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March 2017 Archives

Workplace violence prevention important at companies big and small

Workplace violence could strike in any type of company, big or small. So, one would hope businesses of all sizes would take appropriate measures when it comes to workplace violence prevention. This includes making sure their prevention measures are effective.

What will the future hold for international student enrollment in the U.S.?

In recent years, quite a few students from other countries have come to the U.S. to study. Last year, there were over a million international students here in America. But, might international student enrollment trends soon be changing? The initial findings from a recent survey raise some questions on this front.

That blow to the head might mean more than you think

Did you suffer a blow to the head at work? Don't take it lightly. The severity of a traumatic head injury could take days to materialize, and by then, you could suffer serious repercussions. Even a mild concussion could require you to take time off work and limit your activities, at least temporarily.

Abrasive blasting and hearing loss risk

Hearing loss is among the many types of harms a worker could be exposed to in the workplace. The implications of workplace hearing loss on a worker’s life can be considerable. So, when a worker’s hearing is harmed on-the-job, they can be facing all kinds of challenges.

DACA and immigrant mental health

What options an undocumented immigrant here in California has depends on many things. One is whether they qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This program came into force in 2012. It makes certain protections and options (such as work permits and deferrals of deportation proceedings) available to young undocumented immigrants who meet certain criteria. DACA recipients are sometimes called “Dreamers.”

Study: Latino immigrants have a high workplace injury rate

California’s workforce includes many immigrants. While suffering an injury at work can be a worrisome experience for anyone, it could trigger some special worries and concerns for immigrant workers. In such a situation, it can be very important for an immigrant, whether they are here in the U.S under a legal status or are undocumented, to have a firm understanding of what their rights are and what kind of compensation they can pursue. Skilled workers’ comp attorneys can give immigrants here in California guidance on workplace injury matters.

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