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According To California’s Labor Laws, What Counts As A Rest Period?

In the state of California, employees enjoy considerable employment rights that include wage-and-hour rights, anti-harassment and anti-discrimination rights, sick leave and family leave, and the rest periods and lunch breaks that are essential for keeping workers energized and productive. California law entitles most workers in the state to a ten-minute break every four hours. But […]

California’s Small Businesses And Parental Leave Rights: It’s Complicated

As they seek to recruit talented new employees, scores of big U.S. corporations now offer perks including onsite childcare, long paid leaves for new parents, and other family-friendly benefits. But the big corporations and the attention they get obscure the reality that for many in the United States, benefits as basic as unpaid parental leave […]

How to File A Wage Claim in California

If an employer in the state of California has failed to pay you the minimum wage or the proper overtime wage, has refused to provide rest and/or lunch breaks, or has otherwise violated state or federal wage and hour laws, you can file a wage claim with the state’s Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), […]

INFOGRAPHIC: KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE EEOC’S 2015 PERFORMANCE REPORT

The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency that administers and enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, and/or genetic information. The EEOC also protects against retaliation for reporting, participating in, and/or opposing a discriminatory practice. The EEOC recently released their […]

THE LEGAL RIGHTS OF WORKERS IN CALIFORNIA

No one who works for a living in the United States should have to suffer employment discrimination in the 21st century. In all fifty states, when an employer treats an employee or a job applicant differently because of that person’s race, gender, nationality, age, disability, orientation, religion, or pregnancy, it’s a violation of the law. […]

BANNING THE BOX

Anywhere in the state of California, if you believe that you are a victim of hiring or employment discrimination, consult at once with an experienced Fresno employment attorney. Nationwide, over 100 cities and counties have adopted what is widely known as “Ban the Box” legislation so that employers will consider a job candidate’s qualifications […]

CALIFORNIA EMPLOYEES ARE PROTECTED

If you are employed in the state of California, you already have plenty of responsibilities, but you should still take a few minutes to understand your rights as a legal employee in this state. If you are an employee under California law rather than an independent contractor, you have substantial legal rights. Federal and state […]

FAR TOO MANY WAGE-AND-HOUR VIOLATIONS

An investigation conducted earlier this year by NBC 7 in San Diego suggests that scores of employers in California are not paying their employees legal wages, even when they’re ordered to by judges and state labor officials. Since 2010, more than 280 employers in San Diego alone, for instance, have failed to pay at least […]

EVERYONE DESERVES A BREAK

Employees in California have substantial employment rights, including wage-and-hour rights, anti-harassment and anti-discrimination rights, sick leave, and essential rest and lunch breaks. California labor laws entitle most workers to a 10-minute break every four hours. But if a worker must stay “on-call” for work during a rest break, is it a legal rest break? The […]

IT’S NOT ALWAYS DISCRIMINATION

Most employers know that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created to stop discrimination against people with disabilities and to guarantee equal opportunity in employment and other areas. If you are a disabled job seeker in central California, and if you believe you are a victim of hiring discrimination, or if you have any […]

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