As we approach the summer season, many Californians are bracing themselves for deadly wildfires. The frequency and intensity of recent fires has put many Los Angeles residents on edge. Thousands of people will be forced to leave their homes and take time away from work. Fortunately, California employment law gives employees the right to certain … Continue reading
California has passed several worker protection laws that will make our state a trendsetter for workplace rights.
Our blog two weeks ago discussed how you can spot workplace sexual harassment. However, you should also be aware that California enacted several new laws that can protect workers who are experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. The following bills were recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown: SB 1343: Workplace Sexual Harassment Training Gets a … Continue reading
The #MeToo movement has become a national movement that has brought attention to sexual assault and sexual harassment. Instances of harassment or assault can occur just about anywhere—especially the workplace. In fact, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that it has received a 12 percent increase in sexual harassment claims since last year. If … Continue reading
Physical injuries after a serious car accident are expected, and most people are able to figure out their next steps as far as physical recovery. However, emotional trauma happens almost as often as physical trauma, and many accident victims are either unaware of their symptoms or they are just confused about what to do next. … Continue reading
A new law, the salary privacy bill, seeks to narrow the gender pay gap by forbidding employers from asking applicants about their previous salaries and benefits. The bill was signed into law on October 12, 2017 and takes effect on January 1, 2018. The law does not prevent applicants from voluntarily providing information related to … Continue reading