LEGAL CONNECTION NEWSLETTER

June 2020 - Issue 22
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USCIS Offices Reopening June 4th

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices have been closed since March 18 due to the Covid-19 global pandemic.  This action resulted in the suspension of in-person services at field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers.  While unavoidable, the action has placed several immigration actions on temporary hold as a precaution against the spread of the novel coronavirus.  USCIS has announced that it is preparing to reopen its offices on June 4.

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California Workers' Compensation Benefits will Cover Contracting Covid-19

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced May 6 that seeking workers' compensation benefits after a Covid-19 diagnosis will become much easier for workers across the state.  An executive order was signed stating that any worker who tests positive for Covid-19 or was diagnosed with Covid-19 and confirmed with a positive test within 14 days of working at a place of work will be eligible for worker's compensation.
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Speeding Tickets Citing 100+ MPH Surge in California

Empty California highways have led to a spike in speeding tickets issued for driving in excess of 100 mph.  According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), in the month after Safer at Home was enacted, nearly 87 percent more drivers were cited for excessive speeding.  Traffic levels during Safer at Home are estimated to have dropped around 35% compared to last year.  Some drivers have seen the open freeways as an invitation to drive faster.  Crashes that occur at excessive speeds can result in serious injuries and can be fatal.
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Does My Company Have Business Interruption Insurance Coverage?

Business interruption insurance is sold as a safety net for businesses in case they are forced to stop normal operations, resulting in lost business, revenue, and profits.  Safer at Home policies have shut the doors of countless businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Business affected by forced closure or drastic change in operations can pursue insurance claims under business interruption insurance.  Many businesses may not even be aware if they have this type of insurance coverage.
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Since 1984, the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has been helping its clients achieve their legal goals.  We have offices in San Gabriel, City of Industry, Beijing, Guangzhou, Riverside, San Diego, Bakersfield, Sacramento, and San Jose.  Our attorneys are dedicated to the practice areas of car accidentspersonal injury, immigration, workers' compensation, social security, disabilitycriminal defense, and intellectual property.  Call us at 888-517-9888 to receive a free legal consultation.
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Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.