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CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW BLOG

  • Preserving Your Rights: Filing a Timely Sexual Harassment Claim

    While we might like to believe that sexual harassment doesn’t occur very often, that is unfortunately not true. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission receives approximately 7,000 claims of sexual harassment each year — and this number only represents workplace harassment that is reported. Sexual harassment is not reported far too often — and even when it […]

  • Understand Reasonable Accommodation and Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

    Federal law provides few protections for workers. However, a candidate cannot be excluded from consideration for a job nor can an employee be discriminated against in their job for religious reasons. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects you as a job application or a current employee to be free of religious discrimination […]

  • What You Need to Know about Sexual Discrimination and Retaliation Claims

    No employee should have to deal with workplace sexual discrimination. In truth, every worker has a right to a safe working environment, free of sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims. Unfortunately, sexual discrimination is a difficult topic that causes many employee victims not to want to come forward in fear of what can happen to […]

  • Should I Hire a Lawyer Before Filing an Employment Claim if I Suspect Policy/Law Violations?

    You noticed that policies or laws were violated in your workplace. Perhaps you faced retaliation after reporting serious violations, or maybe you faced harassment at work. Now, you need to file an employment claim. Do you need a lawyer? You may choose to work with an attorney for a variety of reasons as you move […]

  • 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 […]