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Can You Refuse to Go to Work During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Posted on April 24, 2020 Author:

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many businesses in California to shut their doors. As the virus sweeps across the nation, workers in all industries have concerns about contracting the deadly virus at work. These fears prompted many employers to create...

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Do I Need an Employment Law Attorney?

Posted on March 13, 2020 Author:

When do you actually need an employment attorney to help with your case? Reasons You May Need an Employment Lawyer Employment law is complex and there are several deadlines you need to meet in order to pursue your case. Unless...

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How to Fight Against Discrimination in the Workplace

Posted on January 15, 2018 Author:

Facing discrimination in the workplace is a difficult and stressful situation. Discrimination can take a number of forms, from discrimination based on race to national origin to sexual orientation to pregnancy and more. If you are facing discrimination in the...

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Can I Be Fired for Smoking Marijuana While Off the Job?

Posted on December 20, 2017 Author:

Recreational weed is legal – but can you still be fired for smoking marijuana on your own time? Do recreational marijuana laws mean that employers are not allowed to discriminate based on your use of the drug? The answer? It...

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Which Laws Prohibit Workplace Retaliation?

Posted on December 15, 2017 Author:

Under California law, employers are not allowed to retaliate against employees and job applicants. But how do you know if something your employer did qualifies as retaliation? If an employer punishes you for engaging in activities that are protected under...

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Is Workplace Retaliation Common in California?

Posted on November 27, 2017 Author:

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), workplace retaliation is one of the most common charges filed with the agency. In 2016, of the nearly 100,000 claims the EEOC received, over 45 percent were related to workplace retaliation. California...

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What Questions Are Employers Prohibited from Asking during Interviews?

Posted on November 6, 2017 Author:

What Questions Are Employers Allowed To Ask During An Interview? According to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), employers are prohibited from inquiring about a variety of subjects. But despite this, according to CareerBuilder, 20 percent...

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GrubHub Says It Is Not a Food Delivery Company – Are Workers Suffering?

Posted on September 25, 2017 Author:

When you think of food delivery, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For most, the answer is probably pizza, or Chinese food. But ever since the rise of the Internet, other companies have jumped into the delivery...

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How Much Legal Protection Do California Employees Have?

Posted on July 19, 2017 Author:

In California, workers have some of the most protective employment laws in the country. Many California state laws expand on existing federal protective laws, to provide even more protection for workers. What Laws Protect California Employees? Employee misclassification laws: Many...

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Is Appearance Discrimination Legal?

Posted on May 24, 2017 Author:

There is no denying that appearance does make a difference in the workplace. A recent study conducted by Italian researchers found that resumes that included a headshot of an attractive person were much more successful in getting responses than ones...

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