Since 2015, California has mandated that employers grant their employees paid sick leave.  In addition, Los Angeles has its own sick leave ordinance that provides employees with extra paid sick leave.   If you or a loved one is an employee in Los Angeles, you are entitled to take sick leave in many situations. Read on… 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

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is the primary law that protects California employees from discrimination, retaliation, and harassment in the workplace. If you have experienced any of these issues while employed in California, you may be eligible for relief.  California FEHA Regulations The FEHA anti-discrimination provisions are applicable to any employer with… Read More

On January 1, 2020, AB 51 was signed into law. It prohibits employers from forcing employees to enter into mandatory arbitration agreements in California. Many employers throughout California require employees to enter into arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. AB 51 affects any California employee’s new, modified, or extended employment contract.  What Is AB… Read More

Does California Guarantee “Paternity Leave” to Dads? [Updated 2021] 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 percent of fathers… Read More

California law does not require employers to drug test their employees unless doing so is necessary to comply with federal law. Many employers, however, still conduct drug testing and require it as a condition of employment. As a result, knowing your rights can help you avoid unnecessary and illegal drug tests by your employer. Drug… Read More

The COVID-19 global pandemic has left millions of employees wondering about their paid leave rights.  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), passed on March 18, 2020, requires certain employers to provide employees with emergency paid sick leave or expanded medical or family leave in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis. The provisions remain… Read More

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom issued shelter-in-place orders requiring various businesses to shutter their doors. Despite these orders, some employers continue to require employees to show up to work. If the employees refuse, some have been terminated. Governor Newsom’s shelter-in-place orders supersede any demand from an employer to show up… Read More