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California employment lawyers discuss several subjects such as harassment, employment law and other aspects of business law.

What is Gender Discrimination?

In this video, employment lawyer Doug Silverstein answers: What is gender discrimination? When men or women are treated differently for performing the same job, such as disparity in hiring, firing, promotions and pay, this may be gender discrimination. People should also understand that in California, our laws protect not only our employment rights regarding gender and sex, but gender identity and sexual orientation, as well. Video Transcription: Another area of discrimination is gender discrimination. This is discrimination against someone based on what their gender is, are they male, are they female. It is absolutely illegal to make employment decisions about someone based upon their gender. Gender discrimination is typically seen as protecting women, because traditionally women have been the ones discriminated in the workplace. It used to be, back in the day, you would see ads that said something like looking for pretty young females to work as a receptionist….
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What is an Employment Law Class Action Lawsuit?

Employment law class action lawsuits are where an employee files a claim on his or her behalf, and on the behalf of other employees who experienced the same violation. For example, if multiple people were not paid overtime despite working more than 40 hours per week from the same employer, they may be able to join their claims in one lawsuit. A class action lawsuit may be filed to recover damages for the other workers affected by this labor law violation. In this video, Los Angeles employment attorney Michael Jacob explains why people file class action lawsuits and how they work. Video Transcription: A class action is the type of lawsuit where someone brings a claim, not just on their own behalf, but on the behalf of many people that are similarly situated to themselves. For instance, if you know that everyone that you worked with didn’t really get paid…
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How Do I Know If I am Entitled to Overtime?

Whether an employee is entitled to overtime pay under federal and California law may depend on a number of factors. The overarching question is whether the employee is classified as exempt or non-exempt. However, some employers misclassify employees to avoid paying overtime wages. In this video, Los Angeles employment attorney Doug Silverstein explains what constitutes exempt tasks vs. non-exempt tasks. Employees who have been underpaid overtime or who are misclassified as exempt when they are not may have a claim in wage and hour law for back overtime pay. Video Transcription: In order to determine if someone is entitled to overtime or not, you have to examine what their job function is. If their job function is truly managing, such as reviewing performance reviews, handling everyone’s scheduling, giving out discipline, hiring employees, making decisions about future plans for the company. Those are what are called exempt tasks, meaning they are…
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