California is an at-will employment state. Companies have the authority to let workers go for a wide range of different reasons — potentially even for ill-advised or largely frivolous reasons. When it comes to hiring and firing, employers in our state retain a considerable amount of discretion. That being said, employers cannot remove a worker… Read More

Part-time workers are an important part of our nation’s economy. According to data provided Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), somewhere between 25 million and 35 million people are currently employed on a part-time basis. How many hours is part-time in California? ANSWER: It depends. It is difficult to get a precise number because government agencies… Read More

If you are considering bringing this type of legal action, you may be wondering: What is the average lawsuit settlement for wrongful termination? An employee who was unlawfully fired or laid off may be entitled to financial compensation and/or equitable relief through a wrongful termination lawsuit. This is a complicated question; there is no true… Read More

Wrongful Termination Lawyers in California help explain the details of filing a lawsuit 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… Read More

General Rules About Constructive Discharge/Constructive Termination in California 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… 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