California is an at-will state, which means that at any given moment, with or without reason, your employer can terminate you. That is unless they break one of the laws set in place to protect workers.
Understanding California wage and hour law ensures our client’s receive what is lawfully owed. Here is a closer look at what you should understand about overtime wages.
There’s a lot of confusion that happens when someone is injured on the job. Yes, the injury is supposed to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance, but the questions don’t end there. More than 50,000 injuries occur annually in the workplace in California alone. When workers’ comp insurance is involved, there are strict protocols that […]
Losing your job is stressful enough, but when you think you were wrongfully terminated it can bring with it a host of other problems. Leaving on bad terms makes it difficult to find work in the future, you may be fighting retaliation and being “blacklisted” in your field, and meanwhile, your bills are piling up. […]
Unwanted sexual advances have been an unfortunate part of society for millennia, but when men and women began integrating together into the workplace, that harassment was taken to a new level. Sexual innuendos became a regular conversation piece, sexual favors were used as threats for bargaining tools, and the feeling that you had to put […]
Whether it’s legally and morally right or not, the fact is that if an individual person or small business files a lawsuit against a big corporation, they often lose. This is commonly seen in personal injury cases where the corporation is responsible for damages done to the plaintiff, or the person who is accusing them […]
Harassment in the workplace isn’t always easy to define. It can take a lot of different shapes, making victims of this type of harassment uncomfortable, but unsure as to whether what they are feeling qualifies as harassment or is something they are overreacting about. Because of this, a lot of workplace harassment is not even […]
The Whistleblower amendment has recently been in the news again as proposed amendments were voted into law. These amendments were both a step backward and forward for whistleblowers, as it limited awards for cases resulting in an over $30 million payout – a substantial sum for most people, anyway, and only 3 of 59 recent […]
Recently, stories of sexual harassment seem to be everywhere. The #MeToo movement has helped women across the globe find the strength to step forward and accuse their attackers of unwanted actions and violations. Even a waitress at a Denny’s in a small town in New York gained worldwide attention when she called the police to […]
One of the most common forms of discrimination in the workplace is sexual harassment. Defined as any unwelcome sexual behaviors, including advanced, requests for sexual favors, and verbal or physical conduct, this discrimination is protected against through the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Even with all of the media attention, government […]