How Obstacle Races Exploit Volunteers

Obstacle Races Tough Mudder and Spartan Race Taking Advantage of Workers

Nobody wants big corporations to take advantage of “the little guy.” If a company moved into Los Angeles and paid workers pennies for hours of manual labor, people would be incredibly angry – but something similar is happening. And instead of pennies, it’s discount coupons, T-shirts and free parking. But obstacle races like Tough Mudder and Spartan Races are taking … Read More

Workplace Harassment in California

Workplace Harassment in California

Workplace harassment in California – and in every other state – is against the law. In California, workers are protected by the Fair Employment and Housing Act and GC 12940, which both make it possible for employees who experience harassment to sue their employers. Harassment can be sexual or non-sexual in nature. Either way, it’s against the law. Here’s what … Read More

Language Discrimination in the Workplace: Examples and Explanation

Language Discrimination in the Workplace Examples

Language discrimination in the workplace (examples below) is a form of national origin discrimination, and in many cases, it’s illegal. Here’s what you need to know. What is Language Discrimination in the Workplace? Language discrimination can occur during the hiring process or when someone is already working for a company. In a nutshell, language discrimination is treating someone unfairly because … Read More

Workers' Rights in California: What Employees Need to Know

Workers' Rights in California

Workers’ rights in California are typically more protective than federal workers’ rights are – and in many cases, they’re more protective than other states, as well. But what rights do employees have in California, and how do they apply to you? Workers’ Rights in California Under federal and state laws, California employees have several rights. Here’s a quick breakdown of … Read More

Tip Laws in California: What You Need to Know

Tip Laws in California - What You Need to Know - Los Angeles Labor and Employment Lawyer

Many employees receive tips as part of their jobs – and you might be surprised to learn that there are tip laws in California. Occupations in the service industry, such as restaurant servers, housekeepers and drivers earn regular hourly pay from their employers, and customers have the option to give them extra money as a tip or gratuity for service. … Read More

What is Assembly Bill 5, and How Does it Affect Independent Contractors?

Small Business and AB-5 in California - Independent Contractors

The California Assembly’s most recent foray into gig work legislation – an attempt to help workers get the employee status they deserve, rather than allowing companies to consider them independent contractors just to save a few bucks – is based on a California Supreme Court decision on employee misclassification. What is Assembly Bill 5, and How Does it Affect Independent … Read More

Types of Discrimination in the Workplace

Types of Discrimination in the Workplace

There are several types of discrimination in the workplace – there shouldn’t be, but there are. When workplace discrimination occurs, it can be blatantly obvious or it can be more subtle… but in either case, it’s important that you know the law is on your side. Types of Discrimination in the Workplace The major types of discrimination in the workplace … Read More

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 - Glendale Age Discrimination Lawyer

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, designed to protect workers who are age 40 or older, is a federal law that employers are required to stick to – but what is ADEA, and how does it apply to you if you’re 40 or older in the workforce? Here’s what you need to know. What is the Age Discrimination … Read More

Age Discrimination: What Every Worker Over 40 Needs to Know

Age Discrimination in the Workplace

People are working longer than ever – and cases of age discrimination in the workplace are on the rise. But what is age discrimination in the workplace, and how can you tell if it’s happening to you? Here’s what you need to know. What is Age Discrimination in the Workplace? Age discrimination is an illegal practice. It involves discriminating against … Read More

Racial Discrimination at Work: What You Need to Know

What is Racial Discrimination at Work

Racial discrimination at work is illegal – but what does it look like, and what can you do if you’re the victim? Here’s what you need to know. What is Racial Discrimination at Work? Racial discrimination at work happens when an employer refuses to hire you because of your race or ethnicity, passes you over for a promotion, or fires … Read More