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Your Legal Rights
Wednesdays at 7pm

Bay Area attorney Jeff Hayden talks with experts on various legal topics, with listener participation: (415) 841-4134.

Latest Episodes
  • We’re talking bankruptcy, debtors rights, and what this means for you. Your rights, what these tools can do for you, or perhaps to you, and how it all works.Whether you are looking for help or adding to your knowledge base, you’ve come to the right place. You’ve come to the right place. YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, joined by Leon Bayer, are talking bankruptcy, debtors rights, and what this means for you. Your rights, what these tools can do for you, or perhaps to you, and how it all works. Whether you are looking for help or adding to your knowledge base, you’ve come to the right place, you’ve come to the right place.Questions for Jeff and his guest? Call us at (866) 798-8255,
  • The past President faces civil and criminal prosecutions. His main political rival, currently holding the office, benefits from these prosecutions – or does he? Do we?YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, is joined by myriad experts who view these prosecutions from legal, political and constitutional prospectives.Questions for Jeff and his guests? Call toll free at (866) 798-8255.
  • You’re ready to move on from your job. That is, until your employer says you can’t work in the industry, that you signed an agreement never to work for a competitor.Tonight on Your Legal Rights, we’re talking non-compete agreements. What are they and how can they affect employer and employee alike?YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, is joined by two of the best, employer attorney Tom Lenz and employee attorney Beth Mora.Questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • Does this housing crisis rise and fall with the cost of rent? Can we build our way out? What's new in Landlord-Tenant Law?YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, is joined tonight by three of the best: Jessica Chylik, David Finkelstein and Sal Timpano. Best of all we take your calls and answer your questions at (866) 798-8255.
  • I am proceeding under a workers compensation claim. For medical benefits, do i have to go to a special doctor, or can i go to my regular doctor?What is a qualified medical evaluator? Is it likely my regular doctor is a qualified medical evaluator?YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, and tonight's co-host, Rob Wyman, are joined by Dr. Alex Sable-Smith, M.D., who practices both as a treating physician and as a qualified medical evaluator.Questions for Jeff, Rob and their guest? Please call, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • What is it going to take before Congress will take up fair and just immigration reform?Do non-citizens make up a larger percentage of the overall population than in years past? Do undocumented immigrants?When someone shows up at the border, claiming asylum, does the system give him or her the benefit of the doubt? If not, why not?Isn't the fight for immigrant and refuge rights a forgotten part of the fight for racial justice?On Wednesday, May 8, YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, is joined by Professor Bill Hing, author of Humanizing Immigration: How to Transform Our Racist and Unjust System.Questions for Jeff and his guest? Please call (866) 798-8255.
  • Upon its 2014 passage, Proposition 47 reclassified some felonies — mostly non-violent drug possessory offenses or low-grade theft cases — to misdemeanor. As misdemeanors, these low level offenses could not be enhanced with prior convictions under the Three Strikes Laws.Ten years later, California is plagued with organized retail thefts and homelessness, that certain law enforcement groups would blame on Proposition 47, while proponents of the measure would point to the tens of thousands of people languishing in jail for the most minor of offenses before it's passage, and further that the crimes most often blamed on Proposition 47 were not, in fact, affected by it.On May 1, 2014, we look at Proposition 47 some ten years after its passage.YLR Host, Jeff Hayden is joined by Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Eugene Hyman, retired, Professor Charis Kubrin from U.C. Irvine, Deputy San Francisco Public Defender Matt Sotorosen, and Will Matthews from Californians for Safety and Justice.Questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • Tonight on Your Legal Rights, with an emphasis on voting technology, we take a look at voting rights in America: where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going.YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, and tonight's co-host, Brent Turner, are joined by Secretary William Gardner, former Secretary of State in New Hampshire, having retired as the longest serving Secretary of State in the nation's history.Best of all, we take your calls and answer your questions, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • California maintains a no-fault system under which if you get hurt on the job, your employer is required by law to pay for workers’ compensation benefits.This system, in most cases, is the sole remedy for a workplace injury; in most instances, personal injury laws do not apply to an injury suffered at work. There is a system in place to protect workers, but it is not dependent upon the same factors as would apply to a personal injury case.What happens if you are at fault.What if you want to see your own doctor?What if the injury is permanent?What if you can’t return to work for a while? Forever?Tonight, the basics of the workers compensation system. YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, is joined by a sought-after speaker who routinely addresses attorneys, physicians, unions, and consumer groups about workers’ compensation and the law in California, San Rafael workers’ compensation attorney Robert K. Wyman. Questions for Jeff and his guest? Please call, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • Tonight on Your Legal Rights, YLR host, Jeff Hayden, is joined by San Mateo County District Attorneys Joel McComb, in the Consumer Protection Unit, and Crystal Chau, in the Environmental Law Unit. Both will talk about this unique function, that encompasses not only criminal prosecution but civil litigation, with a primary goal of making victims whole again.Questions for Jeff and his guests? Call us, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.