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Is Workplace Retaliation Illegal in California?

Is Workplace Retaliation Illegal in California? California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits employers from retaliating against someone for opposing practices that the FEHA has deemed unlawful. These acts include harassment and discrimination as well as retaliation for testifying on behalf of another’s rights under FEHA. FEHA’s protections cover

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Are Unpaid Internships Illegal in California?

Are Unpaid Internships Illegal in California? It’s uncommon to find an industry that does not utilize unpaid interns. From marketing to medical, financial to legal, getting exposure into the day to day world of a student’s career can seem like a promising way to gain valuable experience; however, this is

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Am I Eligible for Paid Family Leave in California?

Am I Eligible for Paid Family Leave in California?

Am I Eligible for Paid Family Leave in California? The biggest changes in life require our deepest focus and attention in order to nurture ourselves and our loved ones through to the next chapter. While some businesses will explicitly provide these protections within their benefits packages, it can sometimes be

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Q + A with Kyle Todd, P.C.: California Employment Rights 101

Q + A with Kyle Todd, P.C.: California Employment Rights 101 While knowing your civil rights in regard to workers protection in California is important, the topic can be extremely cumbersome for most. Employment law covers a wide range of rights and responsibilities between both parties: the employer and the

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Disability

Were You Fired for a Disability? Here’s What to Do

Being terminated from a job for a disability is not only illegal in the state of California, but it can be a life-altering experience without taking legal action. According to the ACLU, an average of 150,000 people are wrongfully terminated each year. Because almost all employees in the US are

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Know Your Rights: Should I Sue for Sexual Harassment?

If you’ve experienced any harassment or mistreatment due to your sex, perceived sex, or sexual orientation, you’ve likely been a victim of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a serious issue. It causes more damage than simply discomfort in the moment it’s happening. Victims of sexual harassment are at risk of

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3 Common Signs You Need An Employment Lawyer

If talking to your supervisor doesn’t work and you can’t afford to risk losing your job, where do you turn? Many types of workplace mistreatments violate the law. If they do, you deserve a good employment lawyer to advocate for you. Read on for more about your rights, and a few common signs you might need an employment lawyer.

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Know Your Rights: Wrongful Termination Laws in California

I’m going to talk about the “background law,” which is at-will employment in California, as it is in almost every state, and some exceptions to that law including wrongful termination. And then I’m going to go over what you can do if you think you have a case, or if you want to remedy the fact that you might not have a case.

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Pay for Civic Duties in California

California law requires employers to pay employees for taking time off work to perform civic duties such as voting in a statewide election, serving on a jury, and appearing in court to comply with a subpoena or court order.

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