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Can Employers Force You To Submit To A Covid-19 Test?

Can Employers Force You To Submit To A Covid-19 Test?

Can Employers Force You To Submit To A Covid-19 Test?

If you’re confused about what your employer can and can’t require of you during this pandemic, you’re not alone. Every other day it seems like some new rules and requirements and expectations seem to intrude on our rights. In many cases, getting a straight answer feels impossible.

Finding out if you have to submit for a COVID-19 test each time you go to work is a perfect example of how many people don’t know what they can and can’t fight. Some lawyers freely admit that they’re not sure how legal this topic is. For a long time, it was common knowledge that employers couldn’t legally require employees to undergo any medical examination that didn’t directly impact their work. COVID-19 has changed things.

Based on what the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has stated, it’s likely that you do have to adhere to your employer’s wishes and be screened for COVID-19. The catch is that when your employer requires that you get the test, they have to do so in a way that stays in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Your employer isn’t allowed to simply declare that you take a COVID-19 test. There are some strict rules that they have to follow. These rules include:

  • Adhering to both federal and California confidentiality laws.
  • Stick to reliable tests.
  • Understand the possibility of false/positive and false/negative tests and have a plan of action in place.

But what happens if the test comes back positive? You’ll have to socially distance which means you can no longer go to work. If working from home isn’t an option, how are you supposed to pay your bills for the two or more weeks you aren’t working?

The good news is that the government has taken the steps needed to make sure you don’t lose your home during this period. If you have to take sick leave because you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) stipulates that provided you meet certain criteria, your employer must pay you, provided you’ve tested positive. In many cases, your employer only has to pay for 2 weeks of sick leave. If you have worked for your current employer for at least 30 days and have a genuine inability to work due to caring for a child during the pandemic, you’re entitled to a 10-week leave of absence at 2/3s of your regular salary. Some employers who employ less than 50 employees are exempt from the required sick pay for COVID-19 victims.

If you start feeling unwell or were exposed to COVID-19 it’s in your best interest to talk to your employer and try to find a solution that keeps everyone safe.

 

COVID-19 In California Workplace

COVID-19 In California Workplace

COVID-19 In California Workplace

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the first things to change in California during 2021 is how workplaces report COVID-19 outbreaks.

Way back in the middle of September 2020, California’s governor signed off on a law, AB 685, that tweaks the way workplaces notify their employees and customers about COVID-19. The law officially went into effect on January 1, 2021.

The new law requires that employers must provide a written alert to everyone involved in the business, including sub-contractors, whenever the employer learns that there was a chance of COVID-19 exposure. The written notification has to be drafted and sent to all pertinent parties within one business day of the positive test results. In addition to serving as an alert warning of possible exposure to the virus, the written notice should also include information about what benefits those who were exposed are entitled to and information about what the employer intends to do to clean the workplace and minimize the risk of future problems with COVID-19.

The most interesting thing about the new law is that the employer must make the written notification available for a full three years following the COVID-19 exposure.

The employer’s responsibilities don’t end after they’ve completed the written notification. That’s just the first step. If three (or more) employees test positive for COVID-19, it’s considered an outbreak. The next thing the employer must do is contact their local health agency. This contact must take place within 48 hours of the positive test. The information the public health department collects includes the names of the infected employees, their occupations, and the places where they worked.

What happens if an employer fails to go through with the protocol established by AB 685?

Well, that’s not entirely clear. The law does mention that the employer will receive a citation: “The division shall enforce paragraphs (1), (2), and (4) of subdivision (a) by the issuance of a citation alleging a violation of these paragraphs and a notice of civil penalty in a manner consistent with Section 6317.”

The problem is that no one knows exactly what the citation is or how it will impact the employer. It’s unclear if they will face a fine or lose their business license. When you read through the law, you do learn that if the Health Department issues a citation, the employer does have the right to a trial during which they’re allowed to argue their case.

This new 2021 law impacts all employers, no matter how many employees they hire.

 

Need Bail? We Offer A 20% Discount!

Need Bail? We Offer A 20% Discount!

Need Bail? We Offer A 20% Discount!

