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What to Know About California’s Fair Pay Act?

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

In 2016, California put into effect the Fair Pay Act. The Act was intended to give employees an easier path for claiming unlawful pay discrimination, including by expanding the understanding of when two employees should be considered equal, and by protecting employees who want to talk about their wages with co-workers in order to… Read More »

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Salesperson Overtime Exemption and California Law

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

California law guarantees certain protections for employees across the state, including things like minimum wage, workers’ compensation, and additional pay for working overtime. There are, however, exceptions to the general protections afforded to employees. Some protections do not apply to certain types of employees or that apply differently. Continue reading to learn about the… Read More »

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What Are Illegal Firing Practices in California?

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

California law provides strong protections for employees against wrongful termination and other discriminatory conduct. Employers who terminate workers for unlawful reasons face the prospect of owing back wages, benefits, and significant additional damages to aggrieved former employees. Continue reading for a discussion of illegal firing practices in California, and speak with an experienced California… Read More »

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What Are the Whistleblower Laws in California?

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

Whistleblower laws are meant to protect employers who report suspected unlawful conduct from being punished by their employers. California is a particularly worker-friendly state with very strong whistleblower protections. Read on to learn about California’s whistleblower laws and call a knowledgeable California wrongful termination and retaliation lawyer with any questions or for help with… Read More »

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How Will the Supreme Court’s Decision in Bostock Affect Employees in California?

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

The Supreme Court recently issued a landmark decision extending Title VII antidiscrimination protections to claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Court ruled that terminating employers because they are gay, lesbian, or transgender is a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. California law, however, already includes protections against discrimination based… Read More »

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What to Do if My Coworker is Sexually Harassing Me

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

California law protects employees against all forms of discrimination in the workplace, including sexual harassment. While the country has been making strides towards shedding light on and eliminating sexual harassment in many industries, the problem is still, unfortunately, widespread. If your coworker or manager is sexually harassing you, there are steps you can take… Read More »

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Benefits Available to Workers and Small Businesses Hurt Financially by the Coronavirus

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, causing economic turmoil around the country. Many businesses under forced closure are experiencing significant hardship, leading to employees being furloughed or terminated. The federal and state governments have been passing various forms of economic relief for workers and small businesses harmed by the pandemic. Continue reading… Read More »

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Coronavirus Paid Leave Requirements in California

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

As many businesses face significant losses and the economy struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic, many individual employees find themselves unable to go to work either due to active sickness or out of caution to avoid exposure and viral spread. The federal government has been moving slowly but surely towards protecting workers and businesses… Read More »

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What Are My Rights as a Disabled Person in California?

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

California state and federal laws grant protections for disabled workers. Disabled workers have the right to be free from discrimination, unequal treatment, or improper termination. Read on for an explanation of your rights as a disabled worker in California, and call a knowledgeable California disability discrimination lawyer with any questions or for help with… Read More »

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Working While Pregnant in California – What Are My Rights?

By Bay Area Employment Lawyers |

As a woman working at a company in California today, you have the right to be free from discrimination based on your gender, sex, or sexual orientation. Unlike years past, pregnancy no longer means the end of your job or your career. California law protects you from unequal treatment based on your pregnancy status… Read More »

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