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

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) provide workers with important protections against job-related age discrimination. Nonetheless, age discrimination in the workplace remains a serious problem in California. According to the most recent data from the AARP, approximately two-thirds of workers over the age… Read More

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the federal  Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) afford many employees in Los Angeles important protections against age discrimination in the workplace. Sadly, age discrimination still occurs far too often.  Despite these protections, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that nearly 70 percent… Read More

The California state statute that protects job applicants and employees from discrimination based upon disability is the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The FEHA prohibits California employers from engaging in discriminatory acts on account of a person’s disabilities, including: Physical conditions; Mental disabilities; Certain other medical conditions, even if not technically “disabilities;” or, Some… 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

Does California Guarantee “Paternity Leave” to Dads? [Updated 2020] 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

Federal and California State Laws Protect Employees from Hostile Work Environments What is an example of a hostile work environment? The answer(s): it’s not always clear. California employees who feel intimidated, scared, or distressed often need clarity about whether they are trapped in a hostile work environment. It is important to understand that many different… Read More