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
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
When Should You Call a Los Angeles Labor Lawyer?
If you’re like many people, you could benefit from talking to a Los Angeles labor lawyer – but if you’re like most people, you don’t really know when to call, whether your employer has violated your rights, or what would happen if you talked to an attorney. This guide will walk you through when you should call a Los Angeles … Read More
What Are Poor Working Conditions?
If you’re like many Californians, you’ve seen – and maybe even worked in – poor working conditions. Poor working conditions can include things like: Physically dangerous environments that could be improved Inadequate space utilization Bad lighting Non-ergonomic facilities for employees Anything that poses a hazard to employees, customers or visitors But do poor working conditions equal a lawsuit? Here’s what … Read More
California Employee Rights Handbook: The Scoop for Employees
In California, employees have rights – and this is an overview of what you, as a nonexempt employee, are entitled to when you work in this state. Your employee rights include: Freedom from harassment, discrimination and retaliation Fair pay, including commissions and overtime Safe working conditions Rest and meal breaks Paid leave, when appropriate Freedom from wrongful termination California Employee … Read More
How to Identify Unsafe Working Conditions
If you’re subjected to unsafe working conditions, whether you’re in an office, a factory, a restaurant or anywhere else, you have the right to speak up. You also have the right to protect yourself from unsafe work conditions. But you have to be able to identify them first. Continue reading below to find out how to identify unsafe working conditions. … Read More
How to Protect Yourself From Unsafe Working Conditions
Employers are required to provide safe workplaces for employees in every state – there are federal and state laws designed to protect workers. But how can you protect yourself in the workplace, and more importantly, what should you do if you’re exposed to unsafe conditions at work? How to Protect Yourself From Unsafe Working Conditions Before you can protect yourself … Read More
Unsafe Working Conditions: What You Need to Know
If you’re like many people in Glendale, Los Angeles, and the surrounding communities, you’re familiar with unsafe working conditions. In fact, you may have even been subjected to unsafe conditions in your own workplace—but thanks to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (and under the California Occupational Safety and Health Act), your employer is required to minimize risk and provide … Read More