LEGAL CONNECTION NEWSLETTER

September 2020 - Issue 25
The Legal Connection Newsletter brings legal news, case results, and stories about our law firm to your email inbox every month.  For more information about the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth or if you have a legal case, call us at 888-517-9888 or visit our website.
 

USCIS Drastically Increases Immigration, Naturalization Fees Effective October 2

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finalized a new rule increasing fees and eliminating fee waivers for many immigration-related services performed by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The new fee structure will take effect October 2.  The increased costs of immigration-related services are across the board, affecting non-immigrants seeking work visas, business seeking to hire foreign workers, asylum seekers, immigrants seeking permanent residency, and green card holders seeking citizenship. 

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Common Questions in Workers’ Comp Cases
Part 3 – Depositions

Injured workers with an open workers' compensation claim often have questions about depositions.  The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has some answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Protected Classes under Employment Law

Workplace discrimination occurs when an employer or potential employer treats an employee or applicant unfairly because of the worker’s inclusion (or perceived inclusion) in a protected class.  The most familiar type of discrimination is racial discrimination, where an employer treats certain workers differently because of the color of their skin.  Race is just one of many protected classes in which a business can be accused of workplace discrimination.  If you, as a worker, experiences discrimination because of any of the following reasons, you may have a legal case.
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Stop Tailgating!

Tailgating, the practice of driving very closely behind another vehicle, is one of the most dangerous driving behaviors one can exhibit.  It’s also extremely common: about three out of four drivers surveyed had been tailgated at least once in the past 6 months.  Tailgating dramatically increases the risk of a rear-end crash because if the leading car must come to an abrupt stop, the trailing car will have very little time to react to avoid a collision.  Rear-end crashes kill thousands of people across the country every year.  Keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you can literally save your life.

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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, employment law, 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.