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August 2018 Archives

Know your rights in a wage and hour dispute

Over the past few decades there have been many efforts to help ensure fair pay between men and women in the workplace. However, a wage and hour dispute isn't usually about any type of pay disparity based on gender; on the contrary, a wage and hour dispute is about getting the right pay that you are entitled to based on your agreed-to wage from your employer and your employment status.

Can retaliation be the basis for a wrongful termination claim?

No one in California enters a new job thinking about what could happen if they are fired. Most people go into a new job full of optimism. However, unless an employee is afforded certain protections by an employment contract, the only thing that stands between an employee's livelihood and an employer acting illegally is state and federal employment laws. When employees in California believe they have been wrongfully terminated from employment, they may need to turn to these laws to determine their options.

Some basics about employment contracts

Many employees in California have relationships with their employers that are governed by employment contracts. The terms of these contracts can be fairly extensive, governing most aspects of the duties and obligations expected from both sides. However, there are some basics about employment contracts that our readers should be familiar with.

California employer faces discrimination lawsuits

Our readers in California are used to seeing news reports about gender and race discrimination occurring in Hollywood by now. But, these prominent news stories can easily drown out discrimination cases that have originated from other sources during the same time period of the last year or so.

Consider your options after a wrongful termination

In the recent past in California and throughout the country, most people were just happy to have a job during the so-called "Great Recession." Now, the economy is doing so well that some reports state that there are more jobs available than there are employees to fill them. But, the strength of the economy is no reason for employees to suffer abuses of employment laws from their employers.