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Legal Rights Of Farmworkers in California

California is one of the largest and most productive farming regions in the world. The state is the leading producer of agricultural goods in the United States; roughly 1/3 of the nation’s vegetables and 1/2 of the nation’s fruits and nuts are grown in California. We owe much of the nutritious food we eat to…

Speak Out Act

Speak Out Act

Over half a decade ago, the anti-sexual assault and women’s empowerment movements #MeToo and Time’s Up raised global awareness of widespread harassment and assault. Since then, federal and state legislatures have enacted new laws intended to protect women who speak up about experiences of sexual harassment assault at work. California has made significant strides, having…

Legal Protections for Pregnant Workers

Legal Protections for Pregnant Workers

Pregnancy is a life changing event. During pregnancy, mothers may experience significant change in many aspects of daily life, including life at work. While some pregnant women are able to navigate their jobs with minimal interference, others may face challenges in fulfilling their work duties. This can be especially true for women in physically demanding…

Filing An Equal Pay Act Claim

Filing An Equal Pay Act Claim

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is a federal law that requires that men and women receive equal pay for equal work. Since the Equal Pay Act passed into law, the pay gap between men and women has decreased, but still it remains. In 2023, women make approximately 82 cents for every dollar earned by…

Summer Safety Job

Summer Job Safety

When high school lets out for summer, teens everywhere are earning money, and experience, at summer jobs. According to the Pew Research Center, over 6 million American teens were employed in paid jobs during the summer of 2023. A teen’s summer job, which is typically their first experience in the workforce, represents an important personal…

Employment lawyer

When Should I Hire an Employment Lawyer?

Workplaces a full of complex relationships, dynamics, and rules. They are also governed by a complex and ever-changing patchwork of federal laws and state laws. Employment attorneys are experts in employment law; they help employers run their businesses, help employees understand their rights, and assist both parties to navigate and through these complicated work environment…

Social media privacy at work

Social Media Privacy In The Workplace

Social Media Privacy in The Workplace Today, almost everyone uses social media sites in one form or another. Many of us share personal information, photos, and thoughts online with our virtual social networks. Social media can be a powerful tool for personal expression, networking, community, and an important platform to share information. However, the ubiquity…

impacts of sexual harassment

The Impacts of Sexual Harassment in The Workplace

Despite the increased global consciousness spurred on by the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment and assault remain serious issues in the workplace. Countless employees of all gender and sexual identities face unlawful harassment on a daily basis. Sexual harassment at work is detrimental to everyone involved, including the targets of the harassment, the witnesses or coworkers…

Wage theft types

What Are The Most Common Forms Of Wage Theft?

We all work hard to earn a living, and we have the right to be fairly and fully compensated for any work we perform. Federal and California state wage and hour law protects employees from employer wage theft. Unfortunately however, wage theft still occurs.  Generally, wage theft occurs when employers do not pay their employees…

Independent contractors

Independent Contractors

The classification of workers holds significant implications for employers and employees alike. The distinction between an independent contractor (or “gig” worker) and an employee impacts important issues including legal protections, compensation, benefits, and taxation. In order to understand your rights in the workplace and ensure that you are not being misclassified, it is important to…

wrongful termination

What Is Considered Wrongful Termination?

There are many reasons that a termination may be unfair or unjust; a termination may also be illegal and considered to be “wrongful termination.” In California, employment is considered to be ‘at-will,’ meaning that your employer may fire you at any time without cause. Despite the state’s at-will employment policy, there are numerous ways that…

sexual harassment at work

What Sexual Harassment At Work Looks Like

Sexual harassment should never happen at all, but unfortunately, it does. No one should have to go to work and fear that they will become the victim of workplace harassment. There are various ways that sexual harassment is inflicted on someone else, and in every instance it should be brought to light so that the…

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