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Employees making wage and hour claims protected from retaliation

Employers in California must follow many rules and regulations depending on the type of business they run. There are environmental laws, securities laws, laws against discrimination and harassment, labor laws and many other laws.

Protecting employees' rights after a wrongful termination

People work in many different types of jobs here in California. Most of these people are considered at-will employees, meaning that the employees can quit at any time and employers can fire employees for many different reasons at any point in time. However, this does not mean employers can fire employees for any reason.

Employee at UC Irvine files lawsuit after repeated harassment

While people in California may have been aware of sexual harassment in the workplace for a long time, many may have just seen it as part of business. It was very prevalent in the workplace for a long time and many times nothing was done about it. Now it has come to the forefront of the public's attention, and many high profile individuals have been accused of sexual harassment and lost their jobs because of it. So, it would seem that employers would be aware of the importance of protecting their employees from sexual harassment, but many employers still allow it to happen.

Protections after reporting violations to the SEC

Many corporations and other companies in California have publically traded stock or handle various types of investments. There are many laws that regulate and govern how these companies must conduct their business. These are known as federal security laws and are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). However, it is not always easy for the SEC to know when companies may be violating the laws. The employees of the company may be aware though and the SEC needs them to help enforce the laws.

Women with pregnancy disabilities allowed to take leave

There are many things that happen in people's lives in California that can change their lives significantly. One of these things is when women become pregnant. Having a child changes things drastically and people's lives start to revolve around their children as newborn children need almost constant attention. This is why mothers and fathers are allowed to take time off work after the birth of a child under both federal and California law without fear that they will lose it.

Wrongfully terminated employees must attempt to mitigate damages

There are different qualifications required for different jobs in California. People who do not have those qualifications most likely will not get a job. For instance in order to be an accountant one needs to be licensed and have passed certain tests in order to receive that license. If a person has not done this they do not qualify to be a certified public accountant. However, anyone that does meet the qualifications should have an opportunity to have a job in that field. Nothing besides their professional qualifications should be considered.

Are you getting paid enough?

Employers should pay their employees fairly, but sometimes they don’t always keep up with legal requirements. Employees can keep themselves informed about their rights to make sure their pay reflects California law.

Firefighter facing retaliation for making complaints wins lawsuit

Most industries have various sets of rules they must follow. These can include safety regulations, environmental regulations, financial regulations and many others. Many times they can force the employers to take more time to complete various projects or be more costly. So, they may cut corners in order to avoid the extra time and costs associated with following the regulations. The employees of these companies may know this is going on and report it to the proper authorities or people in management within the companies.

Evidence used to determine if one was wrongfully terminated

While no one in California likes to get fired from a job, it is something that happens from time to time. Sometimes the reason for the firing is due to legitimately unacceptable conduct on the part of the employee or simply that the employee's work performance did not meet the expectations of the company. However, there are other instances in which people are fired through no fault of their own. This could be because the company has a downturn in business or they are restructuring their business.

Sexual harassment prevention training is required in workplace

When people in Los Angeles go to work they should be able to just focus on doing their job. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes there is workplace drama that makes it difficult to concentrate on what one is supposed to be doing. This may be annoying, but most of the time it is not illegal. However, there is certain behavior that is illegal and can be very upsetting. Sexual harassment is one of these types of behavior, and it affects many people in California workplaces.

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