December 2021 - Issue 40
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Happy Holidays from the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth!

As Thanksgiving gives way, Hanukkah begins, Christmas approaches, and with the new year on the horizon, the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth wants to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

Time to Fix that Broken Headlight

Halloween has come and gone, so you might think that the time for the dark and spooky happenings has past, but the darkness is only beginning.  Daylight Saving Time ends in the early morning hours of the Sunday after Halloween, meaning many of us will begin several months of evening commutes in complete darkness.  If you have been putting off repairing a broken headlight because you are only driving during the day, it is time to fix that broken headlight.  Not only is driving with one headlight dangerous, but it is also against California law.

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Number of Immigration Arrests Have Declined Dramatically

Immigration arrests made during fiscal year 2021 have dropped by more than 50 percent from levels seen under pre-pandemic polices during the Trump administration.  According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), around 72,000 immigration arrests were made during FY 2021, down from the average 148,000 arrests made during FY 2017-2019 and below pandemic-impacted FY 2020, which saw about 104,000 arrests.  The reduction in immigration arrests is seen mostly as a product of immigration policies implemented during the Biden administration.

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Amazon Flex Drivers Receiving Checks for Withheld Tips

The FTC has announced that it is issuing 139,507 checks and 1,621 PayPal payments to the affected drivers, indicating that about 141,128 Amazon Flex drivers had at least $5 in withheld tips from Amazon.  The average amount of withheld tips is $422, with the largest payout coming in at over $28,000.  About 20,000 of the drivers will receive payments greater than $600.

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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 bankruptcy and debt relief.  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.