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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 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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"Reasonable accommodation" Defined under California Law.

Employees with disabilities are often entitled to a reasonable accommodation at their job. A “reasonable accommodation” is a change in the way an employee performs their work that: (1) is compatible with the employee’s disability,…
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Maternity Leave Law in California: Explained!

In California, maternity leave rights are governed by several sets of laws and regulations. The most important of these for the purposes of maternity leave is California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (called “FEHA”). ((Gov’t Code, §§ 12…
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Wrongful termination & discrimination: California employment law overview.

California is generally an at-will employment state. This means that employment may be terminated with or without cause by either the employer or the employee. This doesn’t mean, however, that an employer may terminate an employee for any reas…
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English-only policies in the workplace: What’s the law in California?

California employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees on the basis of their race, ethnicity, ancestry, or national origin. The law, however, becomes less clear when it comes to language requirements for employees. A workplace poli…
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Employment Discrimination Facts in California (INFOGRAPHIC)

California employees have numerous protections against discrimination in the workplace. Before deciding whether to enforce those rights, it’s important to understand the legal landscape. Most discrimination cases are governed by two primary act…
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Drug Rehab Programs & Disability Protections under California Law

In California, drug addictions and alcoholism are sometimes considered disabilities. People with disabilities receive certain legal protections in dealing with their employers. California has adopted protections for drug addicts and alcoholics in ord…
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Hiring Discrimination Law: What criteria can California employers use?

California workers have numerous protections during the hiring process. The application of these protections, however, will vary from case-to-case. The criteria that employers may use in selecting candidates for employment have been the subject of ma…
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