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Agricultural Employees in California Entitled to Overtime

Posted on: January 31, 2019

Employees entitled to time and a half starting in January 2019 California is one of the nation’s top producers of fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products. Our state is rightfully proud of produce stamped “California Grown,” yet until recently, the workers who toil long hours under the hot sun to bring those products to market […] read more →

Employees Can Refuse to Do Dangerous Work in California

Posted on: January 27, 2019

Employers cannot retaliate against employees who refuse to do dangerous work In California, workers are protected from unsafe working conditions by the California Occupational Safety and Health Act (also known as Cal/OSHA). Unfortunately, many employees are not aware of what their rights are under Cal/OSHA, or how they can protect themselves. Cal/OSHA is the state […] read more →

Can a Learning Disability Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Posted on: January 26, 2019

A person with a learning disability may be eligible for SSDI or SSI. It is often challenging to be approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplement Security Income (SSI), particularly if you file an application with the assistance of an experienced Social Security disability benefits attorney. Understanding what the Social Security Administration (SSA) […] read more →

California Senate Pays $350,000 Discrimination Claim

Posted on: January 25, 2019

It is the largest settlement in the history of the California Senate In 2016, an employee of the California Senate reported that she was raped by an employee of the California Assembly. She reported the assault to the police, but her alleged rapist was never charged. The California Assembly hired its own lawyers to investigate […] read more →

What Is Wage Theft?

Posted on: January 15, 2019

Wage theft occurs in a number of industries, and in a variety of ways. As employers look to keep costs down, there are a number of ways that they may look to cut corners. Unfortunately, one way that some unsavory companies have found to increase their profits is through paying their employees less. At times, […] read more →

What Is Genetic Information Discrimination?

Posted on: January 10, 2019

Federal and some state laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information. If you watch television or read the news, you have likely noticed the popularity of home DNA test kits. It is easy to see the allure: finding out your family history, or perhaps learning about long-lost relatives. Yet there is a dark […] read more →

Another Federal Court Finds in Favor of Protection for Sexual Orientation

Posted on: December 28, 2018

More courts are holding that sexual orientation is a protected characteristic under federal civil rights law.  Generally, employees in the United States are at-will. This means that unless that they have an employment contract, they can be fired for any non-illegal reason. For example, your boss could fire you simply because he dislikes the way […] read more →

UCLA Doctor wins $13 Million Sex Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

Posted on: December 26, 2018

The hospital targeted the doctor with audits and suspended her research privileges after she filed a complaint. If you have made it through medical school and residency, you have achieved a high level of success. You probably don’t think that you will have to worry about being treated poorly by your colleagues and your employer […] read more →

Google Employees Stage Walkout Over Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Posted on: December 24, 2018

The walkout comes on the heels of the #MeToo movement. On November 1, 2018, more than 20,000 Google employees walked out of their workplace. It was not a company-wide fire drill. Instead, it was a protest of the way that the company handles sexual harassment complaints — and what employees say is systemic discrimination. The […] read more →

What Can You Do If Your Child Has Been a Victim of Bullying at School

Posted on: December 21, 2018

Putting the school on notice of your concerns is a crucial first step. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, bullying occurs when there is unwanted aggressive behavior between school-aged children. This behavior can be physical, verbal, psychological or electronic. Bullying must include an imbalance of power, such as physical strength, access […] read more →

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