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September 2017 Archives

The sharp incline in dangerous distracted driving

California drivers have more access to technology than ever before. While this can help immensely by giving everyone an easily accessible navigation system, a way to contact authorities, and so on, it has also created many dangers. In particular, distracted driving is on the rise due in no small part to technology.

Part 2: Understanding whether you are an independent contractor

This is the second part of a two-part blog on the difference between an independent contractor and employee in California. When you understand the distinction, you are in a better position to understand your rights as a worker. At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., we know the finer points of the law and how California’s laws are designed to protect individual workers.

Part 1: Understanding whether you are an independent contractor

Even when you are classified as an independent contract in California, you may actually be an employee of the organization or company where you work. Often the distinction between independent contractors and employees is not as clear you may think, regardless of the contract you entered into or the way you are paid. At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., we understand your rights and the obligations of employers under California law.

What to do if you are injured while working

California workers who sustain an injury or develop an illness in connection with their work may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. These may include payments for necessary medical treatment, permanent or temporary disability benefits, and more.

What is a noncompete agreement?

California workers like you need to be careful when reading over details of contracts before you get a job. We at the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore Jr. will use noncompete agreements as an example, as these agreements have the potential of hurting your future job prospects before you even leave your current job.

What is a trucking log?

California truckers will always have to keep track of their travels in something called a log, or a logbook, based on federal law. But just what is the purpose of these books? What exactly are they used for?

Common misconceptions about motorcycles

California motorcyclists like you often have to fight unfairly in the court to defend yourselves from accusations that you were at fault for the accident. We at the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., work to help dispel the common myths surrounding motorcycles that add to this stigma.

What threats may whistleblowers face?

California employees who "whistleblow" essentially call out their employers for practices that go against the law or are unethical in some way. While something like this should be applauded, it unfortunately can be met with retribution or actions against you that can make your time at work miserable and difficult.

Safely handling wet floors

California shop owners know just how dangerous a simple wet floor can be. If a shopkeeper don't take proper precautions to handle a spill and warn for areas that are slippery or wet, they could quickly find yourself facing legal rammifications.

What is workplace discrimination?

California workers like you don't have control over the actions or words of your bosses or coworkers. This can sometimes result in discrimination. The Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, JR. are dedicated to protecting you from discriminatory practices or actions while you're at your job.

What are the long and short term effects of whiplash?

California residents who get into car accidents will likely be facing the possibility of whiplash injury, as it's one of the most common injuries resulting from car accidents. Most people involved in crashes, no matter the degree of severity, will likely suffer from whiplash to some degree.

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