Rights of Domestic Violence Victims In the Workplace
Labor Code Section 230.1 Labor Code section 230.1 protects California workers who are victims of domestic violence. This law protects employees by making it illegal for an employer to discriminate or retaliate against, or discharge an employee who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking for taking time off work to seek […]Continue reading
Take Your Medicine California: AB5 is good for you
Dynamex Changes Everything For those who don’t closely follow advances in employment law, a recent California Supreme Court decision, Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles. perhaps surprisingly to some, sided with alleged independent contractors who worked at a courier company called Dynamex. It said, based on a three-part “ABC test”, the workers […]Continue reading
Do You Want Your Day In Court?
Legislators Fight Back on Forced Arbitration On February 28, 2019, U.S. Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced “The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act” (“FAIR Act”). The FAIR Act would prohibit the nearly ubiquitous use of arbitration agreements that seek to force arbitration of as yet unforeseen disputes between business interests […]Continue reading
Sansa Knows What Joffrey’s Done… But Can She Tell?
Ok, so Sansa escaped Joffrey’s tyrannical rule in the end. But if you didn’t escape your Joffrey, read on. *** You’ve been sexually harassed. Your company wants to settle with you. They also want you to keep your mouth shut. Can they do that? Not in California. Not anymore. SB 820 As of January 1, […]Continue reading
Fired? Know Your Rights: Get your employment file on your way out!
Many of our callers reach out to us immediately after having been fired. Traumatized and stressed, they often forget the cardinal rule: Ask for your personnel file on your way out that door. Often these documents will provide the information necessary to get an attorney to want to take on your case. For example, when […]Continue reading
CALIFORNIA LAW UPDATE: SB 1300 No More “One Free Grope”
California’s SB 1300 Makes It Easier to Bring Sex Harassment Claims California is in for some changes when it comes to the laws that surround a woman’s ability to bring sexual harassment claims. SB 1300 will take effect on January 1, 2019, amending the Government Code to lower a plaintiff’s standard of proof in sexual […]Continue reading
A.B.C. – Are YOU an Employee?
Dynamex Decision & California’s Gig Economy Face Off. What, exactly does the recent Dynamex decision by the California Supreme Court say about the current status of evaluating the classification of employees versus independent contractors? California is often at the forefront of legal trends when it comes to evolving and improving employee rights in the workplace. […]Continue reading
My Boss is Harassing Me, Can I Sue?
Many of our callers report being tortured at the hands of a bad boss. They call to ask us if they have a legal right to better treatment, or to get their job back after they have been fired. Often we must deliver bad news. The answer is usually no. In this blog, we will […]Continue reading
Why is Forced Arbitration Such a Big Deal?
No Jury for You Most employees expect their employers to treat them fairly. They work hard; they get great reviews on their performance. Everything is going great. Then something happens. A supervisor begins to discriminate against them. When they experience such discrimination, employees believe they have the right to sue their employer for violating their […]Continue reading