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What Defines Sexual Harassment in the CA Workplace?

Sexual harassment is illegal in California workplaces. However, not everything “sexual” in the workplace rises to the level of “sexual harassment”. It is important to be able to determine what type of behavior rises to the level of harassment, such that you, the employee, are able to bring a successful sexual harassment claim. In California, [...]

By |2020-09-10T13:39:57+00:00August 24th, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

Paychecks and Rounding

Hourly employees — workers who are paid an hourly wage for their services — are an important part of the American economy. According to a recent survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 58% of the country’s workforce is paid on an hourly basis. There are federal and state labor laws, including the [...]

By |2020-09-10T13:40:05+00:00August 21st, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

Misclassification Lawsuits Under AB5 Continue

The Labor Commissioner’s Office, a California state agency dedicated to ensuring a just day's pay in every workplace in the State, has filed separate lawsuits against transportation companies Uber and Lyft for committing wage theft by misclassifying employees as independent contractors. These lawsuits follow on the heels of another misclassification lawsuit against a Northern California-based [...]

By |2020-09-10T13:40:10+00:00August 10th, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

Financial Recovery in an Employment Lawsuit

If you are considering filing a lawsuit against your employer, you likely have many questions, including several about your potential for financial recovery. The types of monetary damages you receive in an employment lawsuit would largely depend on the legal basis for your lawsuit and the specific facts and circumstances of your case. Common employment [...]

By |2020-09-10T13:40:19+00:00July 28th, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

Gig Workers Employees Under AB5?

Misclassification of workers is not tolerated under California law. Gig workers who are improperly classified as independent contractors are seeing increasing support, including from the Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, or the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. The Labor Commissioner’s Office combats wage theft and unfair competition by investigating allegations of illegal [...]

By |2020-09-10T13:40:27+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

Can My Boss Fire Me for Having Health Issues?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), CA paid sick leave laws, and workers’ compensation laws are designed to protect you, the employee, and make it challenging for your employer to lawfully fire you because of your health issues. However, just because these employment-related laws protect you does not [...]

By |2020-07-17T14:15:52+00:00July 17th, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

When Should I Hire an Employment Lawyer?

Oftentimes, employees who are being taken advantage of or mistreated at work stay – not because they want to, but because they are afraid they have no other options. This does not have to be the case.  In California, employment laws protect you, the employee. Employers frequently commit unlawful actions that wrongfully place employees in [...]

By |2020-07-09T14:26:06+00:00July 9th, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

Uber, Lyft Drivers – Independent Contractors or Employees?

Los Angeles Uber and Lyft drivers – have you been improperly classified as independent contractors? Recently, the California Public Utilities Commission ruled that ride-sharing drivers with Uber and Lyft are employees under California’s AB5. AB5, which went into effect on January 1, 2020, makes it difficult for employers to classify workers as contractors rather than [...]

By |2020-07-09T14:26:02+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

California Law Protects Whistleblowers

Workplace retaliation is illegal under California and federal law, but despite numerous laws prohibiting such behavior, it does occur in workplaces across the state. Indeed, California’s extensive protections for whistle-blowers extend beyond what many other states and the federal government provide.  California is considered to be a very employee-friendly state, perhaps the friendliest in the [...]

By |2020-06-17T18:49:29+00:00June 16th, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments
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