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Attorneys Say State is Bucking Trend for Undocumented Workers

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Monday, July 9, 2012 | 1

Applicant and defense attorneys in California both say that the state is bucking a national trend towards recognizing the ability of undocumented workers to assert claims under a wide variety of protective employment legislation, including workers' compensation.Under the law as it currently stands in California, injured workers without legal authorization to work in the United States are not entitled to vocational rehabilitation benefits, cannot sue for the denial of re-employment and cannot collect temporary total disability if their illegal status is their sole reason for being unable to...

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