No one plans on needing bail money. It’s not the type of expense that anyone builds into their monthly budget. So, when the worse happens and you do suddenly find yourself in need of bail, figuring out where to get the money can be challenging. Especially since in many cases, the amount of money needed for bail is substantial.

The good news is David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia can help.

We are a family-owned bail bond company with a long and positive history of working with jails and courts in all of California. We have a program in place that makes bail a little more affordable for you.

Affordable Bail

Typically, we charge you a fee that adds up to 10% of the bail amount needed. Obviously, that’s substantially less than the whole amount, but it can still be more than many people can afford. We get it. Times are tough. Money is tight. That’s why we’ve created programs designed to eliminate the strain bail places on your financial situation.

The 20% Discount

The first thing we do is look to see if you qualify for our 20% discount. The odds are pretty high that you’ll qualify for this discount. It’s offered to anyone who is:

  • A member of the military
  • A homeowner
  • An AARP member
  • Have a private attorney

Not sure if you qualify? Contact us for a FREE consultation and find out!

Additional Payment Plans

Don’t get discouraged if you’re one of the few who doesn’t qualify for a 20% bail discount. We have other payment programs that are designed to ease the financial burden. These include:

  • No collateral for working signers
  • Zero Interest Payments
  • Affordable payment plans

We understand exactly how much stress you’re currently experiencing as you worry about the future. We don’t think that you should also have to worry about how you’re supposed to afford groceries after you’ve covered your bail bill.

Contact Us For Reliable Bail Help

At David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia, we promise that we’re not the scary bail agents you see represented on television. We’re a kind, friendly, compassionate bail bond company that wants nothing more than to help you through this trying time.

The best way to get to know more about us, our services, and our 20% bail discount is by contacting us for a FREE, no obligation consultation. We’ll answer all your bail-related questions and put your mind at ease.

For a discrete and compassionate bail experience, call David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia at 1-866-485-6356 or 661-326-0608 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.

 

Don’t Let A Thing Like State Lines Deter You From Bailing Out A Loved One

Don’t Let A Thing Like State Lines Deter You From Bailing Out A Loved One

Don’t Let A Thing Like State Lines Deter You From Bailing Out A Loved One

When you get a late-night phone call from a loved one where they ask you to help out with bail, it’s natural to want to agree. Most friends and family members do. However, some people don’t find out until they’ve offered to help that the loved one was arrested in an entirely different state, making bailing them out difficult.

While helping with bail is difficult especially when you’re in one state and your arrested loved one is in a different one, it is not impossible. Everyone involved in the process has to understand that geographical distance does require some research and will slow things down a bit.

The first thing you need to do is research the area where your loved one is incarcerated. Subtle laws that can influence the bail process that you will need to familiarize yourself with. At this point, it’s okay to contact a lawyer, legal aid office, or a bail bond company for help. The better you understand local regulations, the less stressful the entire process is.

The second thing you need to do is simpler. All that is required is gathering up vital information about the loved one you are trying to bail out of jail.

The information you need includes:

  • The jail where they’re being held.
  • Their date of birth.
  • The charges filed against them.
  • The arresting agency.
  • The amount of bail needed.
  • Your loved one’s booking number.

At this point, it is important that you connect with a bail bond company that’s familiar with the jail where you’re loved one is currently being held. The bail bond company will tell you what you need, they will assist with the bail bond process, and make sure your loved one understands all the terms connected to their release. Most importantly, a good, local bail bond company will ensure that you’re loved one is released as quickly as possible.

If you find yourself in need of bail anywhere in California, it’s in your best interest to contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Exeter. We are one of the most trusted bail bond company in the state. Our services include:

  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • FREE Consultation
  • 20% Discount
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Over the Phone Approvals
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
  • Easy to Understand Contracts
  • Discrete Service
  • Se habla Español

Consultation is FREE, so call us today! The sooner you call, the sooner we can start the bail bond process. We promise, we won’t let you down.

You can reach David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Exeter at 1-866-485-6356 or 661-326-0608 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.

 

Tips For Successfully Bailing Your Adult Child Out Of Jail

Tips For Successfully Bailing Your Adult Child Out Of Jail

David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

Our instincts are to do whatever it takes to help out our children. Those instincts don’t go away when they become adults. On the other hand, there is also a time when we want them to fully understand that their actions have consequences and that we can’t do everything for them.

