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July 2017 Archives

When are meal breaks required in California?

Humans need to eat to survive, so it is understandable that people will need to take breaks to eat during a shift at work. California law sets very specific requirements for employers so that employees can eat while they are at work.

Understand when termination is illegal

Your ability to keep your job depends on how well you do your job. All employers have rules and guidelines that must be followed if you want to keep on working there. If you don't follow those, you will be terminated. If you are terminated for failing to do your job properly, there likely isn't anything you can do about the termination.

Rocker and drummer in heated legal battle with each other

While you can be terminated for almost any reason under the sun, there are a few reasons that are illegal to use as the basis for termination. You can't be fired because of your age, gender or several other protected statuses. If you are, you might opt to take legal action.

Drug testing and California employers: 3 things to know

Last weekend NPR reported that employers in Colorado are rethinking their policies on employee drug testing. In a very tight labor market, employers are having second thoughts about insisting on a zero-tolerance stance toward off-work marijuana use.

Know what should be included in a severance contract

Severance contracts are important for many employees. These contracts provide protections for the employee, but they also serve an important purpose for the employer. It is essential to ensure that everything in this contract is up to par. If there is anything that you are unsure of, don't sign it and take the time to have someone else review the contract with you.

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