The California Labor Code wants to ensure that your workplace is a healthy environment. This environment should include time to get the rest you need to sustain you through the workday. But sometimes you just want to finish your work as quickly as possible and go home. For you, the ideal way to accomplish this… Read More

Unfortunately, the workplace can be unkind. Sometimes you can bring legal action against your employer for unfair treatment at work, and sometimes you can’t. How do you know when a workplace issue is legally actionable? Read the following article for insights and consult with an experienced workplace discrimination attorney to evaluate your case. Defining Workplace… Read More

It’s not always easy to tell the difference between California independent contractors and employees. However, it is crucial that companies understand the difference between employees vs. independent contractors because each category enjoys distinct legal rights and responsibilities. Also, the employee vs. contractor analysis is essential to understand for tax and labor law purposes. Read on… Read More

If you are considering leaving your current job and pursuing legal action against your employer, you may want to know, Can you get unemployment if you quit? Your reason for leaving the company will have a big impact on whether you can get unemployment benefits if you quit in California. How You Leave Matters Just… Read More

When you enter the workforce, it’s important to know your rights. Not only should you receive fair compensation for the work you do, you should be given proper time to rest from your work. In many cases, this means your employer needs to give you adequate breaks, including meal breaks, during your work shift. California’s… Read More

It’s all too common for employers to make their employees do unpaid “off-the-clock” work.  Sometimes, employers will simply demand their employees work extra hours without pay or face termination. Other times, the situation is more subtle. Employees might be encouraged to work off-the-clock by co-workers because “it’s just the way we do things here.” Yet… Read More

Medical discrimination in the workplace is illegal in California. This means that employees have protection against termination or mistreatment based on a medical condition or disability. Furthermore, their employer must protect their medical information and cannot disclose it without the employee’s permission. Both California and federal law require that employers offer reasonable accommodations to employees… Read More

The California state statute that protects job applicants and employees from discrimination based upon disability is the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The FEHA prohibits California employers from engaging in discriminatory acts on account of a person’s disabilities, including: Physical conditions Mental disabilities Certain other medical conditions, even if not technically “disabilities” Some types… Read More