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CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW BLOG

  • How Will Posting on Social Media Affect Your Employment Law Claim?

    Today, everyone uses social media- from employer to employee. In many instances, businesses, professional offices, retail stores, and even restaurants use social media to promote their services and products. Yet, whether it is in a professional or personal setting, many individuals do not even think twice before posting anything on social media platforms. However, this […]

  • California Compliance Deadline for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Still Set For January 1, 2021

    In 2018, California extended its law regarding anti-harassment training requirements to employers with five or more employees and mandated that non-supervisors and supervisors also had to receive this type of training. Yet, even though the original deadline for this prevention training was set for January 1, 2020. In 2019, Governor Newsom signed legislation extending this deadline […]

  • Can Private Employers Regulate Employees’ Off-Duty Conduct in California?

    More than ever, an employee’s activism and social media posts can prove quite challenging for employers. Their reasons often ranging from an employer not wanting to be lumped with a particular viewpoint or because the employee’s stance goes against the employer’s public image or ethics. In today’s society, employers are increasingly concerned about their employee’s […]

  •  Can My Employer Enforce a Non-Compete Agreement if I Work in California but the Business is Headquartered in Another State?

    Most companies go out of their way to protect their data. Data typically includes trade secrets which is often found in internal communications, customer lists, and other information which they do not wish to have “leaked” to other businesses. However, in some cases, a business attempts to discourage their employees from taking information they learn […]

  • What You Need to Know About COBRA and Job Loss Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic 

    The arrival of COVID-19 has dramatically changed the lives of many in the United States and around the world. Job loss has been one of the unfortunate consequences of the pandemic. More than 30, 000 people in the United States have lost jobs due to business closures and cutbacks. In the United States, job loss […]

  • Know Your Rights During COVID-19 in the Workplace in California

    The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace for those in California, across the nation, and across the world. Under the guise of disaster, some employers have taken actions that violate federal, state, and local laws. Others have unknowingly violated employee rights as a result of uncertainty during the pandemic. During this difficult […]

  • Common Types of Harassment in the Workplace and What You Can Do About It

    Harassment at a place of work is nothing to joke about. As an employee, you have a right to work at a site that is free from insults, intimidation, and bullying. And yet, even though there are established laws that protect you against these harassment tactics, this sometimes-illegal behavior still occurs. What makes this situation […]

  • What Steps Do You Need to Take if You Work in a Hostile Work Environment?

    Having a bad day at work is one thing. Getting harassed daily by a co-worker or your boss is a whole separate matter. If you feel like you are working in a hostile environment, you have a right for these actions to stop, and if they do not, you deserve to go after the people […]

  • What Is the Difference Between Retaliation and Unfair Treatment in a California Workplace?

    All retaliation is unfair treatment in the workplace, but not all unfair treatment is retaliation. The primary difference between retaliation and unfair treatment in the California workplace is the presence of unlawful conduct. Unfair treatment, although often morally reprehensible, is not always illegal. On the other hand, retaliation against an employee always has legal consequences […]

  • How Are Whistleblowers Protected by Law in California?

    It’s important for employees to stand up to unethical or illegal activities in the workplace. Unfortunately, the pressure to keep silent is often overwhelming. Whistleblowing is the right thing to do but sometimes doing the right thing has unexpected emotional and financial consequences. Some employers terminate employees or make it difficult to resume their careers […]