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What Are Your Rights to Breastfeed at Work?

Posted on: February 20, 2019

California imposes a number of rules regarding lactation at work. In February, a federal jury in Delaware awarded a former employee of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) $1.5 million in damages for workplace discrimination. The employee, Autumn Lampkins, filed a lawsuit against KFC for gender discrimination and harassment. According to Lampkins, KFC made it so difficult […] read more →

Your Rights Under California’s Tip Laws

Posted on: February 15, 2019

Employers must follow specific rules regarding employees who are tipped Many workers throughout the state of California rely on tips as part of their income. From waiters and waitresses to bartenders, housecleaners, delivery drivers, cab drivers, and bell hops, many Californians receive tips in exchange for providing excellent service. Frequently, the jobs worked by tipped […] read more →

Can You Be Fired for Speaking Spanish at Work?

Posted on: February 10, 2019

Under California law, employers cannot treat employees differently because of their accent or native language. A restaurant employee in Davis, California was recently terminated from her position for a reason that may be surprising: she briefly spoke Spanish to a co-worker. Line cook Francisca Pérez exchanged a few words with waitress Janet Ruelas-Nava about whether […] read more →

What Types of Stresses Can Lead to Psychiatric Work Injuries?

Posted on: February 5, 2019

There are a number of situations at work that may lead to psychiatric injuries Increasingly, Americans recognize that illnesses are not limited to physical injuries and sicknesses. There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of one’s mental health — and the need for effective treatment if a person suffers from a mental […] read more →

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 without 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 →

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