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What Rights Do Single Parents Have At Work?

The American Community Survey reports that around 22% of California’s children live in a single-parent household. Being a single parent comes with some struggles that can be made more difficult if an employer looks negatively at the needs of a … Continue reading

Can An Employer Refuse to Promote You Due to …

In 2018, a California Highway Patrol lieutenant commander applied for a promotion to captain. After scoring high on the placement tests and going for an interview, she learned she wasn’t chosen. After applying for a second job opening, she was … Continue reading

Can Your Employer Force You to Work Seven Day…

Here’s a common scenario in some jobs. Your employer mandates overtime or is so short-staffed that they keep scheduling you to work. You’re being told you must work seven days in a row without a day off. You’re exhausted, but … Continue reading

Understanding the Five Rights You Have as a C…

Every worker in California is protected from abusive, injurious practices. It’s important, no matter if you work full-time or part-time, that you understand these five key rights you have as a California worker.  Fair Wages That At the Very Least … Continue reading

What Would a Mandatory Four-Day Workweek Mean…

Most people define a standard workweek as 40 hours spent at the job. Hours worked in excess of those 40 hours are paid overtime (time and a half or double time). This is the model that most companies follow, but … Continue reading

Ten of California’s Biggest Workplace D…

A Forbes survey found that 70% of respondents have faced discrimination or abuse in their place of work. Almost 9 out of 10 Generation Z (born between 1997 and 2012) workers had experienced it.  Here’s the alarming truth about this … Continue reading

Was Your Termination Legal? 10 Examples of Wr…

Wrongful terminations occur when an employer fires or lays someone off for illegal reasons, such as a protected class. It can also happen when an employer ignores contracted terms or retaliates against an employee for one reason or another.  How … Continue reading

Do Employment Laws Apply to Self-Employed Wor…

Employment laws in California protect workers from unfair treatment. Employees are protected from discrimination and retaliation. They’re entitled to pregnancy accommodations, minimum wage, meal and rest breaks, overtime, and much more. When a company hires you as an independent contractor, … Continue reading

Did You Sign a NDA That Violates Your Rights?

Have you signed an NDA recently? When you did, were you confident that NDA was legal? Companies must follow strict guidelines when requiring employees, contractors, and freelancers to sign an NDA.  Non-disclosure agreements, more commonly referred to as NDAs, are … Continue reading

Understanding How At-Will Employment Affects …

At-will employment is defined as an employer’s right to “terminate an employee at any time for any reason, except an illegal one, or for no reason without incurring legal liability.” It’s the same as a worker’s right to quit or … Continue reading

What Is The California Silenced No More Act?

Governor Newsom signed the California Silenced No More Act into law on October 7, 2021. The law went into effect on January 1, 2022. Do you know what this law is and who this law protects? The law is meant … Continue reading

New Laws Offer Additional Employee Protection…

With the arrival of a new year comes changes or additions to existing employment laws. How many of the new employment regulations in 2022 affect your employment rights? Many of them are designed to protect you when it comes to … Continue reading