Melora Garrison

Melora Garrison is a California lawyer with 15 years of experience litigating cases in state and federal courts. As an attorney at an international law firm, she represented plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of litigation at the trial and appellate court levels. She has litigated a broad range of commercial disputes involving employment, unfair competition, breach of contract, consumer fraud and product liability claims. Melora has also regularly provided pro bono representation to underserved clients, with a focus on cases involving immigration and violence against women. Melora received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and her law degree from UCLA School of Law, where she was an editor for the UCLA Law Review.  

Articles By Melora Garrison

Large Employer Vaccination Mandate: What You Need to Know
Under a new plan announced by the Biden administration to curb the spread of the pandemic, all employers with 100 or more employees must require their workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine or produce a weekly negative test result before coming to work.
How to Get Workers' Compensation for an Injury at Work in 2021
Understanding the workers’ comp system and your right to benefits after a work-related injury.
Workers' Compensation Benefits for Federal Employees
Federal workers have their own workers’ comp system. Find out if you are eligible, what benefits are available, and how to apply for & get federal workers comp.
Getting Workers' Compensation Benefits for Back Pain
Workers’ comp covers back pain stemming from accidents as well as repetitive motion. The challenge is proving that the pain is work-related.
Workers' Compensation Benefits for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and Other Mental Health Issues
The law gives you the right to seek workers' comp for mental health issues in certain circumstances. But there are many hurdles to overcome in proving your claim.
How to Get Workers' Compensation Benefits for a Slip-and-Fall Injury
Some workers’ comp claims for slip-and-fall-injuries are relatively straightforward, but many require a lengthy appeals process.
Exemptions From Workers' Compensation Coverage
Nearly all businesses are required to carry workers’ comp insurance, but there are some exceptions.
Parental Leave in California: What Happens If I Don't Return to Work?
Legal issues to consider if you’re thinking of quitting your job when your parental leave is up.
Can My Employer Monitor Me When I'm Working From Home?
With millions of American employees working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, employers are increasingly turning to monitoring software and other forms of surveillance to keep tabs on worker productivity.
COVID-19 Vaccination and the Workplace: FAQs for Employers
Private-sector employers generally can require their employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, as long as employers consider requests for exemption on disability or religious grounds.