May 2021 - Issue 33
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COVID-19 Vaccination Could Soon be a Workplace Requirement

The purpose and effectiveness of a theoretical "vaccine passport" has been hotly debated, just like the debate over mask requirements.  While many aspects of the vaccine passport debate remain unresolved, one thing is certain: it is not illegal for employers to ask its workers and potential workers about vaccination status, to request proof of vaccination status, or to make hiring decisions based on vaccination status.  This is particularly relevant for employees in healthcare professions.  For now, at least.

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2021 (Fiscal Year 2022) H-1B Petition Filing Period Now Open

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received more H-1B electronic registrations than available visas and has conducted the fiscal year 2022 H-1B lottery.  Registrants subject to the H-1B visa cap who were lucky enough to have been selected can now file their H-1B petition.  Fiscal year 2022 could possibly be the last year that an H-1B lottery takes place.

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Mitigating Risk for the Most Common Work Injuries

In 2019, the three most common work injuries that resulted in missed work days account for 84.3% of all incidents, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).  The top three causes are not likely to surprise many people: overexertion, slip and falls, and coming into contact with or being struck by equipment.  These three causes resulted in about 750,000 cases of work injuries and millions of missed days of work.  Overexertion and slip and falls were most likely to be experienced by older workers, but equipment injuries were most likely to be experienced by young workers.

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Keeping Pedestrians Safe

Pedestrian safety is not solely the responsibility of pedestrians; every driver carries just as much responsibility as any pedestrian.  While there are certain actions that pedestrians can take to become a better pedestrian, there are numerous tips and guidelines drivers can follow to protect pedestrians.  It is always important to practice defensive driving, but it is imperative to practice defensive driving in the presence of pedestrians, especially in urban areas.

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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.