Can Employers Run Background Checks in California? If you are seeking employment in California, you may be asked to submit a background check at some point in the hiring process. While employers can legally run background checks in California, there are restrictions regarding when the check can be run and what can be looked at. […]
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 business and labor organizations as […]
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 not always the case. Oftentimes, […]
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 unclear as to whether you […]
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 employee. Whether you are currently […]
Most employees in California have a right to be paid overtime wages when they work more than 8 hours within the 9 to 5 workweek schedule; however, unpaid overtime claims are the largest category of complaints filed under California’s wage and hours laws. This can be a result of the employer’s lack of understanding of […]
I’m going to talk about filing for unemployment in California, the requirements for filing, and how the CARES Act has affected unemployment benefits.
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 “at-will”, meaning your employer does […]
Today I’m going to be talking about the right to take meal breaks and rest breaks in California. I’ll cover the basics, go over break penalty exceptions, and what qualifies as a break.
If you’ve been treated differently than coworkers due to your age and you’re over 40 years old, you might be experiencing age discrimination. If so, you’re protected by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or ADEA. Age discrimination laws in California are fairly straightforward. If you have experienced any of the following, you may even […]