Blog Posts in August, 2016

Can employees secretly record or take video of their boss or co-workers without permission?

On December 24, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in Whole Foods Market, Inc. , Case No. 01-CA-096965, 363 NLRB No. 87, held that employees could reasonably construe the following ...
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New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance in Los Angeles and San Diego

San Diego and Los Angeles recently enacted Paid Sick Leave ordinances that are effective July 1, 2016 (Los Angeles employers with 25 or fewer employees do not begin providing Paid Sick Leave benefits ...
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What to Do if You Are Fired for Taking Family Medical Leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows certain employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year. This leave is job-protected, which means that eligible employees cannot be fired for ...
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Signs You Are Being Discriminated Against at Work Due to a Pregnancy

Pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth are protected classes. This means that discriminatory behaviors in the workplace that arise because of these health ...
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Common Reasons Workplace Whistleblowers Step Forward

Whistleblowers are individuals who step forward and speak up when they witness acts of negligence or wrongdoing. Whistleblowers often face illegal workplace retaliation, including blacklisting, ...
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