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Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling on LGBTQ Rights

Posted on: July 8, 2020

Workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation is forbidden. In California and 20 other states, LGBTQ individuals cannot be discriminated against at work on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. However, until just a few weeks ago, that wasn’t the case across the rest of the […] read more →

What Job Protections Are There for Pregnancy in California?

Posted on: July 2, 2020

California provides extensive workplace protections during and after pregnancy. Being pregnant is often one of the happiest times of a woman’s life. Yet for many women, pregnancy comes with a lot of challenges, including at their job. Many women and their partners worry that welcoming a child to their family may put their job in […] read more →

What Are the Rules on Overtime in California?

Posted on: June 29, 2020

There are specific requirements for the payment of overtime in California. Being asked to work overtime can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, working more than 40 hours in a week can be exhausting. On the other hand, you get paid more for overtime, so it can be worth your time. But what […] read more →

Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Baby Powder with Talc After Lawsuits Expose Cancer Links

Posted on: June 24, 2020

The company will no longer sell these products in the U.S. and Canada. For decades, Johnson & Johnson promoted their baby powder as a clean, safe product. In addition to its use on babies, it was advertised as a feminine hygiene product, particularly in Black and Latina communities. In recent years, litigation against the corporate […] read more →

What Is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment?

Posted on: June 16, 2020

Quid pro quo means “something for something” Sexual harassment can occur in many different ways in a work environment. For example, a woman may be subjected to a hostile work environment if her male coworkers put of pictures of naked or near-nude women around their shared workspace and make lewd jokes about sex and women […] read more →

How to Get Back on Disability After a Change in Your Health

Posted on: June 10, 2020

You may even qualify for expedited reinstatement of your benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are available for individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. To qualify, you must have paid into the system and your disability must be expected to last for 12 months or longer, or to be terminal. […] read more →

How Can I File A Discrimination Complaint in California?

Posted on: June 4, 2020

You must file a complaint with DFEH or the EEOC before filing a lawsuit. Under both federal and California law, employers are forbidden from engaging in illegal discrimination. California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) provides broader protections than federal law, and generally applies to employers with 5 or more employees. As a California employment […] read more →

What Are Common Illegal Reasons to Be Fired?

Posted on: May 26, 2020

Wrongful termination can happen in a number of ways. Under California law, most employees are considered at-will. In general terms, this means that employees can leave their jobs whenever they want, and employers can fire these same employees for any reason…unless reason happens to be illegal under state or federal law. Too often, employees are […] read more →

Mistakes to Avoid in Filing for SSDI Benefits

Posted on: May 19, 2020

These errors may lead to a denial of your application. If you are unable to work due to a disability, then you may be considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, or SSDI. These benefits are offered through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Individuals who meet certain criteria, including having paid into the system and […] read more →

New Executive Order Makes It Easier to Get Workers’ Compensation for COVID-19

Posted on: May 15, 2020

Employees who meet the criteria will no longer have to prove that they contracted coronavirus at work. As coronavirus sweeps across the nation, millions of Americans have switched to working remotely. Yet for many employees who have been deemed “essential,” this simply isn’t an option, as their work requires them to be at their job […] read more →

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