Serious and Willful Misconduct Claims While a Workers’ Compensation claim is usually the only remedy available for a work-related injury, sometimes the circumstances surrounding the injury may indicate the potential for an additional claim to be filed directly against the employer for an injury occurring from Serious and Willful misconduct. A Serious & Willful [Read more]
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F&W In Your Community… On Saturday, March 5th, Scott Ford, Robert Cordova, and Jason Swanson volunteered at AFSCME District Council 36’s second food distribution, feeding over 900 individuals.
Workers Face Increasing Risks From The Highly Contagious COVID-19 Omicron Variant The winter season is challenging workers and their loved ones with the ongoing health safety concerns of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Workers are facing greater risks of COVID-19 infections, especially from the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant. It is imperative that we take steps [Read more]
FW Attorney Analisa Swan, Honored by the LACDP as a Democrat of the Year, Assembly District 43 Click an image to view the gallery… We are pleased to announce that Ford & Wallach attorney, Analisa Swan, was honored on November 6th, 2021 by [Read more]
This month, new leadership is at the helm of CAAA’s 2021-2022 Executive Committee and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Sandy Rocca will be CAAA’s new incoming president, while Scott Ford, Steve Scardino, and Megan Ruble will also form part of the new committee. Ford Wallach is proud to tell you a little for [Read more]
The Impact of COVID-19 in the Workplace One year has passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone has been impacted by the pandemic, but the most severe effects of COVID-19 are disproportionately felt by the most vulnerable communities. Among the hardest hit by the pandemic are communities of color, indigenous people, and [Read more]
The California State Legislature Passes Senate Bill 1159 Establishing A Rebuttable Presumption That Helps Workers Injured by COVID-19 Obtain Workers’ Compensation Benefits On 8/31/20, the last day of California’s 2020 legislative session, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 1159 (SB 1159). This bill, which was passed as an urgent statute to address the COVID-19 [Read more]
Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Emergency Exec. Order Expanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits For COVID-19 On 5/6/20, California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, signed emergency Executive Order N-62-20 expanding the protections for essential workers that contract COVID-19 during the stay at home order. Ford & Wallach applauds Governor Newsom for protecting workers and expediting California Workers’ Compensation benefits [Read more]
Honoring The Fallen And Fighting For The Living Workers’ Memorial Day 4/28/20 April 28, 2020 marks the annual international Workers’ Memorial Day where we honor all workers that suffered loss of life, injury, disability, or illness due to their job. We join in the solemnity of this day of remembrance to commemorate our fallen workers. The significance [Read more]
Contract COVID-19 On The Job, And You May Be Entitled To California Workers’ Compensation Benefits The coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic is a challenging crisis. Our thoughts are with all of the frontline workers, laid off or furloughed workers, and their families. Throughout these difficult circumstances, we remain committed to helping ALL workers obtain the best [Read more]