Learning that your adult child has been arrested often pits the two sides of our parental urges against one another. One of the first things you have to decide after learning your adult child has been arrested is if you’re going to bail them out of jail.

Give Yourself Some Time To Think

Don’t automatically tell your adult child that you’re going to handle their bail. Give yourself some time to think about the situation and decide what is best for both you and them. Issues to consider when you have an adult child who wants to be bailed out of jail include:

  • If they’re likely to stick to their bail arrangements.
  • They’re criminal history.
  • If they have their own family to support.
  • How big a financial burden the cost of bail will put on you.
  • If you’re confident that they’ll make all of their court dates.

If, after carefully considering all the pros and cons of bailing your adult child out of jail, it’s time to figure out the best way to go about doing so.

Can Your Finances Handle The Strain Of Bail?

Deciding to bail your adult child out of jail is just the first step. The second is figuring out how to cover the cost of bail. It can add up to a lot of money. The good news is that as long as your child makes all of their court dates, you’ll eventually get your money back from the court. The bad news is that the process usually takes several months.

Can You Afford To Be Without That Money For That Long?

If the answer is no, you’ll want to contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Tulare.

How We Can Help You Bail Your Adult Child Out Of Jail

Posting bail for your adult child shouldn’t put you in a position where you’re unable to pay your own rent or buy groceries. You didn’t make a mistake so you shouldn’t be forced to make major sacrifices. If you can’t handle the expense of your child’s bail and stay on top of your own bills, it’s in your best interest to contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Tulare for a FREE bail consultation. We’re a family-owned bail bond company that has a long history of serving California.

Should you decide to use our services rather than dipping into your own pocket for the full bail amount, you’ll only have to come up with 10% of the bail. We’ll take care of the rest. It is important to note that the 10% is our fee, you won’t get that back. Before you sign a contract, have a frank discussion with your adult child about the 10%. Decide if you’re willing to absorb the cost or if you want your child to reimburse you. If you want reimbursement, there is nothing wrong with creating a contract that clearly outlines your expectations for your adult child.

If you decide to use David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Tulare to help bail your adult child out of jail, you’ll enjoy:

  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • FREE Consultation
  • 20% Discount
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Over the Phone Approvals
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
  • Easy to Understand Contracts
  • Discrete Service
  • Se habla Español

When you need our help bailing your adult child out of jail, don’t hesitate to contact us. With us on your side, you can rest easy knowing that you’re in good hands.

Contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Tulare and get your FREE consultation at 1-866-485-6356 or 661-326-0608 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.

What Happens If You Fail To Appear In Court

What Happens If You Fail To Appear In Court

What Happens If You Fail To Appear In Court

You’ve been charged with some sort of crime and now you’re out on bail with a court date rapidly approaching. It’s natural to wonder what will happen if you simply don’t show up.

The problem with failing to appear in court is that not showing up doesn’t make all of your legal problems go away. The charges won’t be dropped. All you’ve accomplished is delaying the final outcome.

At David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Dinuba, as a bail bond company with several decades worth of experience, we strongly discourage this action. If too many people fail to appear in court, the bail system as we know it will fall apart. The whole idea of bail is to provide people with an opportunity to work and care for their families while they wait out the legal system.

If you’re out on a bail bond and fail to appear in court, we have no choice but to make sure you do appear. We will send a person to find you and bring you back to jail. If we’re unable to find you, you’ll sacrifice anything you used as collateral when you secured your bail bond.

Failing to appear in the court means more than simply subjecting yourself to the embarrassment of having an David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Dinuba recovery agent showing up at your home or place of work. It also means that most bail bond companies will be gunshy about posting your bail ever again. In addition to whatever charges you were already dealing with, you’ll also be charged with failure to appear, which can result in:

  • The court charging a $1,000 fine.
  • Spending up to 6-months in jail.
  • Suspension of your driver’s license.

A failure to appear in court charge is easy to avoid. All you have to do is show up.

