California Employment Discrimination 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?
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 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?
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
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 – 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