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How Misclassification Can Impact Independent Contractors

March 21, 2024 Legal Team
In the gig economy era, the distinction between employees and independent contractors has become increasingly blurred, leading to a rise in misclassification cases. While independent contractors enjoy flexibility and autonomy, misclassification can have profound legal, financial, and societal implications.  What is Misclassification? Misclassification occurs when workers are wrongly classified as independent contractors rather than...
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California’s Accommodations for Employees with Cancer

March 7, 2024 Legal Team
A cancer diagnosis can significantly impact various aspects of life, including one's ability to work. In California, employees facing cancer have legal rights and protections under state and federal laws. These laws require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with cancer to ensure equal opportunities in the workplace.  Understanding Reasonable Accommodations Reasonable accommodations...
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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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