4 Actions Employers Cannot Ask You to Take in California

By |2023-05-18T12:45:25-07:00March 13th, 2023|Employment|

Whether you are employed or seeking employment, it can be challenging to stand up to an employer if they are asking you to do something unlawful. Learning your rights as an applicant or employee is essential so you can protect yourself against unlawful conduct. For example, there are certain questions an employer cannot legally ask

Can My Employer Call My Doctor to Verify a Doctor’s Note in California?

By |2023-05-18T12:12:49-07:00March 4th, 2023|Employment|

When employees need to take sick leave due to illness, they may need to provide their employer with a doctor’s note in California. Your medical details are protected by FMLA and HIPAA laws, and employers cannot request information about their medical conditions or obtain copies of their medical records. However, they can ask for certifications

Can My Boss Legally Withhold My Commission in California?

By |2023-05-18T11:58:45-07:00February 15th, 2023|Employment|

As an employee in California, you have certain rights and protections when it comes to receiving commissions for your work. Sometimes employers may withhold commissions for various reasons, and you may wonder if they infringe on your legal rights as an employee. Under California law, it is unlawful for employers to withhold or deduct wages

Can Your Employer Penalize You for Not Disclosing Your Workplace Romance in California?

By |2023-04-27T10:29:49-07:00February 5th, 2023|Employment|

Workplace romances are typically discouraged by employers because they may affect productivity, create uncomfortable situations, or lead to conflicts of interest. However, it isn’t illegal to date a coworker. Under California law, an employee's right to privacy is protected when engaging in lawful activities while off-the-clock and away from work premises, which includes activities such

What Are My Rights Under California’s Equal Pay Act?

By |2023-04-27T09:53:47-07:00January 13th, 2023|Employment|

California’s Equal Pay Act works hand-in-hand with the Equal Pay Act of 1963. On a state and federal level, these acts prohibit workplace discrimination regarding pay, ensuring that both men and women are paid the same amount for performing reasonably similar jobs. Although sex discrimination is illegal, wage gaps continue to exist today.  Recent California

Can I Sue for Disability Discrimination in California?

By |2023-04-27T10:48:40-07:00January 8th, 2023|Employment|

In California, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of their disability. Moreover, if an employer is aware of your condition, they are required to engage in an interactive process with you to determine how they might reasonably accommodate your condition.  As a current or prospective employee, you should not

Can Unwanted Valentine’s Day Gifts From Your Employer Be Considered Sexual Harassment?

By |2023-04-27T07:08:14-07:00January 4th, 2023|Employment|

While Valentine’s Day is a special opportunity to celebrate love and relationships in your life, employers should be wary of bringing celebrations into the workplace. Giving gifts, even small items such as cards or chocolate, to an employee could have innocent intentions but may be perceived as sexual harassment. To ensure that sexual harassment is

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