Every day employees get fired by their employers. Sometimes it is for poor work ethic, lack of skill, or some other reason. In California, firing an employee is legal for the most part. As an “at will” state, both the employer and employee can end the working relationship at any time and without notice. However,… Read More

What is Constructive Discharge in California? To begin, constructive discharge (also known as constructive termination) occurs when a California employer, for unlawful reasons, knowingly creates harsh, intolerable working conditions for an employee. This leaves the worker no realistic choice but to quit, that employee may have a claim for constructive discharge. Under this theory, you… Read More

There are many reasons you may want to pursue an employment law claim in California. You may feel you’ve been the victim of discrimination because of your age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or a range of other protected personal characteristics. Similarly, you may have suffered retaliation at work, been wrongfully or constructively discharged, or have… Read More

Pregnant employees face some unique challenges in the workplace. Sadly, pregnancy discrimination — despite being strictly prohibited by both federal and state labor regulations — remains a serious problem. According to data provided by the National Partnership for Women and Families, approximately 7,000 pregnancy discrimination claims are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)… Read More

California, like other states, sets a minimum wage that employers must pay their employees. Failure to pay the required wages is a serious offense, and workers might be entitled to back pay. This raises an important question: What is minimum wage in the state of California? The most simple answer is that for the year… Read More

In California, most workers are entitled to be paid a minimum wage. Many workers are also entitled to overtime pay — in the event that they are required to work more than eight hours in a day or 40 hours in one week. However, some workers are exempt from these laws. This includes ‘outside salespersons’…. Read More

Yes, there is a version of maternity leave in California for fathers The structure of American society has changed dramatically over the last several decades. A greater percentage of fathers are now taking off time from work to care for and bond with their newborn children. According to the United States Department of Labor, 90… Read More

Workers should be able to earn a living in a safe and secure environment. You should not face threats, harassment, or bullying on the job based on your race, gender, age, or any other protected characteristic. Employees in California are protected against workplace bullying under a number of different laws. California employers have a duty… Read More

Leaving a job can be challenging — especially if you are not able to leave the position on your own terms. The period between one job and another can be financially stressful for any person. A severance package can help to ease this transition. While California employers are generally not required to offer their workers… Read More

In California, most non-exempt employees are entitled to a certain number of meal breaks and rest periods throughout their work shifts. How many breaks you’re entitled to depend mainly on the length of your shift. If you feel your California employer is denying you a proper meal or rest breaks,  reach out to the employees’… Read More