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June 2018 Archives

Review of unemployment compensation in California

Although this blog has discussed California unemployment compensation before, a review of the eligibility requirements may be helpful. After all, San Diego employees who either have recently lost their jobs or sense they are in immediate danger of doing so may rely on unemployment insurance benefits to support themselves and their families while they look for new work.

Representing terminated workers in severance negotiations

As a previous post on this blog discussed, workers in San Diego who are let go from their job may be offered a severance agreement as they are on the way out to door. This is obviously a stressful time for a worker, and it may be hard to think clearly about whether the severance agreement is in their best interest. As a result, they may be tempted to sign an agreement even though they do not understand it. However, such agreements may put a person at a significant disadvantage should they sign it.

What should I look for in a severance agreement?

Even when a San Diego employee knows that they are at the end of their tenure at their present job, getting let go is still an emotionally difficult experience for a variety of reasons. In addition to having to go through the embarrassment of being unemployed, a worker will also likely be doing some fast thinking to figure out how they will support themselves and their families.

City employee says she faced retaliation for following protocol

For some workers in San Diego, there is often a choice between following the law and doing what the employer wants. If the worker decides to adhere to the law, he or she runs the risk of facing some form of retaliation by the employer. That can even lead to dismissal. This is even worse when the employer is a government agency. When this happens, people might believe they have nowhere to turn. Fortunately, they have the right to seek compensation in a legal filing over the mistreatment on the part of their employers.