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Colorism is a subtle but constant source of workplace racism

Some businesses make their racist employment policies obvious because they don’t have any employees from certain backgrounds. They may mistreat certain groups of workers or only promote people from specific backgrounds. However, just because a company hires and…

Do you have enough credits to receive SSDI benefits?

When you start your career, the goal is to hone your skills so that you can make better wages in the future. Whether you work as a teacher or a truck driver, your title and pay should improve…

Can you be fired for changing your religion?

When you took your job, your employer never explicitly asked you what your religion was, but it was fairly obvious to all involved. You could tell that most of the other employees in the office followed that religion.…

Did your employer intentionally misclassify you as a contractor?

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), millions of workers in the United States get misclassified as independent contractors by their employers. They do so to dodge federal and state employment tax payments and lower their labor expenditures.…

Do California employers have a right to a share of your tips?

Any tips left for or given to you by a customer or client belong to you, not your employer. Under California wage and hour laws, you do not have to share the tips you earn with your boss.…

Can your employer fire you for making a long-term disability claim?

Many workers only have the protection of workers’ compensation insurance if they suffer a serious injury on the job. However, their employer might provide supplemental long-term and short-term disability insurance benefits. Some workers even buy their own policy in…

Google’s secret fight to discourage unionization

In a recent ruling, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) revealed previously undisclosed information about a controversial campaign by tech behemoth Google. “Project Vivian” was devised to “convince [employees] that unions suck,” as stated by the director of…

Progressive discipline can help hide a wrongful termination

California is an at-will employment state. Any company that has employees can terminate its agreement with an individual worker or an entire group of workers at any time without legal consequences. The workers can also quit, without giving…

Employers still have to pay overtime to some salaried workers

wage laws help ensure that hard-working employees receive fair compensation when their employers demand a significant amount of time from them. Typically, hourly workers can count on receiving 150% of their average hourly wage when they work more…

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