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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...

Pregnancy Discrimination Act Q & A

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

Answers to the most common questions about The Pregnancy Discrimination Act On October 31, 1978, The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was approved as an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964. This amendment outlines that discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth and related m...

The Family and Medical Leave Act – Q & A

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jul 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Answers to the most common questions about The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA stipulates that covered employers must allow an eligible employee to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job protected leave for specific family or medical reasons. Here are several questions and answers that will...

Current Sexual and Workplace Harassment Laws in CA: 2019

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jul 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The #MeToo movement and numerous high profile workplace-relations lawsuits prompted new California employment laws that took 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...

New Laws for California Job Applications

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jun 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

California's 2017-2018 legislative session ended 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...

What is Religious Discrimination?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jun 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Religious discrimination occurs when an employer treats an applicant or employee unfairly on the basis of their religious beliefs or practices. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibit religious discrimination in the workplace.  Th...

Sexual Discrimination During the Interview Process

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

Interview Questions that are Illegal The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibit employers from asking certain questions while vetting job applicants. These laws are in place, in part, to protect you against sexual discrimination dur...

Pregnancy Discrimination Law Facts

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

Pregnancy discrimination occurs when an employee or female applicant is treated unfairly due to pregnancy, giving birth, or a medical condition due to pregnancy or childbirth.  Every year, thousands of women file pregnancy discrimination charges.  To help you, we will provide the basic facts that...

Gender Discrimination Violations

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

Sexual discrimination occurs when an employer shows bias or distinction towards an applicant or employee on the basis of their gender.  Although the majority of sexual discrimination cases are directed towards women, both men and women are protected under The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII a...

Same-Sex Harassment Protections In The Workplace

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

Does Gender Matter? The answer is no. Sexual Harassment is not confined to male-female interaction.  It can also occur between members of the same sex, even when the perpetrator and the victim are not homosexual.  In recent years, a sharp increase in same-sex harassment complaints has caused soc...

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

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...

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