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

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

Medical Marijuana Retailers and Class Action Lawsuits

Medical Marijuana Retailers and California Employment Laws - Class Action Lawsuits

Medical marijuana companies – dispensaries, growers and large-scale operations that coordinate the entire supply chain – have recently started getting a lot of attention for failing to stick to California’s wage and hour laws. In fact, they’ve been the subject of a number of class action lawsuits recently. Here’s what you need to know. Related: What is a class action … Read More

What is a Class Action Lawsuit?

What is a Class Action Lawsuit - Los Angeles and Glendale Employment Class Action

If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of class action lawsuits – maybe you’ve even seen television commercials and ads on your Facebook news feed about signing up to participate in one. But what is this type of lawsuit, and how does it work? How many people have to participate in one, and what happens when you win? This guide … Read More

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