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Wrongful Termination & Implied Contracts in CA

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

Employers in California generally have the right to keep employees or let them go as they see fit. If an employee is protected by an employment agreement, then the employer must adhere to the terms of the agreement. But what happens if you’ve been with a company for ten years, with nothing but high… Read More »

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Video Surveillance in the Workplace: When Is It Illegal to Film/Monitor Employees in CA?

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

Many employers choose to install video cameras in the workplace. Video surveillance protects the company in the event something goes wrong, such as if there’s a break-in or if someone steals company property, for example. Surveillance also protects employees against criminal acts. But when does surveillance in the workplace go too far? Can employers… Read More »

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Filing a Wage Fraud Claim in CA: Best Option to Recover Money?

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

California and federal law require your employer to pay you fairly. Labor laws set a minimum wage, overtime requirements, meal and rest breaks, and other rules your employer must follow. If your employer has been violating the labor law or otherwise failing to pay you what you are owed, you could have a wage… Read More »

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Can Being Rude to Your Employer Ruin a Wrongful Termination Case?

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

California law protects you against wrongful termination. Termination is unlawful when an employee is fired in retaliation for exercising certain legal rights, or when an employee is terminated for a discriminatory purpose. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, it’s important to talk to a knowledgeable California wrongful termination and retaliation lawyer as… Read More »

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Paternity Leave in CA

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

Historically, parental leave laws skewed heavily toward providing leave for mothers but very little for fathers. Mothers certainly need the time off; pregnancy and birth are extremely taxing, and those early months with new infants are crucial. Fathers, however, provide an important role as well. Many fathers also wish to spend those early months… Read More »

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Employee Pay Deductions: Is It Illegal for an Employer to Deduct Employee Wages?

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

Under California law, employers are allowed to legally deduct from an employee’s wages or salary under certain conditions. California’s Labor Code outlines detailed guidelines regarding when an employer would legally be allowed to deduct payment from an employee. Understanding these guidelines is important to ensure you have received the compensation you deserve. If you… Read More »

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Defamation in the Workplace: Signs It Is Happening to You

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

Defamation can seriously damage your professional and personal reputation. If your current or former employer says derogatory things about you, impugning your moral character or professional integrity, you can find yourself unable to get a job or without any clients willing to work with you. You might even find your personal life impacted, depending… Read More »

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How to Prove Wage Fraud and Violations in CA

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

California employers are required by law to pay employees fairly. Employers have many obligations, including paying employees a minimum wage, paying extra for overtime work, giving employees meal and rest breaks (or paying the relevant penalty), and paying employees for the hours of work performed. If an employer tries to skirt their responsibilities and… Read More »

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Can an Employer Deny Severance?

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

Ideally, when you leave a job, you are doing so on your terms. You have a plan to move on to another job, higher education, another career, or pursue some other objective. Unfortunately, things are often less than ideal. You might lose your job because of layoffs, downsizing, “redundancies,” or termination for alleged cause…. Read More »

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Can You Refuse to Work in a Dangerous/Unsafe Environment?

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

In California, workers are protected by workplace safety regulations and laws authorized by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and the California Occupational Safety and Health Act (commonly known as Cal/OSHA). What happens when an employee identifies a hazard in the workplace, but their employer ignores their concerns? Is the employee stuck… Read More »

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