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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Can Employees Refuse to Work Under Certain Conditions?

November 7, 2023 Legal Team
While employers have the authority to set workplace policies, there are situations where employees can refuse to work under specific conditions without facing adverse consequences. Right to Refuse Dangerous Work When work conditions are life-threatening or present a risk of severe injury, you may have the right to refuse to work due to the...
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Bullying at the Workplace

November 1, 2023 Legal Team
Workplace bullying is a pervasive issue that can have profound effects on both employees and company culture. If you find yourself experiencing bullying at work, it's essential to understand your rights, recognize the signs, and take proactive steps to address the situation.  Recognizing Workplace Bullying Workplace bullying refers to repeated, harmful, and targeted behaviors...
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Psychiatric Work Injuries

September 12, 2023 Legal Team
Psychiatric work injuries are a critical but often overlooked aspect of workplace safety. While physical injuries are more immediately apparent, the impact of psychiatric injuries can be just as severe, if not more so. What are Psychiatric Work Injuries? Psychiatric work injuries encompass a range of mental health conditions that arise due to the...
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Overtime for Salaried/Exempt Workers in California

September 5, 2023 Legal Team
Overtime pay is a crucial aspect of labor laws, ensuring that employees are fairly compensated for their extra hours of work. In California, overtime regulations provide strong protections for workers, but there are specific exceptions in place for salaried or exempt employees. Definition of Salaried/Exempt Employees Salaried or exempt employees are individuals who are...
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