Sachi Clements

Attorney · University of San Francisco School of Law

Sachi Clements has served as a legal editor at Nolo, specializing in employment law and workers’ compensation law. Before joining Nolo, Sachi practiced law for several years in San Francisco, first representing injured plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits, then advising businesses on employment and corporate matters. Sachi received her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Articles By Sachi Clements

Collecting Unemployment Benefits in Connecticut
If you're a Connecticut worker who's been laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic or for any other reason, you might be eligible for unemployment benefits.
Can I Use Vacation or PTO to Supplement My PFL Benefits?
Yes, if your employer has a paid vacation or PTO policy, you may elect to use your accrued leave to supplement your PFL benefits. This is called “integration.” Your combined PFL benefits and paid leave can be up to 100% of your normal wages, but you cannot receive more than that. For example, if
Can I Get Permanent Disability Benefits in My California Workers' Compensation Case?
Find out how much you can receive for a permanent disability under California’s workers’ comp system.
What Is an Independent Medical Examination and How Will It Affect My Workers' Compensation Case?
The outcome of independent medical exams can have a big impact on whether you get workers’ comp benefits—and how much. Learn more about who chooses the doctors, what happens during the exam, and how to challenge the doctor’s report.
Can I Get Reimbursed for Travel Expenses in My Workers' Compensation Case?
If you're filing for workers' comp due to a work-related injury, you may be eligible for reimbursement of mileage and other expenses related to obtaining medical treatment.
How Can I Find Out If My California Employer Has Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
Learn how to find your employer’s insurer and what you can do if it doesn’t meet California’s legal requirements for workers’ comp insurance.
How Many Sick Days Must My Employer Provide?
No federal laws that require employers to provide sick days to employees. However, in recent years, an increasing number of states and cities have passed paid sick leave laws to protect employees who are ill or looking after family members who are ill.
California Workers' Comp: Can I Turn Down Light-Duty Work?
Injured employees may lose additional workers’ comp benefits if their employers offer them work that accommodates their physical limitations.
Can I File a Workers’ Comp Claim After I Quit?
It’s possible to qualify for workers’ comp benefits if you were injured before you left your job—even if you didn’t file a claim until later—as long as you meet certain requirements.
How to Select and Change Treating Doctors in Your California Workers’ Comp Case
Learn about the rules in California for choosing a doctor to treat your work-related injury or illness.