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Most Frequently Viewed Resources
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
You have rights protected by state laws.
When there are fights between employees and supervisors or between two employees.
About AME, QME, and the panel review process.
California law covers disability resulting from stress.
The Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA).
With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided by both Federal and California law.
If your employer uses extreme and outrageous conduct.
File for your case to be reconsidered and view decisions.
Your employer's responsibilities, and different types of benefits
What are some examples of fraud? How can I bring a fraud claim against my employer?
How the permanent disability (PD) benefits program works.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
Where to reach their offices for assistance.
How the temporary disability (TD) insurance program works.
What are your rights as a worker? What Is the Underground Economy? Report a bad employer.
ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial.
Alphabetical Listing of Resources
Requirements and laws if they are illegally uninsured.
Follow these steps to claim your fair compensation.
A union owes a duty of fair representation to all of the workers it represents. This duty requires that the union act fairly, impartially, and without ill will or discrimination when pursuing a worker"s grievance or when negotiating a new contract with the employer.
Forms and documents used in the review process.
Your right to financial assistance for job-related injuries.