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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 growt…
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Supervisor Liability in C…

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 l…
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California Employment Con…

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 hav…
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I quit! When are resigning employees required to give a two-weeks notice?

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 e…
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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…
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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 t…
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Severance packages: Why employers need to consider them.

During the course of business, employers inevitably have to let employees go. In some cases, business just isn’t going well; in other cases, there may be a problem with a specific employee. Whatever the case, employment sometimes must be termi…
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How to tell if you're "exempt" from California's wage and hour laws.

In employment law, employees are classified as either “exempt” or “non-exempt” for the purposes of California’s wage and hour rules. These classifications refer to whether certain labor standards apply to the employee…
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How to prove discrimination in employment lawsuits.

So, you’ve been the victim of employment discrimination in California. You want to bring a discrimination lawsuit against your employer or confront them about it, but you’re not sure how you can prove it. The critical question is whether…
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Tattoos at Work: Can employers fire tattooed employees?

Tattoos are often an important part of a person’s self-expression. They can reflect valuable personality traits, or they can simply change the way a person looks. Whatever the case, tattoos are usually permanent. Employees with visible tattoos…
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