What are Examples of Unfair Labor Practices? The federal National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) tries to strike a balance between employee rights and the rights of employers. In particular, the NLRA does not mandate that workers have unions, but it does allow workers to engage in concerted activity to improve their conditions of employment. This… Read More

The California Fair Pay Act signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown provides additional protection for equal pay in the state. California employers must offer equal pay for “substantially similar work,” though employers can offer different pay in certain situations. New Requirements Under the old California law, employers were required to provide equal pay only… Read More

If you were fired or quit your job in California, you are entitled to pay immediately, or within 72 hours in certain circumstances. Most employers are pretty good about issuing a final paycheck within the specified timeframe, but every once in a while, an employer will push its luck and refuse to pay the former… Read More

 As a California employee, it is crucial that you understand your rights under California’s labor code. Otherwise, you risk falling victim to wage and labor violations without even realizing it. One of these laws in the code is the California Private Attorney General Act (PAGA). What is the California Private Attorney General Act? PAGA allows employees… Read More

If you are successful in an employment case, you might settle with your employer for a sum of money. But how much of it can you keep and how much will you lose in taxes? Uncle Sam will come knocking, expecting a cut of the proceeds, so you and your attorney should discuss ahead of… 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. You may have suffered retaliation at work, been wrongfully or constructively discharged, or have been… Read More

How Much Time do I have to Bring a Lawsuit Against my Employer in California? The statute of limitations for bringing an employment lawsuit in California varies with the type of employment law claim we’re talking about. Before we explore this further, let’s make sure we understand exactly what a statute of limitations is. Statutes… Read More

What is considered “At-Will” Employment in California? According to California law, an “at-will” employment in the state of California defines a working relationship with an employee that can be terminated for any reason by their employer. This can happen without any type of warning from the employer in the state of California. An employee under… Read More