Can an Ex-employer Hold My Final Paycheck in California?

According to statistics from Data USA, there are approximately 17.9 million people employed in California. Most of these employees fall into three service categories: cashiers, managers, and retail personnel. Not everyone stays within their chosen field or job forever. If you want to leave your job or you have already left your job, you might

By |2022-01-21T14:52:42-08:00December 29th, 2021|Employment|

Can You Get Fired for Being Sick in California?

It is likely that you will become sick and need to take time off work at some point during your career. It is estimated that approximately 58% of people between ages eighteen and fifty-eight take sick leave each year. Many people might be surprised to learn that America has no laws in place requiring businesses

By |2022-01-21T14:41:17-08:00December 15th, 2021|Employment|

What to Do If My Intellectual Property Is Stolen in California?

Did you know that the United States is the world’s greatest producer of intellectual property? The role intellectual property plays in the American economy is indisputable. Intellectual property accounts for approximately half of all exports out of America. According to some estimates, piracy and counterfeiting cause an estimated $250 billion in lost revenue for the

By |2022-01-21T14:28:16-08:00December 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Strategies for Winning Discrimination Cases in California

Workplace discrimination can be detrimental to employees on all levels. From senior executives to the lowest level workers in an organization, discrimination is disheartening and impacts motivation and morale. Sometimes, filing a workplace discrimination claim is the only way to get your employer’s attention. Blackstone Law understands the severity of this employment issue all too

By |2021-12-16T11:06:55-08:00November 2nd, 2021|Employment|

How Do I File a Sexual Harassment Claim in California?

If you have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, you are not alone. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 11,497 charges of sexual harassment in 2020 alone. While these numbers are worrisome, they are likely just the tip of the iceberg, as a large percentage of workers do not formally report harassment out

By |2021-12-16T11:08:56-08:00October 29th, 2021|Employment|

How Will California’s New Employment Laws Affect My Business?

Society at large has experienced many changes in the last couple of years. Most of these changes have taken place throughout businesses everywhere, including California, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mask mandates, quarantine, and full shutdowns have impacted businesses in a variety of ways. In response to the pandemic, California has passed new employment laws

By |2021-11-03T12:45:24-07:00October 15th, 2021|Employment|

Understanding Your Rights as a Pregnant Employee in California

Any mother or expectant mother will tell you that the pregnancy term is among the most challenging endeavors a person can face. With all of the doctor visits, medical tests, potential complications, and bodily changes, a pregnant employee faces plenty of concerns. Despite those challenges, pregnancy should be a special time in a woman’s life,

By |2021-11-02T16:49:34-07:00October 1st, 2021|Employment|

How Do I Know I Was Wrongfully Terminated or Fired in California?

Termination can be hard on both the employee and the employer. With California being an at-will employment state, employees need to be more vigilant about their employment rights. A wrongful termination occurs when a worker is fired for discriminatory reasons or violates an employment contract. California has employment laws to protect individuals from wrongful termination.

By |2021-12-16T10:55:50-08:00September 27th, 2021|Employment|