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New Laws on COVID-19 and How They Affect You

Posted on: October 20, 2020

These laws aim to protect employees who may be exposed to COVID-19 at work Since the novel coronavirus first reached the United States, more than 220,000 Americans have died and nearly 8 million people have been infected. California has been particularly hard-hit by the virus, despite measures intended to curb community spread. While many employees […] read more →


Elder Abuse on the Rise During Pandemic: How You Can Get Help

Posted on: October 13, 2020

Older Americans are at greater risk of elder abuse due to COVID-19 The novel coronavirus has had a devastating affect on the United States and the world as a whole. Here in the U.S., more than 220,000 people have died from COVID-19, and nearly 8 million people have been diagnosed with the disease. In addition, […] read more →


California Expands Family and Medical Leave

Posted on: October 9, 2020

The new law will go into effect in January During the course of our lives, there are times when we may need to take leave from work. Perhaps we are battling a medical condition of our own, and need time off to recover, or we might need to help a family member through an illness. […] read more →


What Is Prop 16?

Posted on: October 5, 2020

Prop 16 would reverse California’s ban on affirmative action As in most election years, Californians will have an opportunity to vote on a number of ballot initiatives this year. These ballot initiatives are an important way for voters to have their voices heard. Yet often times, it can be confusing to figure out exactly what […] read more →


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 →


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