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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

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

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

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

Staying Safe During the California Wildfires

Wildfires have devastated California’s forests once again. This frequency is causing homeowners to prepare their homes and their families for the worst. If you live in an area prone to this natural disaster, here are some steps to take in order to keep your property and yourself safe. Before the Fire: It is highly encouraged…. Read More

Do Work Injuries Contribute to the Opioid Painkiller Epidemic?

For some time now, the opioid painkiller epidemic has been growing throughout the US. When people think of drug epidemics, illegal drug use usually comes to mind first. While illegal drug use does contribute to the painkiller epidemic, legal painkiller use, such as those prescribed for work injuries is also playing a part in the…. Read More

What Are Lawmakers Doing to Prevent Sexual Harassment?

As more and more sexual assault and harassment allegations come out involving embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, female politicians in California are joining forces to help make changes they hope will prevent sexual harassment. How California Lawmakers Plan to Prevent Sexual Harassment Per The Sacramento Bee, over 140 female lawmakers, lobbyists and political consultants released…. Read More