What are the Most Common Workplace Lawsuits?

January 16, 2024 Legal Team
Workplace lawsuits can arise from various employment-related issues, but here are the most common types.  Discrimination Lawsuits Discrimination lawsuits arise when employees believe they have been treated unfairly based on characteristics such as race, gender, age, religion, or disability. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in the workplace, and...
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How Constructive Dismissal is Different from Wrongful Termination?

January 7, 2024 Legal Team
Both constructive dismissal and wrongful termination involve the end of employment but differ significantly in terms of the circumstances, legal implications, and employee rights.  Constructive Dismissal Defined Constructive dismissal occurs when an employee decides to resign from their position due to a fundamental breach of the employment contract by the employer. Unlike traditional termination,...
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Explaining California’s 4 Hour Minimum Shift Law

December 25, 2023 Legal Team
California’s 4-hour minimum shift law is designed to ensure fair treatment and compensation for employees, particularly those who may be scheduled for shorter shifts.  California's 4-Hour Minimum Pay Rule According to California’s 4-hour minimum pay rule, also known as the reporting time pay law, if an employee is scheduled to work a shift and...
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What is California’s New Bereavement Leave Requirement?

December 11, 2023 Legal Team
California has expanded its employee protections by mandating most private employers to provide up to five days of bereavement leave for the death of a covered family member. Assembly Bill 1949, signed by Governor Newsom, became effective on January 1, 2023. Bereavement Leave Requirements Previously, bereavement leave in California was solely dependent on an...
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How Much Will an Employment Lawyer Cost?

December 3, 2023 Legal Team
Dealing with workplace issues, such as wrongful termination, discrimination, or wage disputes, can be emotionally and financially challenging. While skilled legal representation is crucial in protecting your rights, the financial aspect is a valid concern. Here is a breakdown of factors that can influence how much an employment lawyer will cost. Fee Structures Employment...
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