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FAQs About Wrongful Termination

Although employers are entitled to terminate employees for just cause, such as job performance, there are many reasons for firing someone that are not permitted under employment law. If you think that ...
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A Look at the New Minimum Wage Law in Fresno, California

Now that a minimum wage increase is employment law in California, how are employers coping, and what are the rights of employees? If you have questions about the minimum wage law, be sure to seek ...
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A Look at Employment Discrimination Laws for Application and Hiring

Employment laws apply not only to the treatment of employees but also to the application and hiring process. If you are an employer who is unsure of your responsibilities under the law or a ...
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What Does the Law Say About LGBTQ Discrimination in the Workplace?

Although many people believe that LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace is prohibited by federal law, it is actually only addressed on a state-by-state basis. If you believe that you have been ...
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Examining the Laws Against Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

Federal laws prohibit religious discrimination in the workplace against both employees and job applicants. These laws forbid an employer from considering a person’s religious beliefs when making ...
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Taking a Closer Look at Age Discrimination at Work

One often-overlooked area of workplace discrimination is age discrimination. This involves refusing to hire someone or passing over someone for promotion on the basis of his or her age. If you think ...
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What Employees Need to Know About Whistleblowing and Workplace Retaliation

When you work for an organization that is involved in wrongdoing and decide to expose what is happening, you are protected against retaliation under whistleblower laws. Workplace retaliation ...
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What to Do if an Employee Files a Lawsuit Against Your Business

Employee lawsuits are always a risk for a business owner. It is important to take steps to protect your company and your rights by contacting an employment law attorney in San Jose who can represent ...
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Common Reasons for Wrongful Termination

Although employers have a fair amount of latitude for firing employees, there are reasons that are not legally acceptable for ending someone’s employment. When employees are fired for one of ...
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A Look at California's Paid Sick Leave Law

Employment law is subject to change from time to time, which is why it’s in a business owner’s best interests to retain the services of a labor attorney in San Jose, CA. A labor attorney ...
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Is Your Political Speech Protected at Work?

Most people are aware that employment law protects them from being harassed at work based on gender, religion, race, and other protected statuses, but they are often less knowledgeable about what the ...
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How Employers Can Protect Themselves from Labor Lawsuits

Frequently, labor lawsuits arise not out of malice but out of unintentional errors on the part of the employer. If you are unsure if your practices adhere to appropriate labor laws, consult with an ...
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Answering Questions About Whistleblower Protections

A qui tam lawsuit may be brought under the False Claims Act with the assistance of information provided by a whistleblower. Whistleblowers are individuals who expose acts of wrongdoing. For example, a ...
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What Protections Do Women Have Against Gender Discrimination at Work?

One common reason for seeking employment law advice in San Jose, CA, is the suspicion that an employee has been unlawfully discriminated against, such as in cases of unlawful termination. Women are in ...
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Recognizing the Signs of Age Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace can take many forms, including unfair treatment based on age. If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work because of your age, consult with a labor ...
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EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY: NEW LAWS FOR 2017

The California legislature has been busy creating additional protections for employees. Employees and employers must be aware of the changes for their own protection. The minimum wage in California ...
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Questions You Should Ask Before Your Mediation Session

Mediation can be an effective way to settle many different kinds of disputes, but it is natural to have some questions about what to expect. Your mediation lawyers in San Jose, CA, are available to ...
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When Should You Take Your Discrimination Case to Court?

In a workplace discrimination case, you may have the option of attending mediation to come to a resolution to your complaint rather than attending court. While mediation services in San Jose, CA, can ...
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Educating Employees About Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a significant issue in the workplace that every employer has an obligation to take steps to prevent. In some cases, employees simply may not understand what does and doesn’t ...
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What Should You Do if You See Discrimination at Work?

There is typically a clear path for reporting workplace discrimination if it happens to you, but what happens if you witness someone else being victimized? It can helpful to speak to an employment law ...
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Choosing Mediation for Your Case

When you have been the victim of workplace discrimination, such as wrongful termination, or if you are being accused of violating employment law, when should you consider mediation instead of court? ...
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Steps Businesses Can Take to Comply with Employment Laws

Employment law is complex and constantly evolving, which can lead employers to violate regulations unintentionally. To protect their businesses and their employees’ rights, it is critical for ...
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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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