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Covid-19 Employee Rights

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

  The coronavirus pandemic is shaking the entire nation to the core as no other event has in recent history. Employees are facing significant and frightening challenges including layoffs, reduced hours, furloughs, temporary suspensions, reduced hours (and therefore, reduced pay), and loss of hea...

What is your Retaliation Claim Worth?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 12, 2020 | 6 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...

Examples of Wrongful Termination

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jan 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

  Wrongful termination has occurred when a person has been illegally fired or laid off. California is an at-will state, which means employers can terminate an employee without providing cause or justification. Similarly, an employee may also quit anytime. However, wrongful termination is said to...

How Much Do You Get from a Discrimination Lawsuit?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jan 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

  Discrimination in the workplace is more common that we might think it is. An employment discrimination lawsuit is adjudicated in civil courts. This means that the plaintiff, in such cases, the employee, has the burden of proof. In other words, he or she must show evidence that there was discri...

How to Deal with an Unfair Workplace

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jan 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

  We all expect to be treated fairly and equitably at work. This not only means that we have a basic expectation of being treated with dignity and respect, but we also operate with the belief that all employees will be afforded opportunities for pay raises, promotions and other opportunities bas...

How Much Do You Get From an Employment Lawsuit?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Dec 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

An employment lawsuit in California typically stems from a dispute that arises between an employer and an employee. This could be over harassment or discrimination in the workplace, a dispute over wages, retaliatory action or wrongful termination. The types of monetary damages you receive in an e...

Is Wrongful Termination Difficult to Prove?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Dec 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

  In California, employment is "at will," which means employers can terminate employees without giving cause or justification and employees can quit their jobs without providing cause or justification as well. But there are certain state, federal and local laws that prevent employers from firing...

Using an Employment Attorney

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Dec 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

  If you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, or if you are being harassed, discriminated or face a hostile work environment, you may be overwhelmed thinking about how to fight for your rights and hold your employer or former employer accountable. When you are looking for a Los Angeles...

Family and Medical Leave in California

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Dec 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Life isn't always predictable. Be it the birth of a child or being hampered by an illness or disability, workers in California can feel vulnerable and helpless in such situations especially with questions over finances and continued employment hovering over their heads. There are a number of...

Employee Forum

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Dec 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Whether you work at Kroger, Office Depot, or any other business, having a place where you can share your concerns is vital. Employers often do not want their employees to have full knowledge of their rights because it works to their advantage: no employer wants to be sued for treating their emplo...

Do’s and Don’ts of “On Call” Scheduling

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Nov 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are an employee who is expected to call or text to learn on short notice whether you are needed for work (“On Call” Scheduling), the following information applies to you and your employment rights. What most employees think of as “on call” scheduling is also referred to as “predictive sche...

Wages for Employee Training

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Compensation for Training If you are a California employer that uses interns, or provides training to individuals that could lead to employment, you run the risk of having these individuals qualify as “employees”. And with “employee” status, it may require you to comply with Labor Code require...

Differences between CFRA and FMLA

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) With the employee landscape changing throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. At the time of its passage, among other findings, Congress recognized that: the number of single-parent househ...

When Travel Time Counts as Paid Time

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The principles applied when determining whether or not time spent traveling is considered “hours worked” depend upon the kind of travel involved. Daily Commute. Typical employment requires an employee to commute from home to work, and back home at the end of the workday. The U.S. Department of...

Implied Contracts

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

What you need to know about implied contracts One of the ways to prove wrongful termination is with an implied contract.  When an employer does not abide by the terms of implied or oral contract and terminates an employee without “good cause”, it could be considered wrongful termination and you ...

Overtime and Holiday Pay Under Prevailing Wage Law

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

How is overtime and holiday pay effected by California Prevailing Wage Law? Under California Prevailing Wage Law, minimum wage standards are regulated for all workers performing on construction projects of $1,000 or more funded in whole or part by public funds. Wages are based on trade, craft o...

Protections Against Employment Discrimination

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

Employment discrimination occurs when an employee or job applicant is treated unfavorably because of his or her race, skin color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, or age. It is illegal to discriminate in any facet of employment, so workplace discrim...

The Facts About Race Discrimination in the Workplace

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jul 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Race discrimination occurs when an employer treats an applicant or employee unfairly on the basis of their race or characteristics associated with race such as hairstyle, skin color or facial characteristics. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII and the California Fair Employment and Housing A...

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