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Mask Mandates: California’s New COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

As of June 15th, California officially has new COVID-19 workplace safety standards. These new rules are designed to protect workers and customers from the risks …

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Are You Facing Wage Theft?

Most people go to work because they need the money they earn there. The basis of the employer-employee relationship is the contract that the employee …

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Sexual harassment victims often face retaliation, termination

Many victims of sexual harassment are reluctant to come forward about their experiences because they fear that doing so may result in job loss or …

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What is wrongful termination?

If your employer terminates you for reasons you suspect might be illegal, you may be able to bring a wrongful termination lawsuit against him or …

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What is substantially similar work under the Fair Pay Act?

Whether a situation violates the California Fair Pay Act hinges on whether you and a counterpart do substantially similar work. According to the State of …

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How does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act protect you?

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act or PDA provides you with protection against discrimination in the workplace when you are pregnant, explains the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity …

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3 signs of workplace age discrimination

If your coworkers or employer regularly mistreat you while you are at work, you could be the victim of age discrimination. These signs may be …

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Reasonable accommodations and disability discrimination

If you are disabled or your spouse is struggling with a disability, make sure you have a firm understanding of employer obligations with respect to …

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Can an employer’s I-9 process be discriminatory?

With few exceptions, employers in the U.S. must complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for all employees they hire. Because hiring unauthorized workers may violate …

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California amends labor codes in favor of whistleblowers

Whistleblower protections allow employees the freedom of action to report on unfair or illegal happenings in their company since doing so may jeopardize their employment …

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Have you experienced sexual harassment?

California workers like you deserve safe work environments, free from harassment of all sorts. Many workplaces promise to protect you from these malicious and potentially …

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Employment contracts and worker rights

Even though California workers have specific rights protected by state law, not all employers succeed at enforcing policies to protect those rights. Ongoing conflict may …

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Age discrimination and young workers

Regardless of the field you work in, you need to remember that discrimination is a serious problem that impacts workers who belong to various ethnic, …

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Auto industry plagued by sexism, sexual harassment

If you are a female working in the automotive field, you face a particularly high chance of falling victim to sexual harassment, even though many …

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What constitutes materially adverse actions?

When you engage in lawfully protected behavior like reporting workplace harassment or acting as a witness against illegal activity at work, it is possible someone …

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What workplace protections can you expect after your pregnancy?

Past posts on this blog describe the workplace rights you have as a pregnant mother in California. Yet what about after the delivery of your …

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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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