Employment Law

What Are Common Wage and Hour Laws in California?

California wage and hour laws regulate the standards for how and when employers must pay their non-exempt employees, as well as cover issues like time worked. Our Modesto employment attorneys explain common wage and hour laws in California below. What Do Wage and Hour Laws in California Encompass? Wage and … Read More

Do I Need An Employment Law Attorney?

If you are employed in California, there is a high probability that you do not know all of the rights you have as an employee. There are numerous laws on the books that protect workers in California and it is nearly impossible to know and understand all of them. Employment … Read More

What You Need to Know About California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5)

California lawmakers recently signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) into law. It goes into effect on January 1, 2020. This new law makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors or freelancers. It also addresses the concerns that too many companies were hiring freelancers and independent contractors to … Read More

Workplace Discrimination: Are You A Victim?

Recognizing Workplace Discrimination There are numerous Federal and state laws that protect California workers from discrimination in the workplace. These laws are designed to provide for equal opportunity employment for workers of all races, nationalities, religions, sexual orientations, and more. The laws generally protect those seeking employment, those that are … Read More

2019 Employment Law Updates

  Rules Affecting California Employers in 2019 Happy New Year! Below is a summary of the 2019 changes that will affect California employers. California Minimum Wage Increasing California minimum wage increases on January 1, 2019, to $12 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees, and to $11.00 an … Read More

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

Understanding Lactation Space Laws in California 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 … Read More

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

Understanding The Changes in California 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 … Read More

What Can Be Deducted from My Paycheck?

Learn More About State And Federal Paycheck Deductions 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 … Read More

What You Need to Know About Insurance Law

Important Information About California Insurance Law 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 … Read More

Five Warning Signs of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Understand the Warning Signs For Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 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 … Read More