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Can you Sue Your Employer for Lunch Break Violations?

March 14, 2024 Legal Team
California law mandates that employees be provided with meal breaks depending on the duration of their shift. Failure to adhere to these regulations can result in your right to sue. Understanding California Lunch Break Laws Under California labor laws, non-exempt employees are entitled to a 30-minute uninterrupted meal break if they work more than...
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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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Examples of a Hostile Work Environment

August 31, 2023 Legal Team
A hostile work environment is a term used to describe a workplace where employees feel uncomfortable, harassed, or intimidated due to the actions, behaviors, or attitudes of their coworkers, supervisors, or the overall organizational culture. Such an environment can have a detrimental impact on employee well-being, job satisfaction, and overall productivity. Here are some...
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Can My Employer Deny My Vacation Request?

May 12, 2023 Legal Team
California's labor laws do not specifically mandate or regulate paid vacation time. Therefore, employers have the discretion to approve or deny vacation requests based on legitimate business needs, such as staffing requirements or operational demands. However, employers must apply these policies consistently and without discrimination. Employer Policies and Written Agreements Most organizations have policies...
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Can My Employer Fire Me For Taking Time Off to Give Birth?

March 1, 2022 Legal Team
If you are considering having children or are actively pregnant, you may question whether or not your employer is legally allowed to fire you for taking time off to give birth. This is a fair question and common among new working parents. Read on to learn the answer.The Law Protects New ParentsAccording to the...
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