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October 2019 Archives

Discrimination in hiring and recruiting

Much attention in the news is given to situations where an employee currently working for an employer suffers harassment or discrimination. Likewise, Californians often hear about situations in which an employee gets fired or otherwise forced out of her job for discriminatory reasons.

Wrongfully terminated? Get the help you need to fight back

You were fired from your job, and you're sure it was not for legal reasons. They always commented on unusual parts of your life and when you were asked, you didn't hold back. They seemed interested in your sexuality the most, which should have been off-limits. It's your belief that you were terminated when your boss found out that you were gay.

Employers can't retaliate against employees for protected actions

Employers should never violate laws or regulations that govern its activities. When an employee knows that something illegal is going on, they might opt to file a report. This often comes with some concern because they aren't sure how the company will react. While it is possible that someone from the company will act in an undesirable manner in response to the complaint, they should never do this because it is illegal.

Facebook ad case highlights discriminatory recruiting

Recently, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, announced that it was pursuing several large corporations, including a major rental car company, a large bank, and a nationally known investment advisory firm, on allegations that they engaged in discriminatory recruiting.

Get help if you're not being paid correctly at work

There is never any reason that an employer shouldn't understand how to pay their employees appropriately. There are state laws in place, federal laws to abide by and even specialty attorneys and accountants who can help guarantee that they're paying in accordance with the law.

Hotel worker's suit sparks change in practice

A Southern California dishwasher's lawsuit, which got her named a "Person of the Year" by Time magazine in 2017, has also led to some important changes in the hotel industry, which is a staple of the economy in the Los Angeles area and the rest of Southern California.

Hotels to add security devices, training to prevent harassment

Sexual harassment is something that no one should have to go through at work, whether you're working in an office, on location as a consultant or even as a dancer. There is no time when harassment is acceptable in a workplace.

Supreme Court ruling could affect gay rights in the workplace

No matter where you are in the United States, you may deal with discrimination if you're part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. While your rights may have come a long way, there is still some distance to go, especially in the workplace.

Major delivery service agrees to $2.25 million payment

The United Parcel Service, or UPS, has agreed to pay $2.25 million to various employees who may have suffered pregnancy discrimination. Additionally, UPS will also review its pregnancy discrimination policies to make sure that they are in compliance with the law and will also offer additional training to human resources professionals and supervisors.

Review of California's overtime exemptions

Like other states, California recognizes that it might not always be feasible, or even necessary, to pay an employee overtime. As such, California recognizes several exemptions to the rule that an employee who works over the equivalent of 40 hours a week must get 150% of their hourly wage for all overtime hours worked.

Is timesheet rounding actually legal?

It's a pretty basic concept: If you go to work and spend time doing your job, you should be paid for that time. The idea that you would not be paid for the effort that you've put in on the job is laughable, which is why you were so surprised when you received a paycheck that was short of several hours' wages.

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