Is Teasing Considered Workplace Harassment?

Is Teasing Considered Workplace Harassment?

Friendly teasing and joking in the workplace may occasionally happen between employees, or even between employees and supervisors. Acceptable joking and poking fun, however, can cross the line and become harassment. What is Simple Teasing? The question of workplace harassment revolves around whether or not a behavior is “simple teasing” or something more. Simple teasing can be about anything from … Read More

What Is CFRA Leave?

What Is CFRA Leave?

The CFRA is the California Family Rights Act and it provides eligible employees with as much as 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to care for a serious health condition, the serious health condition of a family member, or to spend time with a new child. All employers must supply their employees with information about CFRA, and post this information in a … Read More

5 Fast Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination

5 Fast Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination

5 Fast Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination  Pregnancy discrimination is when a woman is treated in an unfavorable manner, whether job applicant or employee, because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition that is related to pregnancy or childbirth. Here are five facts about pregnancy discrimination. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) Prohibits Discrimination Based on Pregnancy The PDA, which was enacted … Read More

How Much Can Kids Work in California? Your Guide to Child Labor in CA

How Much Can Kids Work in California? Your Guide to Child Labor in CA

If you’re like many people, you’re wondering about California’s child labor laws – how much kids can work, what hours they’re allowed to work and how much they must be paid. This guide explains child labor law in California and what happens if an employer violates it. Your Guide to Child Labor in CA In the United States, federal law … Read More

Forced Arbitration and AB 51 in California

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In the state of California, employers are not allowed to force employees to sign a contract with an arbitration clause as a condition of employment. However, employers still use forced arbitration clauses, and employees still sign them. Here’s what you need to know.  In a 2-1 ruling in September 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court ruled that employers in California can … Read More

Can a Potential Employer Run a Background Check On You?

Can a Potential Employer Run a Background Check On You?

If you’re like many people looking for a new job, you’re surprised to learn that some employers want to run background checks on you. But is it legal for an employer to do a background check, with or without your consent, and do you have a reasonable expectation of privacy? This guide explains.   Potential employers can, in many cases, … Read More

Can an Employer Ask About Your Salary History When You Apply for a Job?

In the state of California, employers can’t ask you about your salary history when you’re applying for a job. Here’s what you need to know about this unlawful question and why some employers try to find out your salary history anyway. Can an Employer Ask About Your Salary History When You Apply for a Job? Employers are not allowed to … Read More

Can an Employer Require Employees to Speak English?

Can Employers Require You to Speak English in the U.S.

Is it legal for an employer to require all its employees to speak English? Would it be illegal if an employer refused to hire you if your English wasn’t “good enough” or if you have an accent? This guide explains. Can an Employer Require Employees to Speak English? In some cases, it’s legal for an employer to require employees to … Read More

Can Your Employer Fire You After Accusing You of Harassment?

If you’ve been accused of harassment at work – whether or not it’s true – can your employer legally fire you? This guide explains. Can Your Employer Fire You After Accusing You of Harassment? Employers are legally required to protect employees from harassment, and that may mean that if you’ve been accused of harassment, your employer can fire you. In … Read More