California Employment Law Basics

California Employment Law Basics

California employment law covers a broad range of topics, but the underlying theme is that each piece of legislation is in place to protect workers in Glendale, Los Angeles and everywhere else in the state. The laws cover things like minimum wage, meal and rest breaks, and overtime pay, as well as salary classifications (contractor vs. employee) and several other … Read More

California's Minimum Wage Went Up – Did Yours?

California's Minimum Wage Went Up - Did Yours - Glendale Employment Lawyer

California’s minimum wage went up on January 1, 2018. It’s now $10.50 per hour, and according to lawmakers, that figure is climbing its way to $15 per hour by 2022 – this is the first of several pay increases that the 2016 minimum wage law put into effect. The law affects everyone, but it’s staggered based on business type. Small … Read More

Contractor vs. Employee: What Are the Differences?

Contractor vs. Employee - Glendale Employment Lawyer

If you’re working in the state of California, you’re either an independent contractor or an employee – but what’s the difference, and how do you know which you are? Contractor vs. Employee: What Are the Differences? In many cases, independent contractors and employees work side-by-side with no apparent differences between them. However, there are a few important distinctions and each … Read More

What is Racial Discrimination in the Workplace?

Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

Racial discrimination in the workplace is illegal, but how do you know if you’ve experienced it? If you have experienced, what are your legal options? What is Racial Discrimination in the Workplace? Federal law and California law protects people from racial discrimination in the workplace. There are several statutes that prohibit employers and other employees from discriminating against another person … Read More

What is LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace?

What is LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace?

The state of California has enacted laws to protect members of the LGBT community from discrimination and persecution – and if an employer (prospective, current or past) has violated your rights and treated you unfairly, you could help prevent it from happening again by talking to an LGBT discrimination lawyer in Glendale or Los Angeles. What is LGBT Discrimination in … Read More

What is FLSA?

If you’re an employee in the private sector or you work for the federal, state or local government, you’re most likely covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA. But what is FLSA, and how does it affect you? What is FLSA? FLSA is the Fair Labor Standards Act, and it governs things like: Minimum wage Overtime pay eligibility … Read More

Hostile Work-Environments and Harassment or Discrimination Claims

Everyone in California is familiar with the concept of harassment or discrimination to varying degrees; some forms are so blatant, that everyone knows harassment or discrimination is occurring. However, there are insidious forms of harassment that most people don’t identify – this form of harassment is known as a “hostile work environment.” Unlike sexual harassment claims, in which a plaintiff … Read More

What is Disability Discrimination?

Disability Discrimination - Los Angeles and Glendale Employment Lawyer

If you’ve been the victim of disability discrimination, you know it’s an awful feeling – but what you may not know is that you could be entitled to financial compensation under federal and state laws. What is Disability Discrimination in the Workplace? Disability discrimination in the workplace occurs when an employer treats a qualified individual with a disability – whether … Read More

California Overtime Laws for Hourly Workers

California Overtime Laws for Hourly Workers in Glendale

In the state of California, employers are required to pay employees overtime – but how much, and when does it kick in over and above regular pay? California Overtime Laws for Hourly Workers The amount of overtime an employer owes an employee depends on the length of an employee’s shift and how many days the employee has worked during the … Read More

Fair Work Breaks for Hourly Factory and Warehouse Workers in California

Fair Work Breaks for Hourly Factory and Warehouse Workers in California

Fair work breaks for factory workers – you’d think that would be a given, right? Unfortunately, it’s not. Many factory workers are exploited and denied fair work breaks, even though the law is very clear. What Are Fair Work Breaks? In California, employers have to provide meal and rest breaks for employees. Here’s the breakdown on rest breaks: One 10-minute … Read More