What is the Federal Economic Realities Test?

When a federal court has to determine whether a worker is an employee or a contractor, it uses something called the economic realities test. In many ways, the economic realities test is a lot like the state of California’s manner and means test. What is the Federal Economic Realities Test? The federal economic realities test is a test that determines ... Read More

Who is Subject to California’s Manner and Means Test?

California’s manner and means test is a test that determines whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee – and that’s important, because contractors and employees are entitled to different protections when it comes to pay, benefits, and even discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Only some people are subject to the manner and means test; other workers ... Read More

Fair Wages in California: FAQ

If you’re like most people, you know that your employer has to pay you fair wages for the hours you work – but what are fair wages, and is there a “fair wage act” that governs how much an employer must pay? This guide explains. FAQ on Fair Wages in California The Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, governs how ... Read More

Can Your Employer Require Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination?

If you’re like many people, you’re being bombarded with myths about whether it’s okay for your employer to require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, whether it’s a HIPAA violation, and whether you can be sent home for refusing to wear a mask. This guide explains everything you need to know about employers, proof of COVID-19 vaccinations and more. Can Your ... Read More

Nursing Mothers’ Law: Does Your Employer Have to Let You Pump at Work?

If you’re like many working moms, you know how important pumping breastmilk at work can be. At best, it’s painful – and at worst, it can disrupt your child’s entire eating regimen. But is there a nursing mothers’ law that requires your employer to let you pump at work? Here’s what you need to know. Nursing Mothers’ Law: Does Your ... Read More

Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace

Transgender people face staggering amounts of discrimination in the workplace – but what can you do if it’s happened to you, and do you have any legal recourse? This guide explains transgender discrimination in the workplace and your options if an employer has discriminated against you; you may need to talk to an LGBT rights discrimination lawyer. Transgender Discrimination in ... Read More

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