Employers in California are required to make reasonable accommodations for workers – but what are they, and what are the most common? This guide explains. What Are Reasonable Accommodations? Under California law, employers that have five or more employees are required to make reasonable accommodations for job applicants and workers who need them due to disability. That means employers must … Read More
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
Mandatory COVID-19 Policies in the Workforce: DFEH Issues New Guidelines
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, or DFEH, issued new COVID-19 guidance to employers this month – and you need to know about them so you stay on top of what’s happening in your own workplace. Here’s the latest information from DFEH. New DFEH Guidelines on COVID-19 Policies in California Workplaces On March 4, 2021, DFEH updated its … Read More
Do You Need a Los Angeles Employment Law Attorney?
If you’re like many people in LA, Glendale and the surrounding communities, you could benefit from talking to a Los Angeles employment law attorney. But if you’re like many people, you don’t know exactly what a labor and employment attorney does – or when you should consult one. Here’s what you need to know. What is a Labor and Employment … Read More
If you’re an hourly worker in California, you need to know about overtime laws – what they are, which workers they protect, and who’s exempt from overtime law protections. This guide walks you through federal overtime laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, and California’s state laws. What Are Overtime Laws in the U.S.? Is overtime required by law? … Read More
California Vacation Pay Laws: What You Need to Know
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
What is Verbal Harassment at Work?
The U.S. Department of Labor considers verbal attacks to be “workplace violence,” and in some circumstances, it’s illegal—but what is verbal harassment at work, and has it happened to you? If it has, you may want to talk to a verbal harassment attorney serving Glendale, Los Angeles and the surrounding communities. You could be entitled to financial compensation. What is … Read More
What is Wrongful Dismissal?
California employment law is very clear: Wrongful dismissal is illegal. But what is wrongful dismissal, and what can you do if your employer illegally fires you? What is Wrongful Dismissal? Wrongful dismissal, typically called wrongful termination, is what occurs when an employer fires or terminates an employee for reasons involving discrimination, whistleblowing, or making complaints about discrimination. It can also … Read More
What is FMLA, and How Does it Apply to You?
If you’re like most people in Glendale, Los Angeles, or elsewhere in California, you’ve heard of the Family and Medical Leave Act (commonly called FMLA). But what is it, and how does it apply to every worker in the U.S.—including you? What is the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA? The Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, is … Read More
Pregnancy Discrimination Laws in California
Pregnancy discrimination laws are in place to protect women from negative consequences in the workplace. It’s also illegal. Pregnancy discrimination is a type of workplace discrimination that occurs when an expectant woman is fired, not hired, or otherwise discriminated against. It can even happen when a woman only intends to become pregnant. If it’s happened to you, you may want … Read More
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