Category: Employment Law

Family & Medical Leave: 4 Big Differences Between State & Federal Law

If you are experiencing a personal or family medical situation, and need to take a leave of absence from your job, you may be wondering about your legal rights and options. Employees in California have several options available, provided by several different laws that address this same subject, which include the Family Medical Leave Act […]

Read More

7 Deadly Sins of Unequal Pay

7 Deadly Sins of Unequal Pay On January 1, 2016, the California Fair Pay Act, went through a renaissance, with a new amendment authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, that turned California’s Fair Pay Act into one of the toughest equal pay laws in the nation. If you are a woman earning less than your male […]

Read More

Devil’s in the Details: Mandatory Arbitration & Your Employment Documents

Mandatory arbitration provisions in employment documents that employees must sign if they want to begin work represent the hallmark of unequal bargaining power, with employers demanding, in effect, that employees abandon legal protections as a pre-condition to collecting a paycheck. These clauses are sometimes hidden within the piles of paperwork that employees sign when they […]

Read More