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California Court Rules that “Casting Couch” Claims Can Move Forward

Posted on: August 31, 2020

Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment was reinstated by a federal appeals court In 2017, the #MeToo movement swept across the country. One of the men to be publicly outed as a serial sexual abuser was movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. As the movement took hold, multiple women came forward to share their […] read more →

New Regulations Limit How California Employers Can Advertise for Jobs

Posted on: August 27, 2020

The rules address scheduling, age, and other factors California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently set forth new regulations (rules) that govern certain aspects of employment in California. These rules address issues such as when independent contractors should be classified as employees (under AB5), and expansion of paid family leave. They also expand […] read more →

How Can I File a Complaint with the California Labor Board?

Posted on: August 25, 2020

You can file a complaint with the Labor Commissioner’s Office for certain violations of state labor law California has some of the best laws in the country when it comes to protecting employees. However, if you don’t know your rights or how to enforce them, these laws don’t mean much. One option for handling violations […] read more →

Separating Myth from Fact in California Employment Law

Posted on: August 22, 2020

How much do you know about employment law? Many of us got our first jobs when we were teenagers. In most cases, no one ever sat us down and talked about our rights. Because employment law is so complex, it can be hard for the average worker to know if what their employer is doing […] read more →

Filing for Disability Benefits Through the Compassionate Allowance Program

Posted on: August 20, 2020

The program offers expedited processing of Social Security applications for certain illnesses. If you are unable to work because of a disability, you may be able to apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Generally, there are two types of benefits available: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). […] read more →

What Are California Employers Required to Do to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Posted on: August 18, 2020

Employers must provide training and inform employees of their rights. Over the past few years, the #MeToo movement has shown the world that sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace remains a major problem. In California, the Legislature has worked to address this issue with a variety of measures, including laws that restrict the […] read more →

Five Common Wage and Hour Violations in California

Posted on: August 13, 2020

Wage and hour laws are designed to protect employees from exploitation When you have a job, you — rightfully — expect to be paid for the hours that you work. Federal and state wage and hour laws exist to make sure that employers pay their workers fairly. Unfortunately, employers throughout California may still try to […] read more →

Are You Entitled to Severance Under California Law?

Posted on: August 10, 2020

California law does not mandate severance pay. If you have been fired or laid off from your position, you may be wondering if you are entitled to any type of compensation under California law. Generally, your employer must pay you for all of the hours that you have worked, as well as for unused vacation […] read more →

Rideshare Companies Threaten to Leave California Over New Law

Posted on: August 6, 2020

The question of whether gig workers should be employees or independent contractors is on the ballot in November In 2019, California enacted Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), which codified a test set forth by the California Supreme Court. This test is used to determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor. Under AB5, many […] read more →

How Do I Know If I Have an Employment Law Claim Against My Employer?

Posted on: August 3, 2020

A consultation with a lawyer can offer you valuable insight into a potential lawsuit. It isn’t unusual to have a bad experience at your job. Maybe your coworkers were competitive and unhelpful, or your boss was constantly screaming at you. It is possible to have a truly awful work situation — without having a claim […] read more →

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