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Albertsons Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted by Samuel A. Wong | Jun 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

An Alberston's manager, Reyna Garcia, filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against the grocery chain for failing to accommodate her high risk pregnancy with light duty. After she became pregnant Reyna Garcia told her store manager that she had...

BACKGROUND CHECKS: HOW FAR BACK CAN MY EMPLOYER LOOK?

Posted by Samuel A. Wong | Apr 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Although companies are permitted to request and conduct background checks, there are some limits on what the companies can ask and what they can do with that information. In California, for instance, a company cannot look back more than seven years, so a youthful indiscretion won't follow you ...

CAN MY BOSS REQUIRE ME TO SHARE MY SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES?

Posted by Kashif Haque | Apr 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

I think it is safe to say, most people have social media accounts if they have access to the Internet.  But some may wonder what protections are in place to protect their personal photos, daily tweets, private posts and page likes from access by a current or prospective employer. CA LAW – EMPL...

What "Leaves of Absence" Are Protected For Employees?

Posted by Samuel A. Wong | Apr 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

TIME OFF FOR NOBLE DEEDS If employees want to help save the world, in California, they can do so without fear of losing their job.  Lab. Code §§ 230.3-.4; 1501-1507.  Employers in California are required to allow employees to take unpaid leaves of absence to serve as volunteer firefighters, re...

CAN MY EMPLOYER SHARE MY PRIVATE INFO?

Posted by Kashif Haque | Apr 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Melissa Ignat asked the court to rule that her right to privacy was violated when her employer, Yum! Brands, Inc. (parent company of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC and others) told her coworkers that she suffered from bipolar disorder. The California Court of Appeals, Fourth District, Division Thre...

CONTRACTOR CLASS ACTIONS ON THE RISE

Posted by Samuel A. Wong | Mar 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY EVELYN GOODE ON 03/27/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. Workers across the country may be thinking something along those lines given the recent wave of high-profile class action settlements for employees misclassified as independent contractors. UBER...

PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION – WHAT EMPLOYEES SHOULD KNOW

Posted by Kashif Haque | Mar 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY EVELYN GOODE ON 03/25/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed by Congress in 1978 as an amendment to The Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite this being in place for nearly 40 years now, women still continue to face workplace discrimination due to pregnancy, or...

WINNING YOUR CLAIM FOR UNPAID OVERTIME WAGES

Posted by Kashif Haque | Mar 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY JJ BISNAR ON 03/21/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT California's overtime law requires employers to pay those employees who are eligible twice their rate of pay when they have worked more than 12 hours in one workday or more than eight hours on their seventh consecutive day of work. Employees w...

LESS OBVIOUS SIGNS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Posted by Kashif Haque | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

  POSTED BY ANDREW GUIDA ON 03/13/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT   Although it may seem counter intuitive, it is not always obvious that sexual harassment is occurring. When sexual harassment in any form occurs it disrupts the workplace, is costly in terms of morale/productivity, and leaves emo...

DISCRIMINATION VS. DISPARAGEMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

Posted by Kashif Haque | Mar 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY EVELYN GOODE ON 03/04/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT Does it seem like your boss is always picking on you? For some reason, you get written up for things that your co-workers do without consequence? Maybe your supervisor never approves your vacation time requests? Or do you feel like you were...

When Should I Contact a Sexual Harassment Attorney?

Posted by Kashif Haque | Feb 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY EVELYN GOODE ON 02/23/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT It is not easy to determine when a situation at work warrants speaking with a sexual harassment attorney. Our country is in the midst of turbulent change, particularly regarding social matters. Issues such as racial and gender equality lead...

OH NO, MY PAYCHECK BOUNCED! NOW WHAT?

Posted by Kashif Haque | Feb 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY KASHIF HAQUE ON 02/20/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT You hope it never happens to you: you get your paycheck from your employer, deposit it, and it bounces!  What do you do? California law has a couple different solutions to this problem.  The California Labor Code says that if you deposit y...

WAYS TO UNCOVER AND PROVE WRONGFUL TERMINATION

Posted by Kashif Haque | Feb 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY ANDREW GUIDA ON 02/18/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT Being terminated from a job has to be one of the hardest things that can happen in a person's career. It's hard under any circumstances, but when an employee feels that they have been wrongfully terminated, it's even worse. Unless blatant, ...

ARE YOU THE BULLY AT WORK?

Posted by Kashif Haque | Feb 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY KASHIF HAQUE ON 02/17/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT We, as employees, are so painfully aware of how we feel at work. We could be having a great day and be extremely excited about our work, or we could be having an excruciatingly bad day and want to go home. We know what we want and how we fe...

CALIFORNIA DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION LAW

Posted by Kashif Haque | Feb 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY ANDREW GUIDA ON 02/16/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT The governing body of Federal law regarding California disability discrimination is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a minimum standard, which means that individual states are able to further adjust or change their indi...

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