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Are You Required to Disclose Your Disability to a Potential Employer?

Posted on: August 14, 2018

Learn more about your rights and what to do if you have faced disability discrimination when searching for a job. Employment law is a complex field, particularly for those who are in the already stressful process of trying to find a job. It can become even more challenging if you have a disability, and you […] read more →

Can You Be Fired for Taking a Vacation?

Posted on: August 8, 2018

There are certain situations in which you are protected if you take leave. A summer vacation is a rite of passage in the United States. Whether you head to the beach, the mountains, or somewhere else entirely, getting away from the stress of everyday life is good for your soul. Yet many Americans are unable […] read more →

EEOC Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Online Retailer Fanatics

Posted on: July 23, 2018

The case highlights the ways in which discrimination can occur. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against the online sales giant Fanatics Retail Group, Inc. The lawsuit alleges that the company subjected an employee to racial discrimination and harassment. In addition, the EEOC claims that Fanatics failed to promote this employee […] read more →

Am I Entitled to Breaks if I Work in the Heat?

Posted on: July 20, 2018

Both federal and state law protect employees who work outdoors or in open-air environment. In California, Arizona and other hot Western states, triple-digit temperatures are not unusual, particularly in the summer. While these temperatures might be great for swimming and other water sports, they aren’t so great for working — especially if you’re doing any […] read more →

Lawsuit Against E-Cigarette Maker Juul Reveals High Potential for Addiction

Posted on: July 16, 2018

The product has been marketed towards younger users. Electronic cigarettes have been on the market for approximately a decade. In that time, manufacturers have refined the design of the product, and optimized the delivery system for the nicotine product. While e-cigarettes are considered to be safer than smoking traditional cigarettes, not much is known about […] read more →

Whistleblower Protection Laws: How Employees Are Protected for Making Safety Complaints

Posted on: July 10, 2018

Both state and federal law prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who file safety complaints. Workplace safety is a major issue for all employees. Hazardous conditions, whether it be unsafe chemicals, inadequate safety gear, or exposure to toxic substances, can have a significant impact on the well-being of all workers. Over the past century, the […] read more →

How to Prepare for Your Social Security Disability Hearing

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Understanding the goal of the hearing can help you get ready for your hearing. The wait for a Social Security disability hearing can be excruciating. By the time that your hearing rolls around, you may have been waiting for well over a year to have you case heard by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), after […] read more →

Increase in Pedestrian Accidents Has Surprising Cause

Posted on: July 6, 2018

Walking while drunk is the culprit behind a third of the accidents. Over the past decade, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents has steadily increased. These numbers have surprised experts, who would have expected technological advances in cars and awareness campaigns about safe driving to have resulted in lower numbers of pedestrian accidents. Yet according […] read more →

California Expands Definition of National Origin under Fair Employment and Housing Act

Posted on: June 27, 2018

The new regulations apply regardless of documentation status. California has long been a leader when it comes to laws protecting employees from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Its latest addition to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), effective July 1, 2018, is another example of how the state is ahead of the curve in matters […] read more →

When Is Alcoholism Considered a Disability?

Posted on: June 22, 2018

Alcoholism may be a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law. While the opioid crisis has dominated the news cycle, one of the most common forms of addiction has largely gone ignored. Alcoholism affects 17.6 million Americans, with millions more engaging in risky drinking behaviors that could lead to alcohol problems. Most […] read more →

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