Understanding equal pay parameters

Most people who are employed today have come into the workforce after the 1963 enactment of the Equal Pay Act and may therefore assume that …

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State and federal laws prohibit ageist employment discrimination

Many Americans are living longer and participating in the workforce well after the traditional retirement age. However, too many employers continue to discriminate against “older” …

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Sexual harassment victims often face retaliation, termination

Sexual harassment occurs in just about every industry across California and the United States, and research shows that many who experience it face additional hardships …

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Does the state minimum wage automatically increase?

Since minimum wage laws vary by state, how much you may earn in minimum wage will vary depending on which state you live in. Also, …

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What rights do you have as a pregnant woman in the workplace?

Pregnancy discrimination laws exist to give pregnant women, or women experiencing pregnancy-related health issues, certain rights and protections while at work. As long as you …

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Sexual harassment a pervasive problem in health care

Sexual harassment affects people from all walks of life, and it is also an issue in virtually every type of work environment. While sexual harassment …

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Pros and cons of NDAs for employees

Over the last couple of decades, more and more employees in the U.S. have been asked to sign nondisclosure agreements as part of their standard …

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California’s whistleblower protections

From individuals within the federal government on down to employees of local businesses, there seems to be an unending arena in which a person may …

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Know how to identify wrongful termination

When people lose their jobs, they may sometimes feel blind-sided because they thought everything was going just fine. It is important to remember that there …

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How can veterans protect against job discrimination?

If you are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, you gave of yourself and sacrificed for your country. Returning to civilian life requires …

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Facts to know about workplace sexual harassment

Sexual harassment remains a significant problem in the American workplace, even as awareness of this issue increases. Understanding the reality of sexual harassment can give …

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How do I file a whistleblower complaint with OSHA?

If you believe that your employer is doing something illegal or something that could cause serious harm to you and other employees, then you have …

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Why employees should not fear whistleblowing

With the number of people who are fired or denied workplace privileges for being whistleblowers rising, many people watch unlawful acts without doing a thing …

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Discrimination, harassment and retaliation settled by Democrats

The California Democratic Party has recently settled lawsuits filed by a leader who used to work in the organization. There were three lawsuits filed, all …

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Comparing pay stubs and personal records can help spot wage theft

Getting paid is something that most people find the most appealing about their jobs. They may count their hours, add up paychecks that are on …

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Are you the victim of a hostile work environment?

Everyone in California has the right to enjoy a working environment that is free from hostility. Unfortunately, many individuals find their work settings to be …

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Race should have nothing to do with equal pay and compensation

Wanting to get paid fairly for one’s work is understandable. Unfortunately, even in today’s world, where more women than ever are entering the workforce, they …

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Would you recognize “quid pro quo” sexual harassment?

The issue of sexual harassment has finally made its way from the back burner to the front, thanks to the exposure it receives from the #MeToo …

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Doctor wins big in wrongful termination case

A doctor in another state lost his job in 2015 after reporting a safety issue he noted at the hospital for which he was employed …

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Jury awards millions in discrimination

One’s workplace should be a safe place. It should not be a place where certain aspects of one’s personal life affect how one is treated. …

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