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Sexual Emails & Workplace Harassment

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Digital harassment is becoming increasingly prevalent and can range from a short, one line text message to sexually explicit videos or photographs. Today's technology allows for fast and easy delivery of these messages.  A sexual harasser can easily use a cell phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop co...

Time Restraints On Sexual Harassment Reporting

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

When you are a victim of sexual harassment you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do.  It is wise to consult an attorney immediately for advice and guidance. California and Federal law protects you; however you must file a complaint within one year of the harassing behavior. Under Califo...

Employer Responsibility in Sexual Harassment Prevention

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is your employer's responsibility to take practical steps to prevent sexual harassment.  When harassment does occur, the company is required to take immediate action to stop it. Upon receiving a complaint, your supervisor should conduct a thorough investigation and take appropriate action to c...

California Sexual Harassment Laws

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sexual Harassment is Against the Law Certain behaviors, such as conditioning promotions, awards, training or other job benefits upon acceptance of unwelcome actions of a sexual nature, are always wrong. That's sexual harassment and it is against the law. If you think you may be a victim of sexua...

How The Equal Pay Act Protects You

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Equal Pay Act: Equal Pay for Equal Work, Regardless of Gender Salary inequality accounts for a large amount of sexual discrimination complaints.  Employee's rights are protected against sexual discrimination in compensation under two laws: the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil...

Workplace Sexual Orientation Discrimination Facts

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Apr 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is Sexual Orientation Discrimination? Sexual orientation discrimination occurs when an employer discriminates against an individual because they are perceived or actually gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and/or transgender.   Heterosexuals can also experience sexual orientation discrimination. D...

“On-Call” and “Stand By” Time Laws

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

California employers are obligated to pay the wages of an hourly employee for all time that the employee is under the control of the employer, and includes all the time the employee is suffered or permitted to work, whether or not required to do so. In Industrial Welfare Commission Orders 4 a...

When to Contact a Wrongful Termination Lawyer

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you can successfully prove that your employer wrongfully terminated you, you may be able to recover damages for your financial loss, future financial losses, punitive damages, and suffering. There are several key questions that must be answered to determine if you have a legitimate claim a...

California Wage and Hour Laws

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

California employers face an ongoing challenge in keeping up with federal and California wage and hour laws that regularly change. Large employers may face stiff penalties for seemingly small violations or claims for unpaid wages increasing exponentially since wage and hour claims often accru...

What is NOT considered workplace sexual harassment?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Where does the law draw the line concerning workplace sexual harassment? All types of sexual relationships and behavior in the workplace are not legally prohibited.  And since we discuss what does constitute workplace sexual harassment, we also are providing you with situations that do not ...

What is your Retaliation Claim Worth?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Verdicts from various California Courts, and settlements between the employee and employer, illustrate the risk of retaliation liability and retaliation claims that arises in the wake of employee complaints about mistreatment. Even in cases where employers prove that a discrimination, harassm...

California Meal and Rest Break Laws – Class Action

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Feb 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc Reaches Agreement to Settle California Employee Meal and Rest Break Class Action  After an extremely long-running class action, G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc, (previously The Wackenhut Corporation), reached agreement for full and final settlement of a class acti...

Google Abolishes Forced Arbitration for Employees

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Feb 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Google Ends Forced Arbitration Key Takeaway Google, LLC announced last week that it will end forced arbitration and class action waivers for its employees. The announcement follows the company's announcement in November that it would no longer require workers to arbitrate sexual harassment and ...

Sexual and Workplace Harassment Laws Effective in 2019

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Dec 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The #MeToo movement and numerous high profile workplace-relations lawsuits prompted new California employment laws that take effect on January 1, 2019. California employers and employees alike should take note of four notable sexual and workplace harassment laws detailed below. Don't hesitate...

SCOTUS Rules that ADEA Applies to Small State Offices

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Nov 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On November 6, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) extends to small state and local government employers, rejecting an Arizona fire district's contention that the statute should apply only to public entities with at least 20 employees. In a u...

Family Leave California Family Rights Act – CFRA

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Unpaid Job Protection Rights | Family Leave The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) provides job protection benefits for qualified employees during many family leave situations. Covered employers must provide notice to employees of their rights under the California Family Rights Act; look fo...

New Laws for California Job Applications

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

California's 2017-2018 legislative session ended last month with a significant number of new labor and employment laws enacted by both the legislature and Governor Brown. Two such laws effect employers and the processes and forms used to recruit new employees.  Below is a summary of two new l...

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