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What Does the California At-Will Employment Mean?
07.21.2021

What Does California At-Will Employment Mean?

In California, the relationship between an employee and employer is known as “at-will” employment. It means that an employer may terminate an employment relationship at any time, for any reason. You may not have done anything wrong or be cited for poor performance. The company can fire you so long as the reason isn’t illegal […]

How to Prove Workplace Discrimination
07.20.2021

How to Prove Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination and harassment in the workplace are against the law. However, it isn’t always easy to prove an employer did anything illegal. Business leaders have many skills and tools at their disposal to defend themselves. To prove an employer’s behavior is illegal, despite knowing their actions are against the law, is a unique challenge. Proving […]

How to Choose an Employment Attorney
07.20.2021

How to Choose an Employment Attorney

When you’re facing workplace harassment, retaliation, or have been wrongfully terminated, finding an employment attorney can just add stress to an already difficult situation. Employers who face lawsuits from former employees face similar challenges. The help of an experienced employment lawyer can educate you on all applicable laws and build a case that leads to […]

Can I Sue My Employer for Unpaid Overtime in California?
07.20.2021

Can I Sue My Employer for Unpaid Overtime in California?

Unless you are exempt under California labor law, your employer must pay overtime wages if you work more than 8 hours per day or exceed 40 hours in a week. California wage and hour laws impose stiff penalties for companies that don’t pay unpaid wages. If you have unpaid overtime, you may be able to […]

Signs of Workplace Discrimination
07.20.2021

Signs of Workplace Discrimination

Most employees perceive workplace discrimination as a direct act against them due to their gender, race, ethnicity, and other factors. However, the signs of discrimination aren’t always obvious. There may be subtle hints your company is engaging in discriminatory practices. These are some of the many signs it may be occurring. Inappropriate Questions or Remarks […]

What to Do After a Construction Accident
07.20.2021

What to Do After a Construction Accident

The Center for Construction Research and Training found, in 2015, there were 80,000 construction accident injuries. Construction workers are at a much higher risk of injury than workers in other trades. If you work in the industry, there is the unfortunate chance you may suffer from a construction injury during the course of your employment. […]

What Is PAGA?
07.20.2021

What Is PAGA?

The Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) gives employees in California the right to file lawsuits against employers that violate the California Labor Code. Enacted in 2004 to help advance the enforcement of California labor law protections, the statute lets workers file a lawsuit on behalf of groups of employees. Aggrieved employees can recover civil penalties, […]