California employers can enforce a dress code in the workplace as long as the dress code does not violate any applicable laws or regulations. Employers typically establish dress codes to help maintain a certain level of professionalism and create a cohesive image for...
Employment Law Attorneys
Month: December 2012
Employer wage theft is unlawful, yet continues to harm workers
California has some of the most worker-friendly employment laws in the nation, yet many employees still experience wage theft in the workplace. Employees may try to resolve the matter by taking it to the boss, but in many cases, the unlawful conduct continues....
Legal considerations for remote workers in California
Remote work across the United States, including in California, has become more commonplace in recent years. While working from home offers many benefits, it also raises several legal considerations for both employers and employees. Understanding some of these...
Is a former boss defaming you?
If you leave a company, you may understand that you’re not leaving on the best of terms. Maybe your old boss wouldn’t hire you back. It doesn’t necessarily mean you did anything wrong. Perhaps they were just unhappy that you decided to leave your position. But how far...
You have a right to reasonable accommodation at your workplace
Did you know that your employer is not supposed to fire you solely because you have a disability that makes it difficult to discharge your duties? It could be a physical or mental disability that impedes your ability to work. Instead, they are required by law to make...
4 signs of age discrimination at work
Being discriminated against at work because of a group you belong to is unlawful. California's Civil Rights Department protects employees from discrimination in all stages of employment, from hiring to termination. An employee can be discriminated against because of...
What is “quiet firing”?
Quiet firing is a passive-aggressive approach to performance management that can be difficult to detect. It occurs when an employer wants the employee to leave their position but wants to avoid paying the cost of unemployment that would come from termination. The...
Subtle signs of sexual harassment in the workplace
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a pervasive problem that affects many individuals in California and beyond. Despite extensive legal protections and increased awareness surrounding the issue, it can still be difficult to identify subtle signs of sexual harassment...
Can your boss deny your resignation?
You decide that you want to leave your job and search for a new one. You go to your boss and tell them that you’re resigning your position and you won't be returning to work. You hope that they will be gracious about it and understand, and you’re even willing to help...
Proposed law would strengthen layoff protections for Cali workers
It is not a secret that California’s tech industry is struggling, at present. Waves of high-profile layoffs and a banking collapse have led to a simmering panic about job stability and about the integrity of the companies that employ so many Californians. Partially in...
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