Language Discrimination in the Workplace: Examples and Explanation

Language discrimination in the workplace (examples below) is a form of national origin discrimination, and in many cases, it’s illegal. Here’s what you need to know. What is Language Discrimination in the Workplace? Language discrimination can occur during the hiring process or when someone is already working for a company. In a nutshell, language discrimination is treating someone unfairly because ... Read More

Workers' Rights in California: What Employees Need to Know

Workers’ rights in California are typically more protective than federal workers’ rights are – and in many cases, they’re more protective than other states, as well. But what rights do employees have in California, and how do they apply to you? Workers’ Rights in California Under federal and state laws, California employees have several rights. Here’s a quick breakdown of ... Read More

Tip Laws in California: What You Need to Know

Many employees receive tips as part of their jobs – and you might be surprised to learn that there are tip laws in California. Occupations in the service industry, such as restaurant servers, housekeepers and drivers earn regular hourly pay from their employers, and customers have the option to give them extra money as a tip or gratuity for service. ... Read More

What is Assembly Bill 5, and How Does it Affect Independent Contractors?

The California Assembly’s most recent foray into gig work legislation – an attempt to help workers get the employee status they deserve, rather than allowing companies to consider them independent contractors just to save a few bucks – is based on a California Supreme Court decision on employee misclassification. What is Assembly Bill 5, and How Does it Affect Independent ... Read More

Types of Discrimination in the Workplace

There are several types of discrimination in the workplace – there shouldn’t be, but there are. When workplace discrimination occurs, it can be blatantly obvious or it can be more subtle… but in either case, it’s important that you know the law is on your side. The most common types of discrimination in the workplace include those related to: Age ... Read More

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, designed to protect workers who are age 40 or older, is a federal law that employers are required to stick to – but what is ADEA, and how does it apply to you if you’re 40 or older in the workforce? Here’s what you need to know. What is the Age Discrimination ... Read More

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