If you or a loved one has been arrested and needs help with bail, contacting David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Dinuba is your best course of action. We are a family-owned bail bond company since 1987. We have an outstanding reputation for providing both compassionate customer service and zero interest bail bonds in California.

We offer:

  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • FREE Consultation
  • 20% Discount
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Over the Phone Approvals
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
  • Easy to Understand Contracts
  • Discrete Service
  • Se habla Español

The sooner you contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Dinuba, the sooner we can start working to secure your release from jail. Call us today and get your FREE consultation.

You can reach David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Dinuba by calling 1-866-485-6356 or 661-326-0608 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.

Choosing A Good Bail Bond Company

Tulare Bail Bonds

Tulare Bail Bonds

When you need help covering your bail, you don’t want to deal with some fly-by-the-night bail bond company who will take your money and disappear. You want to work with a family-owned company that will help you through this difficult time.

The problem is that if you have never been arrested, it’s difficult to know which bail bond company you should choose. The good news is that there are some things you can look for that will help you make the right decision.

Ask For Recommendations

Yes, you want to get out of jail as quickly as possible, but that doesn’t mean you should call the number that is scratched into the wall of your cell. You want to deal with a reputable California bail bond company. Instead of asking your fellow inmates for suggestions, talk to the people who knows. Your lawyer should have a few names. The detention officers should also be able to provide a few bail bond companies they like working with.

Look For A Bail Bond Company With A History

Bail bond companies that have been serving California for several years are usually your best bet. The fact that they have been around for decades indicates that they are fair and legit. They also have the knowledge and connections needed to quickly secure your release from jail.

Demand Excellent Customer Service

When you contact a bail bond company, you shouldn’t get the impression that they’re not concerned about your well-being. Remember, you’re the customer. They should treat you as such. The person you speak to when you initially contact the bail company should provide you with some basic information about the business, answer any bail-related questions you have, and give you the impression that they are working with you. You shouldn’t feel pressured to sign with them. They should invite you to take your time so you can consider all of your options.

Why You Should Consider Our Services

David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia is a family-owned bail bond company in California that has been helping people with bail since 1987. We can help you too!

Our services include:

  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • FREE Consultation
  • 20% Discount
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Over the Phone Approvals
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
  • Easy to Understand Contracts
  • Discrete Service
  • Se habla Español

If you or someone you know needs fast, reliable, and affordable bail bond service that you can truly trust, it is in your best interest to contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia. With us on your side, you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands.

Bail help is only a phone call away at David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia, call 1-866-485-6356 or 661-326-0608 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.

Need To Help Out With A Loved One’s Bail Who Is Out of State – A Transfer Bond Might Help

Goshen Bail Bonds

Goshen Bail Bonds

The phone rings in the middle of the night. A loved one is on the other end of the line. They quickly explain that they’ve been arrested and need you to help them out with bail. And, oh yeah, they’re in a completely different state.

While you probably want to help out, it’s also likely that you don’t want to drive to a different part of the country just so you can pay their bail. You’ll be pleased to learn that you don’t have to.

Traditionally, bail bond businesses are reluctant to help out suspects who aren’t local. It’s difficult to make sure that they’ll show up for their court dates. The good news is that many bail bond businesses are willing to consider a transfer bond.

A transfer bond involves a local bail bond business in your state reaching out and connecting with a similar business in the area where your loved one was arrested. If the application is approved, a bail bond is posted and your loved one is released. Because there are so many different people involved in the process, it’s not unusual for there to be a few extra fees.

While a transfer bond can help you get a loved one released from jail while they’re out of state, that doesn’t mean they’ll be able to come home. It’s possible that one of the conditions of their bail is that they can’t travel until their case has been resolved.

Need to learn more about the bail bond process and how it can benefit a recently arrested loved one. Contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Porterville. Each person who contacts us is granted a completely FREE consultation with one of our highly experienced bail bond agents. They will happily answer any bail-related questions you have. There are no strings attached to the consultation. Just because you have contacted us, it doesn’t mean you have to use our affordable bail bond services.

David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Porterville is a family-owned bail bond company that has a long history in the bail industry in California. We’ve lost count of the number of families we’ve helped out when we posted bail for one of their loved ones.

