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What Types of Relief Are Available in Sexual Harassment Cases?

Posted on: October 11, 2019

An injunction orders a person to either take or stop an action — such as sexual harassment Although we are living in a post-#MeToo era, sexual harassment is unfortunately far too common in workplaces across the United States. For many employees — both female and male — sexual harassment is a reality of their job. […] read more →

Google Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted on: October 7, 2019

The class action lawsuit was settled for $11 million In California, technology is one of the key drivers of the state economy. While tech plays an important role in our growth and development, this industry isn’t without problems. This includes age discrimination. As a recent settlement by Google shows, bias against older employees is still […] read more →

Are You Eligible for Overtime Under New Federal Rules?

Posted on: September 27, 2019

More workers will be eligible for overtime — but not as many as under a previous proposal On January 1, 2020, more workers across the United States will be eligible for overtime. Approximately 1.3 million men and women will be eligible for time-and-a-half pay under a new rule that was recently finalized. Yet according to […] read more →

New California Law Eliminates Bias in Civil Damages

Posted on: September 24, 2019

The bill was recently signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom In a personal injury case, a plaintiff — the person who sues after being hurt in an accident — is required to prove their damages. This may include a number of different elements, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of […] read more →

Can I Take Leave for Alcohol or Drug Rehab in California?

Posted on: September 19, 2019

If you voluntarily seek treatment, you have certain rights under California law In 2019, we know much more about drug and alcohol addiction than we did before. For example, we know that it is a disease — and that there are ways to recover. In California, if you choose to seek help for an addiction […] read more →

Facebook Ads Used to Exclude Women and Older Workers

Posted on: September 17, 2019

Companies used Facebook’s targeting function to exclude people by age or gender Facebook has become omnipresent in our lives, with millions of Americans checking in on the social media site daily for news, updates for friends — and even job postings. Unfortunately, an option by Facebook to allow users to “target” their ads based on […] read more →

Can You Get Temporary SSDI Benefits?

Posted on: September 13, 2019

While you can’t get disability benefits temporarily, you may have options to get them on a short-term basis. If you have a disability that prevents you from being able to work, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) offers benefits to individuals with disabilities (and some […] read more →

What Does a Vocational Expert Do at a SSDI Hearing?

Posted on: September 6, 2019

This expert witness plays an important role at many SSDI hearings. Applying for benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be a complicated — and confusing — process. Like most government agencies, the SSA has its own set of rules, regulations, and procedures. This includes a special process for filing an appeal and going […] read more →

How to Win a SSDI Hearing

Posted on: August 29, 2019

Top tips on how to put your best foot forward  If the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies your initial application for Social Security disability benefits (more commonly known as SSDI), you have the right to file an appeal. If your initial request is denied, then you can ask for a hearing, which will be held […] read more →

California Seeks to Make Rule Regarding Independent Contractors into Law

Posted on: August 26, 2019

Assembly Bill 5 would make the ABC Test law  In 2018, the California Supreme Court adopted a new standard — known as the “ABC Test” to determine whether a worker was an employee or an independent contractor for purposes of a wage order.  This ruling was considered extremely favorable to workers, and as a result, […] read more →

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