California’s constructive discharge (also known as constructive termination or constructive dismissal) occurs when a California employer, for unlawful reasons, knowingly creates harsh, intolerable working conditions for an employee. Unfortunately, too many California employees find themselves in the difficult position of wanting to resign their jobs because conditions at work have become unbearable. Constructive Discharge in… Read More

PAGA, or the Private Attorneys General Act allows an employee to file a claim against their employer if the employer violated employment law What is PAGA? That’s a common question that employees and employers have. We’ll discuss PAGA in-depth here. Who Does PAGA Cover? Under PAGA, an “aggrieved” employee—who is defined as any current or… 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

Hourly employees — those who are paid an hourly wage for their services — are an important part of the American economy. According to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 58 percent of our country’s workforce is paid on an hourly basis. There are very are important regulations, including the Fair… Read More

Unfortunately, mass layoffs happen. Although California’s labor laws cannot save a financially distressed company, the state has put into place important regulations to help protect some vulnerable employees.  The California WARN Act — the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act — requires many mid-sized and large companies that are planning mass layoffs to give sufficient… Read More