There are many reasons David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Porterville comes so highly recommended. Our services include:

  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • FREE Consultation
  • 20% Discount
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Over the Phone Approvals
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
  • Easy to Understand Contracts
  • Discrete Service
  • Se habla Español

Call us today and learn more about services we offer. Ask about our 20% discount to see if you qualify. We’re always available and ready to help with all of your bail needs. We promise, we won’t let you down.

You can contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Porterville by calling 1-866-485-6356 or 661-326-0608 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.

What Is The Most Affordable Way To Bail Out A Loved One From Jail?

Goshen Bail Bonds

Goshen Bail Bonds

On one hand, you want to help your recently arrested loved one get out of jail. On the other hand, you don’t want the experience to leave you broke and unable to cover your next mortgage payment. Talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place.

Believe it or not, bail bond companies like David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Farmersville wants to help. We’ve worked hard to put together a program that provides you with an affordable way to spring a loved one from jail. The process is as simple as it is affordable.

If you pay bail for your loved one then that’s great. The only person they’re indebted to is you. Before you offer to pay their bail, you need to understand that the court will demand you pay the entire amount. Yes, you will get it back, but not until your loved one’s case has officially closed. If your loved one decides they want a jury trial, the entire process could easily take a year. Can you really afford to wait that long before you get your money back?

Opting to go with a bail bonds program like the one provided by David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Farmersville is the most affordable. Instead of paying the entire bail bill, you’ll only have to come up with 10% of the total (less if you qualify for our 20% discount.) We’ll handle the rest of the amount. You won’t get the 10% back, so you will want to make arrangements with your loved one to pay you back. Who knows, you might learn that they have enough to cover that chunk of their bail and you won’t have to get involved at all.

Bail money isn’t something most people budget for. We totally understand. Knowing that you probably don’t have thousands of spare dollars lying around your house is why we put together a flexible payment plan. This payment plan is customized to fit your budget.

When you choose our service, you get:

  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • FREE Consultation
  • 20% Discount
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Over the Phone Approvals
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
  • Easy to Understand Contracts
  • Discrete Service
  • Se habla Español

The best way to learn more about our bail bonds program is by taking advantage of our FREE, no-obligation consultations. Call us today and ask about our 20% discount to see if you qualify. We’re open 24/7 for your convenience.

You can contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Farmersville at 1-866-485-6356 or 661-326-0608 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.

Bail Bonds Allows You To Afford A Good Defense

David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

Most people are so worried about getting out of jail as quickly as possible, they pour all of their money into bailing themselves out without thinking about how much a good and successful defense costs.

Mounting a good defense, even when you’re innocent, is expensive. Defense lawyers aren’t cheap. Even if you decide to go with a court-appointed lawyer who takes your case pro-bono, there are still costs associated with preparing your defense. Examples of additional costs include third-party testing, private investigators, experts who will look at your case and offer their thoughts. The expenses add up fast and you have to cover all of them.

Here at David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Exeter, we can’t help with your defense, but we can offer you a solution that allows you to get out of jail and also have enough money in your bank account to pay for a good defense.

Our business plan is set up so that you pay us 10% of the money the court requires before they’ll release you. This 10% represents our fee. You won’t get it back. Once you’ve paid the 10% and sign a contract saying you agree to go to all of your court appearances and follow all the stipulations the court has attached to your release, we pay your bail. As soon as this is done, you’re free to go home.

At this point, any money you have in your financial accounts can be used to cover the cost of a good defense. You’re also free to keep working and you can dedicate your paycheck to helping prove your case.

David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Exeter is a family-owned bail bonds business that has been serving California for more than 30 years. We have a reputation for being fast, fair, and discrete. We’ve created flexible payment plans that we can be customized for each client to fit their financial situation.

There are several reasons people contact us when they need help with bail. These reasons include:

  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • FREE Consultation
  • 20% Discount
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Over the Phone Approvals
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
  • Easy to Understand Contracts
  • Discrete Service
  • Se habla Español

So for reliable bail help that you can truly afford and trust, call us today! The sooner you call, the sooner we can start working to get the bail bond process started.

You can reach David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Exeter at 1-866-485-6356 or 661-326-0608 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.

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