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What Is a Quid Pro Quo?

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California workers are guaranteed the right to be free from sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment is a form of gender and sex discrimination prohibited under both state and federal law. Harassment can take many forms, although sexual harassment is usually broken down into two categories: “hostile work environment” harassment and “quid pro… Read More »

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Can Employers Ask For Proof of Disability?

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Disability discrimination in the workplace is unlawful under both state and federal law. Covered employers must not only disregard considerations of a qualified employee’s disability when making employment decisions; they must also provide reasonable accommodations for employees with a new or preexisting disability. If you ask for reasonable accommodation, however, and your employer does… Read More »

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Can My Boss Deny My Time Off Request?

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Employers typically provide some form of discretionary leave. After you’ve worked at the company for a certain period of time, you are told you can take time off for vacation or sick days. What if you ask to take time off and your boss says no? Are they legally allowed to deny your request?… Read More »

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Can an Employer Monitor Your Private Work Messages?

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In the internet age, we cling to what privacy we can find. We know the difference between publicly posting on social media and sending a private direct message. We’ve also come to realize that our “private” messages may not be as private as we once thought–a product you mention in an email to someone… Read More »

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What Are Your Rights During a Probationary Period at a New Job?

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What Are Your Rights During a Probationary Period at a New Job? Employers often put employees on a “probationary period” after an employee has been disciplined or for a set time upon being newly hired. Employers use this time to evaluate an employee and make sure that they can handle the job. While on… Read More »

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Can Employees Waive Their Rights to Overtime Pay?

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California law guarantees workers certain protections. Among other things, all nonexempt workers aged 18 or older who work in the state are guaranteed overtime pay. Exemptions apply for certain administrative or professional fields, salespeople who work on commission, and certain other groups. Most hourly wage-earners, however, qualify for overtime protections. Under certain circumstances, employees… Read More »

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Intermittent Leave Rights When You Have an Ongoing Condition

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California state law and federal law both guarantee covered employees the right to take protected medical leave when necessary. However, not every instance of medical leave is as simple as a one-time injury or illness. If a worker has an ongoing condition that does not amount to a complete disability, whether and when they… Read More »

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Understanding Your Overtime Rights as a California Nurse

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California law protects workers across all industries. Whether you are in retail, law, or medicine, if you are a nonexempt employee, you are guaranteed certain rights. These rights include minimum wage, overtime, meal and rest breaks, and others. In certain professions, such as nursing, it’s become common practice to push employees to their limits…. Read More »

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Employee Attestation

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Employers in California are experiencing a high volume of employment-related legal claims, including claims related to unpaid wages, unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation, termination, workplace injuries and more. It is important for businesses to implement policies and practices that help reduce or even eliminate legal exposure. To date, most businesses are unaware of certain practices… Read More »

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“No-Fault” Attendance Policies: How Do They Work?

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Many companies have attempted to address attendance issues by implementing so-called “no-fault” attendance policies. These policies are meant to solve problems relating to attendance or tardiness by setting hard and fast rules about missing work without consideration as to the cause. Employees who run afoul of the policy, even unwittingly, can find themselves punished… Read More »

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