March 2021 - Issue 31
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Happy Lunar New Year!

As the difficult year of 2020 is left behind, the 2021 Lunar New Year welcomes the ox, a symbol of hard work, honesty, and diligence.  The ox is second in the ordering of the Chinese zodiac, trailing only the rat, the symbol of 2020.

The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth hopes everyone had a safe and enjoyable Lunar Near Year!

U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 Introduced in Congress, Passage Unclear

The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, the immigration legislation promised by the new Biden administration, has been introduced in Congress.  The proposed immigration law will allow nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship on an eight-year timeline.  DACA recipients, agricultural workers, and foreign nationals with Temporary Protected Status or Deferred Enforced Departure could seek citizenship even faster with immediate green card eligibility.  Green card holders can apply for citizenship after three years. 

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Biden Administration Aims to Clarify Rule on Unemployment Insurance and Covid-19

Unemployment insurance is typically unavailable to workers who voluntarily leave their employment. New federal guidelines would add clarification.  In California, if you quit or are fired from your work, the Employment Development Department (EDD) will interview you about any unemployment claim.  Typically, if you quit your position, you will need to provide good cause for why you quit.  Fear of contracting Covid-19 due to unsafe working conditions should be considered a good cause by the interviewer.

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Pain and Suffering Damages in Workers' Compensation Claims

One question the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth is often asked about by injured workers is how to pursue financial recovery for pain and suffering.  Regardless of how any injury at work happens, injured workers are not allowed to seek pain and suffering compensation in their workers' compensation claim.  That said, there are some situations where an injured worker can pursue a separate, concurrent personal injury claim to seek compensation for pain and suffering.

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Preparing Teenagers for Driving

The data do not lie: teenagers are bad drivers when compared to every other age group.  There are several reasons for why teens are the worst drivers, but the primary factor is inexperience.  Teenagers are new to driving and have yet to learn how to identify dangerous situations while on the road.  Inexperience can also cause teen drivers to react incorrectly or make poor decisions when a dangerous situation occurs.

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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!

December 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.