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Am I Being Sexually Harassed At Work?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

Sexual harassment occurs in places where it is tolerated. An environment where such behaviors are allowed to continue unchecked is ripe for abuse, harassment and discrimination. Oftentimes, the individual who is harassed may not even be certain that he or she is being harassed in the workplace be...

Los Angeles Sexting or Email Sexual Harassment

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

Feeling a deep dread, one takes each step cautiously as if traversing an unknown minefield - such is the anxiety that many employees in Los Angeles experience when they open their work emails. It's like walking through a field, not knowing if the next step will trigger a landmine. For many employ...

California Wage and Hour Laws: A Comprehensive Guide

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

Ever felt like you're running a marathon with no finish line in sight? That's how navigating California Wage and Hour Laws can feel for many. You clock out after a long day, only to wonder if your paycheck will reflect the extra hours worked. Or perhaps, you've been classified as an independent ...

How to File an Unpaid Wages Claim

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 01, 2023 | 0 Comments

Ever felt the sting of a paycheck lighter than it should be? Maybe you've glanced at your bank account, only to feel that pang of injustice. Your heart drops because those hard-earned dollars aren't there. You're not alone in this fight against wage theft - countless others have been right where...

Black Friday Employee Abuse in California

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Sep 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

Even with the increase in online shopping and fewer shoppers relying on mall and brick-and-mortar retail stores for their holiday shopping, Black Friday is a major shopping day for Americans. Retailers still depend on Black Friday sales for nearly a quarter of their annual revenue. Black Friday i...

10 Things Your Boss Cannot Legally Do at Work

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Sep 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Many of us put up with bad behavior and negativity in the workplace. However, there are limits set by the law when it comes to what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in the workplace. It is important to know and understand your rights when it comes to what your boss can or can't legally ...

Hostile Work Environment Average Settlement Amount

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Sep 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

Many of us, unfortunately, experience a toxic environment in our places of work. There are times, however, that your work environment may turn hostile causing you severe mental trauma and emotional distress. Creating a hostile work environment through unlawful actions such as harassment, discrimi...

What Is NOT Considered Workplace Sexual Harassment?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Aug 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

What Is Harassment And What Is Not? 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 necessarily constitute inappropriate behavio...

What Are My Rights As An Employee In California?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Aug 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

Employment law covers a range of rights and responsibilities that make up the relationship between an employer and employee. Employment law applies not only to current employees, but also former workers and individuals who are applying for a job. A number of the legal disputes that involve compan...

California Pay Frequency Requirements

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jul 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

California has some of the strongest protections when it comes to protecting the rights of employees. This includes the right to be paid correctly and on time. California laws are clear when it comes to how and when employees should be paid, what information workers should receive with their payc...

Workplace Investigations Employee Rights in California

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jun 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

Workers in California have rights if they are being investigated in the workplace. Whether you work for a public agency or a private company, or whether or not you are part of a union, your employer must follow company policies and labor laws during the internal investigation process. You have ri...

California Vacation Laws Explained

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jun 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

California law does not require employers to provide vacation time or paid time off. However, many companies do offer vacation time as one of the job perks or benefits. If an employer does offer vacation time, California law requires that the vacation days earned are kept by the employee forever....

California Employee Privacy Rights in the Workplace

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jun 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

All California residents have the right to privacy. The state's Constitution gives workers the right to sue employers of violations of their right to privacy. In order to prove a violation of privacy, the employee must show that the employer violated his or her reasonable expectation of privacy. ...

California PTO Laws

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jun 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

Under California law, employers are not required to provide a set amount of paid time off (PTO) or paid vacation days. But, if a company's policy dictates that the employer provide vacation time, in such cases, you have the right to the amount of vacation time that is stated in the company's poli...

Is Audio Surveillance Legal in California Workplaces?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jun 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Recording audio in California workplaces generally can be done only with consent from both parties. This law applies to routine recordings such as those that might occur during training sessions, and also private conversations between employees and their supervisors or co-workers. Some employers ...

Breach of Employment Contract

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jun 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Most of California's employees are considered "at will" and do not have an employment contract. This means that they can leave their jobs when they desire and their employers can let them go "at will" without stating a reason for the job termination. Employers cannot terminate an "at-will" employ...

Is it Illegal to Not Have a Day Off Work?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

As an employee in California, you may be wondering how many days you can legally work in a row without a break. While federal law does not limit the number of days in a row an employee might work, according to California Labor Code Section 551, all California employees, regardless of the field in...

What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need for Unpaid Wages?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

Employers are required under state and federal laws to pay workers the wages they have rightfully earned. If your employer has not paid you for the work you have done, you may be entitled to receive those unpaid wages as well as interest and penalties. You may also be able to receive compensation...

Sexual And Workplace Harassment Laws In CA

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 18, 2023 | 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 to ...

Federal Antidiscrimination Laws

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Apr 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

Federal antidiscrimination laws are statutes that prohibit discrimination based on protected characteristics such as race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability. These laws apply in a variety of scenarios such as employment, housing, education and pu...

Can My Boss Tell Other Employees About My Suspension?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Apr 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

When an employee is suspended at work, it is typically because of a disciplinary measure taken by an employer that involves temporarily barring an employee from performing his or her job duties. While there may be a number of reasons for a job suspension, it is often due to an investigation into ...

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