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

Whether you have recently given birth to a child, adopted a child, or are fostering a child in California, you may be entitled to maternity leave per California’s various maternity leave laws. These laws are designed to protect new and expecting mothers from losing their jobs because of their new and impending responsibilities of motherhood…. Read More

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 concerted activity can take many forms, such… Read More

California employees are protected from discrimination and harassment based on race. Both the federal Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act make racial discrimination illegal. Unfortunately, racial discrimination is still fairly common. In 2017, 28,528 charges were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging… Read More

According to statistics kept by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), instances of workplace discrimination continue to decline. For 2017, 84,254 discrimination charges were filed with the EEOC—the lowest number in a decade. Nevertheless, discrimination continues to occur. In this article, we highlight some of the most pervasive types of discriminations in the workplace in… Read More

Workplace sexual harassment has been in the news lately. Many of the women coming forward in the #MeToo movement have been reporting abuse and harassment at the hands of their bosses. If you have suffered sexual harassment, you are not alone. However, sexual harassment is a complex topic because it is not illegal to socialize… 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