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Fired vs. Laid Off: What Are Your Rights?

Losing your job can be devastating, both emotionally and financially. However, there can be many reasons a person may find themselves out of work. Being laid off and getting fired are the two main ways an employee can end up unemployed. It’s essent… Read More
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What Does Age Discrimination in California Look Like?

There are many ways employers wrongfully discriminate against employees in the workplace. If you are over the age of 40 and your employer fired, demoted, denied you a promotion, or otherwise took adverse employment action against you based on your ag… Read More
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Categories: Discrimination

California Overtime Law

California overtime law was developed to protect California nonexempt workers. California overtime laws apply to nonexempt employees. For more information on non-exempt vs. exempt employees, go here: Exempt vs. non-exempt employees: California law ex… Read More
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When Does California Law Require Paid Lunch Breaks?

Most employees in California are allowed to take an unpaid thirty (30) minute meal break and ten (10) minute paid rest breaks throughout the day. In general, employees are not required to be paid for their meal break(s). However, employers are requir… Read More
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Categories: Meal Breaks

An Overview of Workplace Harassment in California (With Examples)

Workplace harassment can take many forms from verbal to physical. Determining whether or not a line has been crossed can be very complicated because an incident that may not be overly bothersome to one person may be devastating to another. The growth… Read More
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Categories: Harassment

Supervisor Liability in California

For California employees who can show harassing actions by a supervisor, one legal option is to sue the supervisor. Supervisors, and not just employers, can face liability to employees. Below, learn more about how and when a supervisor can be held li… Read More
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Categories: Supervisors

California Employment Contracts: Arbitration Clauses

You may have heard the term “arbitration” or seen an arbitration clause in an employment contract. While this type of clause may seem simple on its face, in practice agreeing to arbitration can have a substantial effect on your rights if you have… Read More
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Categories: Arbitration

Two weeks' notice letters: Are they required by California law?

Generally, California employees are not required by law to give any advance notice to their employer before they quit their job. In some cases, however, the terms of an employment contract could require a specific time or manner of notice. So, the em… Read More
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Sexual Harassment Law in California: Explained!

Sexual harassment can take a variety of forms, and with more media platforms available to employees, sexual harassment has never been more prevalent in the workplace. Coworkers and supervisors alike are connected through Facebook, Twitter, and other… Read More
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Tip & Gratuity Law in California: Server rights explained!

Working as a server in California is a great way to earn wages, tips, and meet new people. It’s important, however, that servers don’t get taken advantage of by their employers or other employees. California labor laws, specifically in th… Read More
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Categories: Wages