Examples of a Hostile Work Environment
Under state and federal employment laws, an employee can bring a lawsuit against an employer for a hostile work environment. You might be the victim of a hostile work environment if a coworker, boss, supervisor or customer crossed a line into bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination or crimes against you such as physical assault that make… read moreRead More
Risks of Holiday Work Parties in California
Hosting a holiday work party may improve workplace culture and boost morale around the office, but it could also lead to personal injuries and company liability if an employer is not careful. The atmosphere at a holiday work party can be conducive to potential issues such as employee intoxication and sexual assault. An employer that… read moreRead More
What Can I Do If My Final Paycheck Is Delayed?
You should never have to wait more than 72 hours to receive your final paycheck from an employer in California. Whether you quit your job or your boss laid you off, you should receive your final paycheck within 72 hours at the latest. In job termination situations, your employer has a legal obligation to give… read moreRead More
6 Ways to Legally Confront Discrimination in the Workplace
Discrimination is the unfavorable treatment of a person because of his or her color, race, nationality, age, disability, gender or another protected class. Discrimination at work can create an unwelcoming or hostile work environment for the victim. If you believe you are experiencing discrimination in the workplace in Los Angeles, you have rights. You have… read moreRead More
Should I Find Another Job After Being Wrongfully Terminated?
Wrongful termination is a grave injustice that could change your life. An employer wrongfully terminating you could cause your family great financial and emotional strife. You may be able to get your job back if your lawyer can prove wrongful termination. Even if you fight the termination and win, however, your workplace could have uncomfortable… read moreRead More
The Positives of Working Overtime
Overtime is tricky. Some employees enjoy working overtime since it can mean higher paychecks and other perks. Others resent having to stay late, especially at jobs that require mandatory overtime or that do not give overtime pay. Working overtime can have many benefits for both the employee and the employer. The specific advantages for each… read moreRead More
Why Employers Commit Wage and Hour Violations
California’s wage and hour laws are some of the best in the country. California is largely employee-friendly, favoring workers over employers in many cases. The rules of overtime pay, minimum wage and mandatory breaks give employees leverage when negotiating the terms of employment with employers. Unfortunately, not all companies are honest or fair in California…. read moreRead More
Is Overtime Pay Required After 40 or 8 Hours?
Confusion. Five eight-hour days add up to a 40-hour week, with no overtime. Then, one day goes long or a project requires additional weekend work. Confusion mounts when employees work extra hours. Federal pay policy states overtime is due when an employee works eight or more hours of approved overtime per day. The policy also… read moreRead More
Why Workplace Sexual Harassment Is Difficult to Report
About 5 million Americans suffer workplace sexual harassment annually. Yet, less than ten thousand file their case with state Fair Employment Practices Agencies or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Workplace sexual harassment makes national headlines as famous women come forward. Social media also helps raise awareness of toxic corporate cultures. The Definition of Workplace… read moreRead More
Is There a Statue of Limitations for Unpaid Wages?
By federal law, you are entitled to your paycheck. Employers might be able to decide how and when you get paid, but federal laws are strict when it comes to the payroll process. The Fair Labor Standards Act plays a significant role in your wages. If an employer failed to compensate you in full for… read moreRead More