California Moonlighting Law

January 16, 2023 Legal Team
Moonlighting refers to an employee who works a second job on the side, usually after hours. California law generally protects the rights of workers to moonlight. Under California Labor Code section 96, employers are essentially prohibited from punishing employees who engage in moonlighting in their free time. Exceptions to California’s Moonlighting Law There are...
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What is Pay Secrecy?

January 9, 2023 Legal Team
Pay secrecy is a type of workplace policy that prohibits employees from discussing their salaries. Whether informal or formal, these policies are illegal in California, as they are typically used as an effort by an employer to conceal wage discrimination. Is it Illegal to Discuss Wages? The following laws protect the right of workers...
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Penalty for Not Having Workers Compensation Insurance in California

January 2, 2023 Legal Team
California requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect employees if they suffer work-related injuries. If an employer fails to carry workers’ comp, they subject themselves to severe penalties. Incarceration and Major Fines A business with at least one part-time or full-time employee that fails to purchase workers’ compensation insurance is in violation...
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Employment Non-Disclosure Agreements

December 30, 2022 Legal Team
Many employees must enter into non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) before beginning work at a new company. These agreements limit how employees may use employers’ information and come with harsh penalties if they violate them. What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement? A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a contract, typically between an employer and employee, that establishes the...
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What is the Difference Between Disability and Workers’ Compensation?

November 21, 2022 Legal Team
Employees who suffer an injury or illness on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to supplement their income until they can return to work. Whereas California State Disability Insurance (SDI) also supplies payments when a person is injured or becomes ill; however, the injury or illness cannot be caused or related to...
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