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How to Win an Unemployment Appeal

By on August 23, 2019

If you disagree with the decision of the ALJ, you will have 20 calendar days from the date of the decision to file an appeal with the CUIAB in Sacramento. The date of the decision is generally specified on the first page of the decision. The appeal must be in written format and does not need to include long statements on why you disagree with the final decision by the ALJ. Your letter should briefly state that you are requesting an appeal of the ALJ’s decision because you believe it is incorrect, and it should give your address, name, social […]


EDD Continued Claim Certification

By on August 23, 2019

Continuing Eligibility Requirements Once you have been granted eligibility to receive benefits by the EDD, you must then meet certain criteria in order to continue your eligibility. The criteria includes: (1) being mentally and physically able to perform work in your vocation; (2) remaining underemployed or unemployed; (3) be actively looking for new work; (4) complying with the reporting requirements of the EDD by submitting bi weekly Continued Claim Forms; (5) being immediately available for appropriate work in a suitable field of employment. Failure in meeting any of these requirements may lead to penalties, disqualification and even the repayment of […]


How to prove wrongful termination

By on August 14, 2019

Proving wrongful termination against your employer is a complex process that requires a comprehensive analysis of the individual facts and circumstances relating to the termination. Whether your claim is being litigated within an administrative venue, such as the DFEH, EEOC or Labor Board, or in a civil court or private arbitration, this article will be useful in obtaining a better understanding of the burdens of proof and types of proof and evidence necessary to proving your wrongful termination claim. This article also provides the common defenses put forth by employers in winning wrongful termination lawsuits. Burdens of Proof and Production […]


How much compensation can you get for wrongful termination?

By on August 14, 2019

Employers may be the subject of discrimination charges based on alleged violations of several civil rights laws, including the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Almost all California employers with 15 or more employees are covered by these laws.  Various remedies may be imposed against employers who have engaged in unlawful discrimination. The most common approach to determining an appropriate remedy is to “make whole” the individual who is the victim of unlawful discrimination. However, remedies available under certain state and federal civil rights laws are not restricted […]


Calculating your weekly benefit amount for California unemployment benefits

By on August 13, 2019

Calculating your Weekly Benefit Amonuts Your weekly benefit amount (WBA) is approximately 60 to 70 percent (depending on income) of wages earned 5 to 18 months prior to your claim start date up to the maximum weekly benefit amount. You may receive up to 52 weeks of Disability Insurance (DI) benefits. The daily benefit amount is calculated by dividing your weekly benefit amount by seven. The maximum benefit amount is calculated by multiplying your weekly benefit amount by 52 or adding the total wages subject to State Disability Insurance (SDI) tax paid in your base period, whichever is less. For […]


Our Pricing

By on August 7, 2019

At Crosner Legal we’re dedicated to transparency. So we put our fee structure right here on our website for all potential clients to see. That way, you know what you’re getting into and you know you’re getting the same deal as the rest of our clients. Most of our clients have had their rights violated by their employer. That usually hurts them financially, so it’s understandable that many cannot afford a lawyer. That’s why we take our cases on a contingent fee basis. This means that, if we take your case, you pay nothing unless you win. We advance our […]


Experienced Background Check Lawyers

By on August 7, 2019

Crosner Legal has significant experience representing employees, tenants, and other consumers who rights have been violated by unlawful credit and background checks. It is very common that upon submitting an job application, employees are required to undergo a background check. For tenants, it is common that landlords require tenant screenings which check for credit and other character information such as whether you have filed a bankruptcy or ever been evicted in the past. Credit checks and character/criminal background checks are also common with a lot of purchases, such as leasing or financing a vehicle or even financing a dental procedure.  […]


What are the information and documents required or retrieved by background searches?

By on August 7, 2019

Information present in background checks can vary in regards to accuracy. There are many cheap consumer services today that yield inaccurate results. Accuracy is, therefore determined by the resource used to come up with the information. As mentioned above, background check errors can also occur because of inaccurate legal reports filed in courts or because of normal court delays. To improve accuracy, you can run your own background check to see if the information you gather is accurate. Identity & Social Security verification  Anyone who is eligible to work in America must have a social security number. Job applicants are […]


What is a level 2 background check?

By on August 6, 2019

The FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) defines a level 2 background check as a fingerprint-based background check that applies to employees holding positions of trust or responsibility. A level 2 check is more in-depth and includes fingerprint-based searches spanning national FBI, the FDLE and county criminal records via local courts and law enforcement agencies. [1]  Requirements for a level 2 background check  State level 2 checks require a name request and a fingerprint card. National Level 2 checks have the following requirements;  Fingerprints of the individual being searched. The individual being searched must also agree to the terms and […]


How will I know if I passed my background check?

By on August 6, 2019

Under FCRA rules, employers are legally obligated to follow some steps before disqualifying a person from a job opportunity because of information acquired from background checks. First and foremost, employers must let unsuccessful applicants know they haven’t passed their background check by issuing a formal letter (pre-adverse action letter). They also need to surrender a copy of the background check report and a copy of an applicant’s rights. If the employer is based in California, they must issue a state statement of consumer rights.  You have 3 to 5 business days to dispute and/or resolve negative information contained in your […]


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