Most employment relationships in California are “at will,” meaning that your employer can let you go for any reason and without warning. It also means you can leave at any time for any reason. However, some employees have contractual rights as spelled out in an employment contract. These contracts typically identify the reasons you can… Read More

The Key Elements of a Workplace Retaliation Claim Have you recently lost your job due to suspicious circumstances—suspicious meaning that you recently complained to HR about a frisky higher-up, or an investigation was recently opened because you engaged in whistleblowing activity, or you demanded higher pay because your male counterpart, of the same skill level… Read More

Before the Affordable Care Act was introduced, workers understood that “full-time” meant a full 40-hour workweek, and any employee who worked less than that was considered “part-time.” However, with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act came along the new “full-time” employee—or one who works at least 30 hours a week or at least 130… Read More

According to California Labor Code, Section 551, all California employees, regardless of occupation, are entitled to a least one rest day out of every seven days. Section 552 goes on to state that no employer may require employees to work more than six days out of a seven-day period, and any employer that tries to… Read More

Most people do not think of age discrimination being an issue until they are the victims of it themselves. Age discrimination is a long-standing issue, one that has caused countless individuals to be wrongfully terminated, passed over for employment, and demoted for decades. For this reason, and as the United States’ elderly population is expected… Read More

“Hostile work environment.” “Stressful situation.” “Workplace stress.” It goes by many names, but the conditions and impact are the same: a workplace is so stressful that it begins to impact employees’ physical and mental health, instills fear, and causes decreased job satisfaction. Many people have challenging jobs, and many more probably feel as if too… Read More

Gender discrimination laws in California are infinitely more complex than most other states. California now requires employers to take transgender identity and expression into consideration. The new regulations, which were approved by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) in May of 2017, went into effect in July, 2017. The new regulations expand… Read More