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How to Prove Age Discrimination
07.20.2021

How to Prove Age Discrimination

Age discrimination is when an employee or job applicant is looked upon less favorably due to their age. Since 1967, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) has protected workers from discrimination and harassment; it protects job applicants/employees who are over age 40. The ADEA applies to private employers with 20 or more employees and […]

When Can You Sue an Employer for Wrongful Termination?
07.20.2021

When Can You Sue an Employer for Wrongful Termination?

Termination from any job is frustrating and can throw your life into turmoil. But suing an employer requires proving they broke the law. On top of that, many states have “at-will” employment laws that permit companies to fire workers whenever they feel it’s necessary. Employers can fire you for a breach of employment contract, poor […]

California Meal and Rest Break Laws
07.20.2021

California Meal and Rest Break Laws

California labor law requires employers to provide meal breaks and rest breaks. These are not included in federal wage and hour laws. Nonetheless, they are important for workers, as being hungry and tired negatively affects productivity and interactions with coworkers and customers. Violating meal/rest provisions of California employment law can result in penalties such as […]

California worker's compensation
07.20.2021

Are You Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

California law requires business owners with employees to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured or become ill on the job, workers’ compensation benefits can cover lost wages or medical bill payments, but only if you meet basic eligibility requirements. For example, there are rules for employees classified under certain categories. To learn more […]

defamation in california
07.20.2021

How to Prove Workplace Defamation

Regardless of your dedication and commitment to your job, workplace defamation can completely ruin your reputation. It can even lead to a loss of promotion, bonuses, or your position and prevent you from getting hired. Unless your employer has a legally acceptable defense, you can claim they engaged in defamation. Here is more information on […]

07.20.2021

Disability Discrimination Law in California

Discriminating against an employee with physical or mental disabilities is against the law. According to federal and state regulations, employers must provide reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee, the only exception being if it would impose undue hardship (i.e., the changes would be prohibitively difficult or expensive). Under disability discrimination law in California, treating disabled […]

07.20.2021

Pay Stub Violations in California

California employment law has various requirements as to what information must be included on an employee’s pay stub. A wage statement must accurately represent the number of hours an employee worked along with their pay rate and any deductions taken during the pay period. If any information is inaccurate or left out, an employer may […]