Can You Be Fired for Being Pregnant?

If you’re like many expectant mothers, you’re wondering whether you can be fired for being pregnant – and the answer is no. Under most circumstances, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibit employers from firing you because you’re pregnant or firing you for pregnancy-related conditions. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be fired during pregnancy. … Read More

Mandatory Meetings Outside Normal Work Hours: How Much Does Your Employer Owe You?

Mandatory Meetings Outside Normal Work Hours - How Much Does Your Employer Owe You

Mandatory Zoom meetings, phone calls and texts outside work hours? If that’s what your pandemic-era work schedule looks like, your employer may owe you money. Here’s what you need to know about mandatory meetings after work hours, constant emails and texts, and phone calls as they related to your pay. Mandatory Meetings Outside Normal Work Hours Under the Fair Labor … Read More

Age Discrimination in California Workplaces

Age Discrimination in California - Glendale and LA Workplace Discrimination Lawyer

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or ADEA – but what does it mean to you? What is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act? The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 is designed to protect applicants and employees aged 40 and over from discrimination on the basis of age when it … Read More

Is Working Off the Clock Illegal in California?

Is Working Off the Clock Illegal in California - Yeremian Law, Employment Lawyers in Glendale

Is working off the clock illegal in California? How many hours can you work a day, and can your employer pay you in cash to keep you from racking up overtime hours? Here’s what you need to know. What is Working Off the Clock? Working off the clock is the phrase people use when they’re at work, performing the duties … Read More

FEHA FAQ: Unpacking the Fair Employment and Housing Act

FEHA FAQ - Questions About the Fair Employment and Housing Act

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard of the Fair Employment and Housing Act, or FEHA – but do you know what it covers, which people it protects or much else about it? This guide to frequently asked questions about FEHA covers those things and more. If you have additional questions, or if you believe your rights under FEHA have … Read More

5 Signs of Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

5 Signs of Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

If you’re like many people, you’re well aware that discrimination exists in the workplace – including discrimination related to sexual orientation and gender expression. The Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits this type of discrimination (along with several other types), but it still happens. So what are some signs that there’s sexual orientation discrimination happening in your workplace – or … Read More

California’s Minimum Wage for 2021

California’s Minimum Wage for 2021

Every year, California’s minimum wage increases – we’re on our way to $15 per hour for all employees across the state by 2023. That means on January 1, 2021, California’s minimum wage is increasing. Here’s what you need to know. California’s Minimum Wage for 2021 The state of California is raising its minimum wage on January 1, 2021. The increase … Read More

1099 vs. W-2 Employees: The Big Differences Between the Two

1099 vs W-2 Employees - Los Angeles Employment Lawyer

Are you a 1099 worker or W-2 employee – and does it matter? From an employer’s standpoint, it certainly makes a big difference… but you may be surprised to learn that many employers misclassify employees. Sometimes employers make genuine mistakes, but in other cases, employers willfully misclassify employees in order to save money. Here’s what you need to know. 1099 … Read More

What is the Administrative Exemption to California’s Labor Laws?

What is the administrative exemption to California’s labor laws? This guide explains the rule that applies to administrative employees regarding overtime, as well as meal and rest breaks. What is the Administrative Exemption to California’s Labor Laws? Administrative employees are exempt from California’s overtime laws, and they’re not entitled to meal and rest breaks – but how do you know … Read More

Laid Off vs. Fired: What Are the Differences?

Laid Off vs. Fired and Wrongful Termination

If you’re like many people, you know that wrongful termination is too common in California – and you may also know that it’s possible to be wrongfully terminated whether you’re fired or laid off. But what are the differences between being fired and laid off, and how can your situation affect a wrongful termination claim? Here’s what you need to … Read More