ Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation Benefits for COVID-19 Exposure or Illness LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara today alerted insurance companies that all workers affected by COVID-19 on the job are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits regardless of their immigration status. This includes workers engaged in […]

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    • POSTED: March 24, 2020
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    California isn’t ready to increase unemployment benefits in coronavirus crisis, analyst warns

    If California wants to increase unemployment insurance benefits to help workers cope with the economic fallout from the new coronavirus, the higher payments could be delayed up to a year because the state employment department isn’t prepared for the job. A new report from the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office found the information technology systems at […]

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    • POSTED: March 24, 2020
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    Wait for first California jobless benefits could be ‘much longer’ than 21 days amid coronavirus

    An unemployed worker in California will likely find their first benefit payment will take “much longer” than the typical 21 days, according to a report from the state Legislative Analyst’s Office report released Monday. Under normal economic conditions, the state Employment Development Department “typically issues about 80 percent of first benefit payments within 21 days […]

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