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Can your employer fire you after returning from a work injury?

A recent work injury forced you to take time off to heal and recover. You are glad your California employer has workers’ comp insurance, but …

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What you should know before filing a whistleblower complaint

Perhaps you have witnessed wrongdoing by your employer in your workplace, such as sexual harassment of a co-worker or misuse of public funds. You know …

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Understanding California’s employment-at-will doctrine

If you feel as if your employer terminated you unfairly, your natural reaction may be to consider filing a complaint. Whether your employer was acting …

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What is the difference between an independent contractor and an employee?

Workers can be employees or they can be categorized as independent contractors. The distinction is very important, as the California Labor Code treats them differently. …

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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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