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December 2015 Archives

5 things that may indicate a wrongful termination

The waters can be a bit murky when it comes to wrongful termination, so it's important for employees to know what to look for. This way, if things seem suspicious, they can look into their legal options in California. Below are five signs to keep an eye out for if you are fired:

Do you know how 2016 employment law changes may affect you?

As we say farewell to 2015, California employers are busy preparing for the changes that will take place after the new year. With so many changes on the horizon, it is probably a good idea for employers to make sure that they understand what the changes entail and how it may affect their business.

What's the difference between a W2 and a 1099?

With tax season quickly approaching, many people in California are starting to gather documents and prepare for filing. For employees who are receiving a refund, early filing can mean an earlier refund, so many people plan to file as soon as the Internal Revenue Service starts accepting returns. Understanding the various types of documents you receive regarding taxes is important, making now a good time to review the difference between W2s and 1099s.

Tips for dealing with workplace discrimination

Workplace discrimination can be incredibly frustrating and damaging to your career. It is also illegal, so it's important for you to know your rights in California if you've been discriminated against. Below are a few other tips that can help you along the way.

What are employee rights to privacy on the job?

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. What you do behind the four walls of your own home is widely considered to be nobody's business but yours. The same level of privacy does not translate into the workplace. To be sure that you know what you can and can't expect and how you can protect your rights on the job, it's important for a worker in California to know the limits.

Breadth of employment law issues presents special challenges

Everyone has rights. They are spelled out in some detail in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They have been clarified over more than 200 years of U.S. legal history and continue to be refined every day through ongoing legal actions in California and the rest of the country.

Making a work discrimination case takes more than 'gut feeling'

Discrimination is an easy thing to define. According to the dictionary, it is "the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people." What tends to be harder is knowing when discrimination actually is taking place.