June 2021 - Issue 34
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Repetitive Motion Injuries at Work

Workers' compensation insurance is designed to provide benefits to injured workers when a work injury occurs.  Most workers understand that if they suffer an injury as the result of a sudden workplace accident, such as a fall from a ladder, car accident while on duty, or slip and fall, that they will be covered.  However, many workers overlook the possibility of an injury that occurs over time.

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Federal Independent Contractor Rule Rescinded

A Trump-era rule known as the "Independent Contractor Rule" which limited some workers' rights was rescinded.  The Independent Contractor Rule limited the ability of gig workers, contract workers, and employees misclassified as independent contractors to pursue correct classification, minimum wage, and overtime.  The US Secretary of Labor says that the goal of the policy reversal is to "preserve essential worker rights and stop the erosion of worker protections".

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Southern California Approaching Normal Traffic Levels

The COVID-19 global pandemic closed schools, forced many businesses to scale back operations, and led many employees to begin working from home.  These actions resulted in a significant drop of vehicles on the roads over the past year.  Now, with businesses beginning to operate at a higher capacity, some children attending in-person learning, and workers returning to the job site, and vaccinations in full swing, traffic in Southern California is approaching pre-pandemic levels.  It is unknown what affect the return to normal traffic will have on road safety.

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Advance Parole - Permission for Re-entry to the US Without a Visa

Advance parole is an immigration travel document that can make it very easy for immigrants seeking asylum or permanent residence to leave and re-enter the United States without harming their pending immigration applications.  Leaving the country while awaiting a green card or asylum hearing, even if you have been in the United States legally, could lead to being refused entry upon your return.  Worse, your pending immigration application would be rejected due to "abandonment".

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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!

April 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, bankruptcy and debt relief, 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.