What Rights Do Military Service Members Have in the Workplace Under USERRA?

November 30, 2023 Legal Team
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals who serve in the military, ensuring that they are not disadvantaged in their civilian employment due to their military service. Here's an exploration of the key rights that military service members have in the...
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What is the Statute of Limitations for Filing Employment-Related Claims?

November 28, 2023 Legal Team
In California, employees have legal rights and protections under various state and federal employment laws that allow them to pursue claims. However, these rights are subject to a time limit known as the statute of limitations. If you miss the deadline, you will likely lose your right to pursue legal action.  Discrimination Claims Discrimination...
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Is a Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable in California?

November 21, 2023 Legal Team
In California, non-compete agreements are generally not enforceable. The state recognizes that restricting an individual's ability to pursue employment opportunities can hinder professional growth and innovation. What is a Non-Compete Agreement? A non-compete agreement, also known as a covenant not to compete (CNC), is a legal contract between an employer and an employee or...
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Severance Agreement and Release of Claims

November 18, 2023 Legal Team
A severance agreement is a legal contract between an employer and an employee that outlines the terms and conditions under which the employment relationship will end. Often, these agreements include a release of claims, where the departing employee agrees not to sue the employer for any potential legal claims related to their employment.  Components...
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Can My Employer Monitor My Emails and Internet Usage at Work?

November 17, 2023 Legal Team
In California, employees generally have a reasonable expectation of privacy, even in the workplace. However, this expectation may be diminished when using company-provided resources such as email accounts and work computers. Consent and Notification Employers in California are often required to notify employees if they intend to monitor their electronic communications, for example, in...
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