December 2020 - Issue 28
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Changes to Immigration Laws Poised for Reversal Under President Biden

There have been many changes to immigration law over the past few years, most of which have been viewed as detrimental to immigrants who wish to live and work in the United States.  With the election of President-Elect Joe Biden, any changes made to immigration via executive order by President Trump could be quickly reversed by a new executive order.  It is expected that certain policies will be undone soon after Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021.

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How California’s 2020 Ballot Proposition Results Affect Criminal Law

Californian voters were tasked this election with deciding on three ballot propositions addressing criminal justice matters.  Now that Election Day is over we now have a clearer look at how these criminal justice propositions will change California law and will or will not affect persons accused of a crime.  Both Proposition 20 – Criminal Sentencing, Parole, and DNA Collection Initiative and Proposition 25 – Replace Cash Bail with Risk Assessments Referendum are projected to fail and preserve the status quo.  Proposition 17 – Voting Rights Restoration for Persons on Parole Amendment is projected to pass.

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Exempt vs Non-Exempt

There are two types of employees: exempt and non-exempt.  This sounds like the setup to a joke, but classification actually has some very important distinctions in how the rules of employment law apply employees.  What does exempt and non-exempt even mean?  What are employees being exempted from?  How is exempt or non-exempt determined?  Understanding these questions can help ensure that workers are not being taken advantage of by their employers.  Violations of classification can be pursued for damages under employment law.

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Idiopathic Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Injuries that occur while performing work are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of location.  However, some injuries that occur at a work location are not automatically eligible for benefits.  Among the ineligible injuries for workers’ compensation claims are idiopathic injuries, which, if you are not familiar with the term, are probably not what you might think they are.

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San Gabriel Valley Master Key Episodes

The San Gabriel Valley Master Key Podcast, with co-host attorney Scott Warmuth, features conversations with the people and business that make the San Gabriel Valley great. New episodes available every Tuesday on SpotifyGoogle PodcastsApple PodcastsiHeartRADIO, and YouTube!

November episodes now available:

Visit the San Gabriel Master Key Podcast website for more details.

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Since 1984, the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has been helping its clients achieve their legal goals.  We have offices in San Gabriel, City of Industry, Beijing, Guangzhou, Riverside, San Diego, Bakersfield, Sacramento, and San Jose.  Our attorneys are dedicated to the practice areas of car accidentspersonal injury, immigration, workers' compensation, social security, disabilitycriminal defense, employment law, and intellectual property.  Call us at 888-517-9888 to receive a free legal consultation.
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Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.