Los Angeles Employment And Labor Newsletters

What Are the Details Regarding Sexual Harassment Law In California?

The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibit sexual harassment toward all California employees and job applicants. FEHA law applies to all private public employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, state licensing boards and state and local governments that have one or more employees. Sexual harassment is any type of unwanted and unwelcome behavior or attention of a sexual nature that causes interference in your life and in your ability to function at work, home or school. Sexual harassment can create an environment that is intimidating, hostile or offensive. A victim of sexual harassment discrimination should speak with a qualified Los Angeles harassment lawyer to discuss possible legal actions when the following forms of sexual harassment take place: Quid Pro Quo or “Something for something” – This is the “You do something for me and I’ll do something for you” type of harassment negotiation Hostile Environment- Takes place when an employee…
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The California Family Rights Act And How It Affects You

The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) also goes by the name of the Moore-Brown-Roberti Family Rights Act of 1993. The CFRA makes it illegal for employers to refuse to give employees time off if they request it for family or medical care. Family care includes the birth of a child, bonding with the child, or the adoption of a child. Medical care can involve either caring for family members with serious medical conditions or caring for an employee’s own medical problems. If you are facing a family or medical problem and you are concerned for your job security, a Los Angeles employment attorney can explain your rights under the law. Facts About The CFRA To be eligible, employees must have worked for their employer for a total of 12 months and have worked 1,250 hours in the year prior to their request for leave. The employee must also have worked…
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California Work Without Pay – What Is the Law?

A large California restaurant chain faced a class-action lawsuit from some 2,500 store assistant managers who said they were forced to work overtime hours without any pay. The workers contended that their agreements with the company included statements that they would in fact receive overtime pay as outlined in U.S. labor and employment laws. They indicated that they never received such pay but were instead forced to work the extra hours at no cost to the company. The restaurant chain faced another complaint in San Diego, where the store maintains a tip jar at a coffee bar. Customers could place tips in the jar if they thought their baristas offered them good service. However, it was the policy of the restaurant that the managers shared in the tips with the baristas, even though the managers weren’t the ones serving the drinks. A California judge determined that the policy was in…
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Is Being Fired Better than Quitting a Job?

Los Angeles Employment Lawyers Explain the Pros and Cons Termination from a job may seem like a terrifying prospect. The embarrassment associated with being fired as well as the loss of income and job security can be daunting. Moreover, many people believe termination will leave a black mark on their job history forever. However, in some situations, termination from a job is not necessarily the worst option, and employees can possibly use this to their own advantage. Since every employee’s circumstances are unique, the following information is not official advice. Still, you should know that sometimes quitting a job could be worse than being fired. How is Termination Better than Resignation? A number of circumstances may make being fired more beneficial than putting in a resignation. Most notably, termination offers additional benefits that a resignation may not. Many jobs offer severance packages to fired employees, and this compensation is a…
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