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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 […]

07.20.2021

How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit in California?

A statute of limitations sets a time period for filing a lawsuit. After it runs out, you are barred from filing a claim in most instances. Statutes of limitations are in place to ensure you don’t delay making a claim for damages, which could lead to lost evidence, a lack of relevant documentation, or witnesses […]

07.20.2021

Can You Be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Employees who are injured on the job are entitled by law to file a workers’ compensation claim, but often worry whether they can be fired for doing so. It is illegal to discriminate or retaliate against an employee for filing their claim. But there are instances when an employer can proceed with termination, so your […]