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January 2018 Archives

Immediate action is necessary if you are sexually harassed

In today's world, employees can't be too careful when it comes to combating sexual harassment. It seems like there is always news of some type of sexual abuse or harassment scandal. Many people are standing up to let these alleged harassers know that behavior like that is unacceptable. More importantly, the question should be what employers are doing to prevent this time of atrocious behavior.

Has your California employer asked you to sign a severance deal?

The day your boss called you into the office to discuss your current employment started out to be a workday like any other. It definitely didn't finish that way, however. As you drove home, you could hardly believe you could now count yourself among hundreds of other California workers who showed up for work only to learn their employers were eliminating their positions or that their services were simply no longer needed. Such unexpected news can come as a blow and can be challenging to rise above.

On-call for work? Know these pay points

Many professions come with the need to be on-call for work sometimes. This means that you might not have to go in for a shift, but you need to be ready if you are called. Different employers have different requirements for on-call shifts. These requirements can have an impact on whether you should be paid for the time you are on-call or not.

Family and Medical Leave Act points to remember

One of the protections that workers have on a federal level has to do with medical situations that impact you or those in your immediate family. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides very specific leave requirements for workers that meet specific criteria. Here are a few points you need to know about the FMLA:

Know your rights pertaining to wage and hour law

Getting the pay you deserve shouldn't be something that takes a battle. Instead, you should be able to count on your employer to pay you what you are due. Unfortunately, there are some employers out there who don't do this. When you're faced with issues with your pay, you need to take action to get your rightful wages. This can be as easy as approaching the employer or as complex as having to file a formal complaint and lawsuit.

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