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Rideshare Uber/Lyft Employees – Are They A …

Employment laws changed in 2020. Some of the changes included additions to breastfeeding laws. One that’s a little more complex involves contract employees. In 2019, California’s Assembly Bill 5 was signed into law and became effective in 2020. Using the … Continue reading

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Racial Discrimination At Work Following Georg…

Go back to 1964 and you’ll find the foundations of discrimination laws. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 built on the Civil Rights Act of 1866. While the first Civil Rights Act allowed all U.S. citizens to be able to … Continue reading

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Permanent Layoffs in California: What Are You…

You’ve been laid off. What happens now? It depends on when the layoff happened. You could be protected through California’s WARN laws, but timing is everything. When COVID-19 stay-home orders went into effect and businesses had to shut down until … Continue reading

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California Breastfeeding Laws at Work

CDC reports show that just over 83% of new mothers breastfeed their child. More than half are still breastfeeding at the child’s 6-month mark. By the time a child is a year old, almost 36% of mothers are still breastfeeding … Continue reading

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How to Report Sexual Harassment at Work in Ca…

Sexual harassment laws are clear. When sex discrimination happens within your workplace, you’re protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In California, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act also offers protection from harassment. Sexual harassment can … Continue reading

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I Was Recently Fired Due to a Disability. Wha…

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing enforces the laws that prevent discrimination against workers or job applicants. These laws protect people from several types of discrimination including disability and pregnancy disability. If you were fired because you have a … Continue reading

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New Lactation & Breastfeeding Laws in Ca…

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of their lives. Per the last CDC Breastfeeding Report Card, only 57.6% are breastfed to this point and only 25% of them only receive … Continue reading

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New California Laws Impacting Employees in 20…

Several changes have taken place in California during the first few months of 2020. The pandemic has non-essential workers staying at home for as long as it is deemed necessary. While coronavirus has taken over the media and people’s lifestyles, … 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 I Sue My Employer for Mistreatment Due to…

COVID-19 or coronavirus has many companies entering uncharted territory. No one has experienced a pandemic of this nature during their lifetime. Business owners are torn. They’re trying to keep to business as usual for their customers, ensuring employees have a … 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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What To Do If You Are Discriminated Against A…

While coronavirus has killed and infected far fewer people than influenza, it has most of the world in a panic. People are falling for misinformation and targeting anyone who looks Asian and Italian as having the disease. It’s leading to … Continue reading

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