The joys of the holiday season are quickly approaching, so it's important for exempt, salaried employees to understand whether their employers are complying with California federal holiday pay laws.
Recently, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1241. The new law, which will take effect on January 1, 2017, adds Section 925 to the Labor Code and intends to ensure that employees who primarily live and work in California have the benefit of a local forum and employee protections of California law during employment disputes. The new law voids forum selection and choice of law clauses in employment agreements.
When you are applying for a job, it goes without saying that a potential employer will likely conduct a pre-employment background check before making a hiring decision. But when an employer asks you to submit information for a consumer credit check during the pre-employment process, it might strike fear in your heart. Perhaps you have been unemployed for a while and your credit has suffered. Or perhaps you made some bad money decisions in the past that have negatively impacted your credit score. If your potential employer uses your credit rating as a factor in hiring, it could cause even more financial problems for you if you are not hired due to your credit.
Hostile working conditions can result in a workplace harassment claim against an employer if the negative conduct is motivated by an employee's protected characteristics as defined under employment laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), among others.
U.S. District Judge Beth Freeman recently refused to dismiss a class-action age discrimination lawsuit against Google, giving the plaintiff a chance to prove her claims and expand the list of people eligible for compensation if she wins.
Home Depot is in hot water due to a recent workplace discrimination suit brought against the company by a former employee who worked as a merchandiser. The home improvement store has been sued for disability discrimination, wrongful termination, and employer retaliation.
It is never pleasant when someone makes a statement about you that is not true. It can harm your reputation, cause others to treat you differently and it can affect your self-esteem. Sometimes false statements can be minor, but other false statements about you could have a significant impact on your life. This is particularly true when your employer is making them, which could rise to the level of defamation.
Transgender issues have taken the country by storm this year. Individual states have vastly different positions on transgender issues, including the rights that transgender employees have in the workplace.
Transgender people face some big challenges when it comes to harassment and discrimination on both personal and professional levels. And the negative impact stemming from violence and prejudiced actions on these individuals can have damaging, life-long effects.
Recently, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1843 into law. The bill, which goes into effect on January 1, 2017, amends the California Labor Code to make it illegal for employers to use certain juvenile records in hiring decisions. But what does the new law entail, and how will it impact California employees?
Did you know that your employer can save ample amounts of money simply by misclassifying workers as independent contractors? Despite the illegal nature that the act of purposefully misclassifying employees entails, many employers in California and across the nation still continue the unfair practice.