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Wrongful Termination and Public Policy Concept

Wrongful Termination & Public Policy: Explained!

Employers in California are prohibited from terminating employees for illegal reasons. For instance, an employer may not fire an employee due to their race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or other protected status. An employer may also not t… Read More
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California's AB5 Law - Independent Contractor Classification

Everything You Need to Know About California’s AB5 Law

Worker misclassification is a significant problem in various industries throughout California. However, in 2019, the California legislature passed a bill that protects employees from being misclassified as independent contractors and unfairly denied… Read More
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Hiring discrimination concept

Hiring Discrimination Law: What Criteria can California Employers Use?

Not only do California employees have strong legal protections during the course of their actual employment, but in the screening and hiring phases as well. However, the application of these protections can vary from case to case. In fact, the standa… Read More
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California Law, Paid Lunch Break Concept

Does California Law Require Paid Lunch Breaks?

Employees in California are afforded many crucial rights in the workplace by law — including the right to take a 30-minute unpaid lunch break depending on the amount of time worked. Employees may also be entitled to take 10-minute paid rest breaks… Read More
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Categories: Meal Breaks
quid pro quo sexual harassment

Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Claims in the Workplace

Although there are many laws in place to prevent it, sexual harassment is still a major problem in many workplaces. It’s crucial to understand that in California, all types of sexual harassment are strictly prohibited in employment settings. In add… Read More
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Categories: Articles, Harassment
paternity leave

Paternity Leave in California

If you have become a new father through birth, adoption, or foster care, paternity leave has numerous long-lasting benefits. Taking paternity leave is vital to building a bond with your child and helping to take an active role in the first few weeks… Read More
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fired vs laid off

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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age discrimination in California

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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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