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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

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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

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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

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Does Working From Home & Video Conferenc…

When California’s Governor Newsom put state residents on a stay-at-home order, no one knew that it would last more than a few weeks or even months. Half a year later, the pandemic is not slowing down. The state had more … Continue reading

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Does My Employer Have to Let Me Take Pregnanc…

When it comes to pregnancy, laws do protect your rights to be treated like other workers. You are allowed to take leave when needed. If your employer denies your request for pregnancy leave, it’s often against the law. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Should I Complain to my HR Department About W…

You’re having problems at work. No matter if it’s sexual harassment in the workplace, pregnancy discrimination, racial discrimination, or another form of harassment or discrimination, you do not have to laugh it off. You do not have to feel uncomfortable … Continue reading

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I Was Terminated While on Pregnancy Leave. Wh…

Federal laws allow women to take 12 weeks off unpaid after having or adopting a baby. This law applies as long as the company has 50 or more employees within 75 miles, the employee has worked at least 1,250 hours … Continue reading

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Can Your Employer Require You to Stay Silent …

Non-disclosure and non-disparagement clauses are standard in the working world. Do you know what they are? If you’ve signed one, does it trap you into silence after you file a harassment or discrimination complaint? Non-disclosure – A legal agreement that … Continue reading

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What Does At-Will Employment Mean?

The labor code in California and many other states follow the rule that employees are “at-will.” What does “at-will employment” mean? At-will employment means that an employer can terminate an employee’s job without cause or notice. An employee has the … Continue reading

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How To Handle Retaliation After a Sexual Hara…

Filing a sexual harassment claim against your employer is not an easy step to take. Often times, employees who file sexual harassment claims subsequently leave their employer. On the other hand, what steps can an employee who is being sexually … Continue reading

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What Are the 17 Types of Discrimination in Ca…

People think of workplace discrimination as issues like age discrimination or sexual discrimination. These unlawful practices extend beyond the things you experience. There is so much more to it than that. It can be something you witness happening to another … Continue reading

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Ten Things People Often Don’t Realize A…

You’re considering suing your employer for discrimination, unpaid wages, or harassment. Before you do, prepare yourself for the realities of suing an employer. These are the 10 things you need to know about legal claims against an employer. The Process … Continue reading

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