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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

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—… Read More
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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, a… Read More
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Common lawsuit deadlines in California unlimited civil litigation.

If you have recently initiated a lawsuit, or if you have recently been sued, you are probably wondering: what should I do next? What deadlines am I up against? In any California lawsuit, there are numerous deadlines both parties must meet. Failing to… Read More
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Constructive discharge: When is quitting actually a termination?

California employees are often faced with a difficult situation: workplace conditions have become so intolerable that they must quit their job. In these situations, California law does not always treat an employee’s resignation as quitting. Som… Read More
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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… Read More
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Pay stub & payroll information requirements under California law.

Every California employer has a legal duty to keep accurate payroll records for all employees. Clear and informative earnings statements are essential to ensuring workers are paid for all their hard work. Employers that do not follow strict recordkee… Read More
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Rest breaks, lunch periods, and meal time under California law.

In general, California employees have a clearly protected right to rest breaks and meal time. ((Importantly, however, the employees must be “nonexempt.” Meaning, the employee’s job does not fall within the “professional exemption,” the… Read More
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