Labor Laws in California: Frequently Asked Questions

Labor Laws in California

Labor laws in California are generally more protective of workers than federal laws are – but what are your rights as an employee in California? How many days can you work in a row without a day off? Can you be fired without reason? This guide explains labor laws in California designed to protect workers and ensure that the state’s … Read More

Employment Lawyers for Employees: What You Need to Know

Employment Lawyers for Employees

Not all employers take care of their workers – and if you’re like most people, you already know there are bad apples out there. But even worse, some employers actively work to take advantage of their employees or ignore problems that cause serious harm to workers… and that’s where employment lawyers for employees (as opposed to attorneys who work for … Read More

Do You Need a Los Angeles Employment Law Attorney?

Los Angeles Employment Law Attorney - Glendale and LA Employment Lawyers

If you’re like many people in LA, Glendale and the surrounding communities, you could benefit from talking to a Los Angeles employment law attorney. But if you’re like many people, you don’t know exactly what a labor and employment attorney does – or when you should consult one. Here’s what you need to know. What is a Labor and Employment … Read More

California Vacation Pay Laws: What You Need to Know

California Vacation Pay Laws

California vacation pay laws don’t require employers to provide employees with paid vacations – but if you do work for an employer that does offer paid vacations, there are rules in place to help protect your benefits.  These employers must follow certain guidelines because vacation time is considered a form of wages that an employee earns. What Are the California … Read More

7 Religious Discrimination Facts Most People Don’t Know

7 Religious Discrimination Facts Most People Don’t Know

Religious discrimination still exists in California – and unfortunately, it’s far more common than most people know. Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against people because of religion (or a lack of religious belief) when it comes to hiring, firing and other terms and conditions of employment, it still happens. Here are … Read More

Gig Economy Workers and California Labor Laws

Gig Economy Workers

Gig economy workers – people whose income consists of income-earning activities that exist outside an employer-employee relationship – aren’t entitled to the same California labor law protections as many employees are. So what protections do gig economy workers have in California? Here’s what you need to know. Gig Economy Workers and California Labor Laws California labor laws are designed to … Read More

California Minimum Wage in 2020

California Minimum Wage 2020

California minimum wage, in 2020, is going up for most people – and there’s a good chance you’re one of them. Here’s what you need to know. California Minimum Wage in 2020 The new minimum wage – $13 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $12 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees – takes … Read More

How Many Hours Can an Employee Work Without a Break in California?

How Many Hours Can an Employee Work Without a Break - California Labor Law

How many hours can an employee work without a break in California? Five. California law requires nonexempt employees to get a 30-minute meal break after working five hours in one day. Employees who work more than ten hours in a day are entitled to take another 30-minute meal break. But while five hours is the longest stretch of time a … Read More

California Employment Discrimination Law and Its Enforcement

California Discrimination and Employment Law and Its Enforcement

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing, or DFEH, handles California employment discrimination law and its enforcement. Discrimination occurs when someone receives less favorable treatment because they have a specific characteristic – one that’s protected by law – and if it’s happened to you, you could have legal recourse. California Employment Discrimination Law and Its Enforcement California’s Fair Employment and … Read More

What is Discrimination?

What is Discrimination - Los Angeles and Glendale Employment Lawyer

Discrimination is a huge problem in American workplaces, and there’s a good chance that you’ve seen it or experienced it yourself. However, some people aren’t totally clear on the definition of discrimination – or when it’s illegal. So what is discrimination, when is it against the law, and what can you do about it? Here’s what you need to know. … Read More