Transgender Rights in the California Workplace
The state of California’s newest law requires all California employers to post the “Transgender Rights in the Workplace” poster starting at the beginning of this year. The poster must be displayed in a prominent and accessible area along with all other work notices. Employers must comply with the topics addressed … Read More
What Are Your Rights and Obligations as an Employer with Regard to the Immigration Worker Protection Act?
Read our update about the law, made effective January 1, 2018, as well as the guidelines issued last week from the California Labor Commissioner and California Attorney General. Employment Updates AB450
Who is Responsible When a Cyclist Hits a Pedestrian?
Cyclists aren’t the only victims in common cycling accidents. Sometimes pedestrians will be unlucky enough to be struck by a negligent bicyclist and be severely injured. In order to have their medical costs covered, the injured pedestrian would have to prove liability and identify the negligent party. However, insurance companies … Read More
Increase in Traffic Accidents as Californians Flee Wildfires
As thousands of acres of forest continue to burn in Southern California, attorneys warned those fleeing the wildfires to stay alert to an increase of traffic accidents. With only about 5% of wildfires contained in early December, evacuation orders were sent out to the remaining residents still residing in the … Read More
Pregnancy Discrimination: Can I Be Fired for Having a Baby?
The Merced Sun-Star recently reported on a pregnancy discrimination story involving a Merced County employer who allegedly told employees that if they got pregnant, they would be fired. Can My Employer Fire Me for Getting Pregnant? According to the Merced Sun-Star, after an employee informed an orchid grower that she … Read More
Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in California?
In the immediate aftermath of an accident, such as a car wreck, slip and fall or other type of personal injury incident, the last thing you want to deal with is pursuing legal action. You just want to concentrate on the health and wellbeing of you and your family. However, … Read More
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Driving is a risky business for sure; however, driving when distracted is not only dangerous and risky but can be deadly. With millions of people on the road today, it is important, more than ever, to drive defensively. Types of Distracted Driving Keep in mind; there are three types of … Read More
Surprising Seasonal Car Accident Statistics
Car accident statistics based on time of year can be deceiving. Weather during “winter months” in northern Maine, for example, can differ greatly from that experienced by drivers in southern California. Though one would naturally believe that winter driving, in general, is more hazardous, and that it therefore results in … Read More
Are California Employers Ready For The Increase In Minimum Wage?
As a result of Senate Bill 3 being signed by Governor Jerry Brown on April 4, 2016, California’s minimum wage will increase on January 1, 2017 and will increase each year until reaching $15 per hour in 2022. This change in employment law not only raises the minimum hourly rate … Read More
Changes In Equal Pay Law For California Employers
Pursuant to the Fair Pay Act, California employers of all sizes are now legally required to provide equal pay to all workers, regardless of gender, if they perform “substantially similar” work. The law went into effect at the beginning of the year and has been in the spotlight since. The … Read More