Recent Changes to California Proposition 65

Recent Changes to California Proposition 65

Winter 2017 Article

In August 2018 important changes will come into effect in California with respect to the so-called Proposition 65”, i.e. the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (the “Act”)[1]. The Act, among other things, prohibits businesses from exposing individuals to carcinogens and reproductive toxins without first giving them clear and reasonable warning of such toxic hazards.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Fall 2017 Article

Employers often do not know that they must secure workers’ compensation insurance if they plan to hire employees in the United States. Workers' compensation is a mandatory type of business insurance that provides employees, who become injured or ill on the course of their employment, with medical coverage and income replacement. It also protects employers from being sued by employees for the workplace conditions that caused such an injury or illness. 

Why Permanent Residents Should Consider Applying for US Citizenship

Why Permanent Residents Should Consider Applying for US Citizenship

Summer 2017 Article

Many foreign nationals holding permanent residence status in the United States (Green Card) believe - mistakenly - that their status is comparable to that of American citizens because they can reside indefinitely in the US, work for any employer, and return to the United States automatically every time they travel overseas. Therefore, while meeting the requirements, they do not worry about applying for US citizenship.