California Is an At-Will Employment State. What Does This Mean for Me?

March 16, 2020 Legal Team
Is California an At-Will State?California is an “at-will” state. This means that employers are not required to justify their decision for terminating an employee and may do so with notice. Employees are also free to leave their place of employment at any time. As stated in California’s legal code, “An employment, having no specified...
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Can I Get My Job Back After Wrongful Termination?

February 10, 2020 Legal Team
One may ask: why would anyone want a job back when the employer terminated the relationship illegally? Some people may want to return to their company for the love of the job, their co-workers, or even the company itself. One person doesn’t always dictate how you must feel about an occupation.If you really love...
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Employee Privacy Rights

November 7, 2019 Legal Team
Dating RelationshipsEmployers may establish policies that prohibit employees from participating in dating and sexual relationships that create a conflict of interest (e.g., between a supervisor and a subordinate), to reduce exposure to sexual harassment claims and to prevent harm to employee morale that may result from perceived favoritism. Notice to employees of this policy...
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Federal Laws Protecting Employee Rights

November 7, 2019 Legal Team
Federal laws also protect “at-will” employees from being wrongfully terminated for participating in protected activities. For example:The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects employees from discrimination for the exercise of their right to take family care leave as provided in the Act.Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits discriminatory discharge on the basis...
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Burger King Is Grilling up a Lawsuit

February 19, 2015 Legal Team
Burger Kings in Florida are seeing stormy weather ahead. A new lawsuit that originated in Florida and is now in federal court, alleges that the Burger King Corporation misclassified operations coaching managers and managerial trainees as exempt employees in order to save the national fast-food chain money. However, by putting these employees on an...
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