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Employees have a right to a workplace without discrimination

Discrimination violates your civil rights in California. The Ralph Civil Rights Act states that it is illegal for anyone to be violent toward or to threaten to be violent toward a person because of his or her national origin, age, sex, marital status, gender identity, political affiliation and sexual orientation. The act also protects other people, and this list is not all-inclusive.

Do you deserve more money for working overtime in California?

In California, there are laws that protect workers who work overtime. While there are some positions that are exempt from overtime laws and regulations, the majority of people working in the state are able to seek overtime if they work more than a 40-hour week. In general, the law states that no person, except the exempt, may work over 40 hours in one week without receiving 1.5 times the normal regular rate of pay for any hours over the traditional 40-hour workweek. Anyone who works more than 12 hours in one day should be paid double for hours extending past 12 and again for all hours that are worked in excess of eight on the seventh day of continual work.

How state whistleblowing laws protect California workers

California Labor Law Section 1102.5 defines a whistleblower as an employee who witnesses and reports suspected cases of illicit activity by their employer. There are a number of different types of violations that might be deemed illegal that a whistleblower might wish to relay to either a law enforcement or government agency.

As an employee, you are guaranteed rights in the workplace

You go to work every day in the pursuit of a career that will support you and give you the income you need to do the things you love. As an employee, there are many rules and regulations you need to follow, but there are also protections in place to help you if you find yourself in a position where you're struggling at work or if you feel that you're not being treated appropriately.

When is termination not wrongful?

Getting let go from the workplace is hurtful, and it's natural to feel like an employer did you a disservice if you are laid off or fired. Many people talk about wrongful termination within the few days following the loss of a job, often out of shock or anger. In reality, there are many reasons that an employer can let you go and only certain circumstances result in successful wrongful termination claims.

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