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Employment law attorneys typically work on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee basis means you don’t have to pay an hourly rate for legal services. The attorney takes a percentage of your settlement or award when the case is … Continue reading

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Adopting a Baby? Know What Laws Apply to You …

Congratulations. Your adoption application was approved, and you’re about to become a parent. You’re eagerly awaiting the moment that child is in your arms. It is one of the best moments of your life, but you also have concerns. You … Continue reading

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What Can Contract Drivers Do If They’re…

In 2019, California’s AB 5 was signed into law. The law required companies that use freelancers working in “gig” jobs to treat them as regular employees. This meant paying the employment taxes for these workers and providing benefits. Certain professions … Continue reading

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I Wasn’t Hired Because of a Disability.…

Men and women with disabilities cannot be discriminated against when it comes to access to many public buildings or in terms of education, employment, or housing. While the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 protects people from unfair treatment, it … Continue reading

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What is the Fast Food Accountability and Stan…

California State Assemblywoman introduced the AB-257 in January. Since that day, the Fast Food Accountability and Standards (FAST) Recovery Act has undergone amendments twice. If it passes, it’s designed to help fast-food workers by creating standards to help set fair … Continue reading

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Can You Be Fired for Taking Extra Breaks Due …

Approximately 20% of the U.S. population have some form of mental illness. Mental illness can range from mild to severe. When you have mental health issues, day-to-day activities can be harder to complete some days. Your life becomes an ebb … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment Can Happen to Anyone at Any…

Sexual harassment happens when you least expect it. It’s not just something women experience. Men can be sexually harassed, too. A 1999 case demonstrates this. Two men quit their assistant manager positions at a grocery store after their female manager … Continue reading

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Examples of Situations That You May Not Reali…

Sexual harassment is defined as verbal, written, or physical harassment of a sexual nature, unwanted advances, requests for sex in exchange for a workplace benefit, and offensive remarks about sexual matters or a person’s gender. If that harassment makes someone … Continue reading

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Is It Legal for Your Employer to Ask for Proo…

Around 235 million people in the U.S. have had the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Approximately 98 million are fully vaccinated. In California, about 29% of the population has been fully vaccinated. One question keeps appearing from those who … Continue reading

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What Are Your Rights as a Breastfeeding Mom?

From the moment your child is born, a new mom is protected by several laws that cover breastfeeding in general and breastfeeding in the workplace. Are you aware of the different rules that protect your rights? General Laws for All … Continue reading

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Are You Entitled to Severance Pay if Your Job…

When you learn your job is ending, it’s stressful. You have bills to pay and necessities that you cannot live without. You may be supporting a family. Your employer is legally required to pay you for unused sick, personal, and … Continue reading

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Can Your Boss Refuse To Let You Take Breaks o…

You’ve been working for hours and need to get outside for fresh air and to stretch. Your boss says you can’t. Is it legal for your boss to refuse to let you take breaks? Per federal laws, your boss isn’t … Continue reading

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