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What is Age Discrimination?

How can you be discriminated against in the workplace? If you are 40 years or older you may have protection from age discrimination. Some things to look out for are code words that may be used when looking to replace older employees. Or if you notice someone is being replaced by a substantially younger employee, that may be age discrimination. Watch as attorney Douglas Silverstein explains what evidence you can look out for and what you can do if you think you or someone you know has been discriminated in the workplace. Video Transcription: Age discrimination simply put is discrimination against someone because of their age. Now what the law protects is discrimination against someone who is 40 years or older. If you’re younger than 40, sorry you don’t have protection for age discrimination. And age discrimination is actually the most common form of discrimination. However, it can be difficult…
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How Much Legal Protection Do California Employees Have?

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 employers are guilty of classifying workers as independent contractors when they should be considered employees. California has multiple agencies that test to see how a worker should be categorized, including the Employment Development Department and the California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement. Employees have more legal protection and rights than contractors. For example, contractors do not legally have to be paid overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. Layoff protections: California state laws protect employees in the event of a layoff. California’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) act, protects employees working at a facility with at least 75 workers from being fired without warning if there are…
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Remember 9/11

The attorneys at Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob would like to remind you to take time to remember the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. Please keep these victims in your thoughts as you enjoy your freedom today. Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob– Los Angeles employment attorneys

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