Undergraduate Students: Apply for Our Scholarship Before March 2019

At Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Goodwin, we believe service to others is a fundamental element to personal success. Social responsibility is in our framework, and our attorneys and staff are committed to advancing equal access to justice. We want to honor and invest in one undergraduate student who shares our community values and concerns….. Read More

2019 Employment Law Updates

Happy New Year! Below is a summary of the 2019 changes that will affect California employers. California Minimum Wage Increasing California minimum wage increases on January 1, 2019, to $12 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees, and to $11.00 an hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees. A new minimum wage…. Read More

What to Do After a Thanksgiving Car Accident

With millions of people on the roads this Thanksgiving holiday, there will be an increase in traffic accidents. These accidents may be caused by traffic congestion, speeding, weather conditions, distracted driving or impaired driving. Car accidents can be very stressful and scary situations. It is common to feel shocked and anxious. We hope you have…. Read More

After This Summer’s Heavy Automotive Recalls, You Should Check Your Vehicle

Over the summer, many major carmakers had to recall vehicles due to safety defects: Toyota: Toyota has recalled nearly 200,000 of their hybrid vehicles in the U.S. The safety recall covers its Prius, Prius plug-in hybrid, and C-HR SUV models. The vehicles contain defective wire harnesses that could lead to fires. Vehicle fires could break…. Read More

Studies Show Dangerous Glyphosate in Breakfast Cereals

If you have children or love oats in your meals, then you might be concerned about recent news reports that revealed high levels of glyphosate in breakfast cereals across multiple brands. Glyphosate is an herbicide that is used by farmers nationwide; Roundup is a common brand name. While glyphosate is concluded to be non-carcinogenic to…. Read More

What You Need to Know About the Different Types of Defective Product Liability

Product liability laws were created to help people injured by defective products to receive the proper compensation. These laws make the seller or manufacturer liable for any injuries sustained from their products. Liability for your injury could fall on different parts of the business you purchased the product from such as the manufacturer or the…. Read More

California Adds Protections for Workplace Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Awareness

Last month’s blogs discussed a recent change to California employment laws. Our blog went over California’s new “Ban the Box” law, which adds protections for some jobseekers with criminal convictions. However, there are other employment laws that went into effect on January 1. California recently amended the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Under these…. Read More

Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Workplace Accident?

Workplace accidents may cause serious injuries that leave you or a loved one unable to return to work. An accident in the workplace can also rob you of a loved one. In both scenarios, you may be able to recover workers’ compensation benefits, which help pay for lost income, medical costs or funeral expenses. You…. Read More

Is My Loved One Being Abused by Nursing Home Staff?

Nursing home neglect has been a growing issue in our county. Neglect in nursing homes happens when a resident is not receiving the proper amount of care they need. Most residents usually require basic care such as hygiene assistance, assistance with eating, and help moving around. There are instances, however, where a resident will not…. Read More

What Do I Do if My Child Has Been in an Bus Accident?

It’s every parents’ nightmare: their child was in a bus accident on their way home from school. The accident can range from a simple fender bender to an all-out collision on the highway. Either way, parents of the accident victims will no doubt feel a rush of absolute horror when hearing the news. Are their…. Read More