LEGAL CONNECTION NEWSLETTER

November 2021 - Issue 39
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Long Workdays and Lack of Sleep Increase Work Injury Risk

The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has previously blogged about the dangers of drowsy driving: failure to notice dangerous situations, slow reaction times, and serious or fatal injuries that can result from an avoidable car crash.  In the same manner, the dangers of drowsy working are just serious.  The dangers of driving drowsy extend beyond the commute to work and can carry over into work itself, making drowsy work itself dangerous.

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2021 Car Crash Fatalities Could Be at Highest Levels in 15 Years

Data from the National Safety Council (NSC) show that 2021 is poised to see a sharp increase in fatal vehicle incidents, continuing a troubling trend from 2020.  In 2020, car crashes resulting in fatalities increased by about 7.5 percent over 2019 numbers, even with the pandemic reducing overall driving mileage by 13 percent.  And in the first half of 2021, car-involved fatalities increased by 16 percent over the same period in 2020.  If the increase remains the same, fatal car crashes could be at their highest level since 2006.

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Activision Blizzard Settles with EEOC Over Toxic Work Culture

Fallout from the toxic work culture at Activision Blizzard continues to make front page headlines as it was announced this week that the company had settled possible legal action from the federal US government.  Soon after it was announced that the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was pursuing legal action, Activision Blizzard announced that it had settled the case with EEOC. 

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Permanent Labor Certification for Businesses Hiring Foreign Workers

Employment-based visas are available for eligible foreign workers who meet certain requirements.  Before a foreign worker can be hired however, businesses must follow certain steps to allow them to hire an eligible foreign worker.  One such requirement is that a business must attest that a US citizen cannot perform the work of the position they are trying to hire for.  To prove that their company meets this requirement, the business must complete the permanent labor certification (PERM) process with the US Department of Labor (DOL).

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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 bankruptcy and debt relief.  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.