New Bill Proposals Would Give More Privacy to Moms in the Workplace

According to the California Labor Code, every employer must provide reasonable accommodations and breaks to employees who need to lactate for their infant children. Presently, a lactation space must be private. However, it cannot be a toilet stall and must be in close proximity to the employee’s work area. The … Read More

California Legislature Proposes Bills That Could Change Employment Contracts Regarding Sexual Misconduct

Since the worldwide phenomenon of the #MeToo movement swept the nation last year, activists, supporters and government officials have pressed for reform in the workplace. California legislature has recently proposed a few bills, that if signed into law, would limit settlement agreements, ban contractual limits on arbitration agreements, ban waivers … Read More

What Can Be Deducted from My Paycheck?

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The difference between your earned salary and the amount you take home differs greatly. It’s important that you’re aware of what your employer can legally deduct from your paycheck. An employer may only deduct expenses that adhere to federal and state laws such as health insurance premiums, income withholding taxes, … Read More

Essential Tenant Rights You Should Know When Leasing Property

If you’re looking to rent property, it’s especially important for you to understand the California tenant rights laws. These laws are put in place to help ensure the landlord-tenant relationship is fair. There are a few things you should know before, during, and after leasing property from a landlord in … Read More

What You Need to Know About Insurance Law

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Insurance is a contract where one party pays a premium and the other party promises to reimburse them for certain types of losses. These losses can include illness, property damage, or death. Insurance law is the practice of law surrounding insurance. Insurance law is made up of three areas of … Read More

Five Warning Signs of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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Recent news suggests that sexual harassment is rampant in workplaces in California and across the country. You have most likely heard of the viral #MeToo campaign in recent months. Millions of people targeted with sexual assault or harassment have used the hashtag to share their stories. Sexual harassment can lead … Read More

California’s Ban the Box Measure Goes into Effect

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Criminal Convictions and Finding Employment It can be very difficult to find a job if you have a criminal record. Many employers look at criminal convictions and refuse to extend job offers. If you have a conviction and live in California, we have some good news. As of January 1, … Read More

April 2018 Employment Law Seminar: Major Changes in California Law

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New California Employment Laws Are you running into trouble trying to understand California’s newest employment laws? At our law firm, we understand the importance of helping our clients find solutions to their employment law problems. We have developed a series of seminars to help our clients plan and defend against … Read More

Transgender Rights in the California Workplace

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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?

Understanding IWPA Read our update about the IWPA, 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