There are some things employers aren’t allowed to ask you during a job interview – but what if they do it anyway? This guide explains. Illegal Job Interview Questions There are a number of questions employers aren’t allowed to ask you during a job interview. In fact, asking some of these questions could get an employer into serious hot water, … Read More
Can an Employer Ask You to Take a Polygraph as a Condition of Employment?
If you’re like many people, you’re always on the lookout for a new job – but what if you find one and the employer asks you to take a polygraph? Can an Employer Ask You to Take a Polygraph as a Condition of Employment? There’s a law in place that prohibits most private employers from using polygraphs in hiring – … Read More
What is Wage Theft in California?
Wage theft is a serious problem – not just in California, but all over the country – but if it’s happened to you, you may have legal recourse. This guide explains. What is Wage Theft in California? Wage theft occurs when an employer intentionally deprives a person of the money they’re owed for working. That’s the simplest definition, though California … Read More
Frequently Asked Questions About Salary Misclassification in California
Salary misclassification (calling an employee an independent contractor or vice-versa) is a serious problem in California. This guide answers all your questions about salary misclassification. Frequently Asked Questions About Salary Misclassification in California Have a look at these frequently asked questions about salary misclassification in California. If you don’t see the answer to your question here, please call our office … Read More
FAQ on Reasonable Accommodations in California
Employers in California are required to make reasonable accommodations for workers – but what are they, and what are the most common? This guide explains. What Are Reasonable Accommodations? Under California law, employers that have five or more employees are required to make reasonable accommodations for job applicants and workers who need them due to disability. That means employers must … Read More
Can You Be Fired for Being Trans in California?
Can you be fired for being transgender in California? This guide explains the workplace protections in place for members of the transgender community. Can You Be Fired for Being Trans in California? If you’re like many people, you know that the United States has made several changes in the past few years, particularly in respect to transgender rights. However, there’s … Read More
5 Common Ways Employers Violate Wage and Hour Laws in California
Employers are supposed to follow wage and hour laws in the state of California. However, this guide outlines five ways employers often violate them. 5 Common Ways Employers Violate Wage and Hour Laws in California If you’re like most people, you know that employers are supposed to stick to the law when it comes to paying employees and giving them … Read More
California Workers’ Rights to a Discrimination-Free Workplace
If you are a worker in California, there are a number of laws that protect you against discrimination. In fact, all California workers have the right to a discrimination-free workplace. That’s true regardless of your industry, your immigration status and the skill level your job requires. This guide explains California workers’ rights to a discrimination-free workplace, outlines the laws that … Read More
Can Your Employer Fire You for Talking to Investigators?
If you are like many people, you’re wondering whether your employer can fire you for talking to investigators after a whistleblower’s complaint. Can an employer take away your benefits, cut your hours, reduce your pay or limit your access to benefits? This guide explains. Can Your Employer Fire You for Talking to Investigators? Employers in the state of California are … Read More
California Workers’ Rights to Harassment-Free Workplaces
In the state of California, workers have the right to work in a harassment-free workplace. However, even though workers have that right, that doesn’t mean that all workplaces are free from harassment. There are several types of workplace harassment, and many of them are illegal. Here’s what you need to know about California workers’ rights to harassment-free workplaces. What is … Read More