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Reasons for Which Employers Cannot Fire Their Employees

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Nov 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

  California is an at-will employment state, which means that generally speaking, an employer can fire an employee for any reason and not have to offer justifications for that decision. That said an employer is prohibited from terminating employees for reasons that would be in violation or feder...

Attorney Alleges IMAX Fired Her Due to Her Race and Age

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

  A 57-year-old former company lawyer is suing IMAX Corp. alleging that she was fired back in January because she is Latina and the company wanted younger employees whom they could pay less. According to an NBC news report, Margarita Hernandez's discrimination lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Su...

Wells Fargo Discrimination Settlement

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Sep 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

  Wells Fargo has agreed to make job offers to 580 applicants and pay $7.8 million in back wages and interest to settle allegations of hiring discrimination by the U.S. Department of Labor. According to a report on, the allegation stated that the company violated federal law by discri...

Is Wrongful Termination Difficult to Prove?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Sep 01, 2020 | 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...

Unreimbursed Employee Expenses: How to Collect

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

  In 2018, the deduction for unreimbursed employee expenses was eliminated by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed by Congress. Before this law was passed, employees who incurred job-related expenses such as travel expenses were able to list them as itemized deductions on their federal ...

What Are an Employee's Rights After Job Termination?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

  When an employee is terminated from his or her job in Los Angeles, he or she does have certain rights. For example, an employee who has just been fired or laid off has the right to receive a final paycheck and has the option of continuing health insurance coverage in addition to being eligible...

Who Can Collect Unemployment in California?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Apr 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

  If you are a California worker who has been laid off because of the coronavirus pandemic or any other reason, you may be eligible to collect unemployment benefits. In California, employees who are temporarily out of work may qualify for unemployment. Right now, millions are out of a job in t...

Coronavirus Layoffs: What Do Workers Do Now?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Apr 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

  The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been devastating not just for California or the United States, but also at a global level. In the United States, more than 16 million people have filed for unemployment in the last three weeks. Economists are predicting that at least 20 mil...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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