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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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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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Wrongful Termination & Public Policy: Explained!

California employees may not be terminated if the employer is motivated by an unlawful reason. For example, an employer in California may not terminate an employee because of their race, gender, disability, or sexual orientation. Nor may an employer…
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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…
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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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Work Severance Agreements in California: What to look out for.

California employees are often asked to sign an employment severance agreement when their employer terminates them from their job. Severance agreements may be called a General Release, Termination Agreement, Separation Agreement, Exit Agreement, or o…
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At-Will Employment in California: Definition & Limitations.

In California, most employment is, by default, defined as being “at-will.”[1] Employment that is “at-will” may be terminated at any time at the will of either party—either the employee or the employer—with or without cause…
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