You have always considered yourself a model employee and have made a point of meeting or exceeding the performance metrics for every position you have ever held. You continue to monitor advances in your field and push yourself to keep improving your performance. When...
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3 reasons sexual harassment happens
Sexual harassment should never happen in the workplace. But statistics about workplace reporting make it very clear that it still does. Workers routinely face discrimination or harassment based on their gender – or that is sexual in nature. But why does this happen...
The lines can get blurry with age discrimination
Age is a protected class in the United States and in California. Employers are not supposed to discriminate against workers who are at or over 40 years old. But this type of discrimination is not always as obvious as it sounds. It’s not always a company firing a...
Can your employer use comp time?
Comp time is extra time off given by your employer after you work overtime hours. This is often done because the employer does not want to pay you overtime wages. For example, your employer may ask you to work five hours of overtime. It’s a Friday, so you think that...
What are your rights as a pregnant employee?
As a female employee, you may face a situation that no male employee ever will – discrimination over your pregnancy. California law gives you considerable protection during your pregnancy and after giving birth. That does not mean your employer will automatically give...
Can a costume be a cause for a harassment complaint?
“So what have you come as?” If you attend an office fancy dress party for Halloween or another such event, you’ll likely hear someone ask that question at some point during the night. When the person being asked answers something like Pocahontas, Fu Manchu or Al...
Can your employer ask you for just a little favor?
You might get on well with your employer, but that does not mean you need to work for free. If they want you to do something work-related, then they must be prepared to pay you for it. Unfortunately, some employers take advantage of people’s goodwill, or people’s...
Can your former employer belittle you to new companies?
Your performance at prior jobs can influence your eligibility for a new position or how much the new company will pay you for your work. Obviously, it is very important that you impress the company where you want to secure a new position. Companies hiring white-collar...
Can your employer enforce a no-overtime policy to deny you pay?
Whether you receive a low salary or are an hourly worker, you may sometimes put in enough hours on the job to qualify for overtime pay. Overtime pay can be a financial boon to struggling workers. Receiving 150% of your average hourly wage can help you catch up on...
What are your most basic rights at work?
Whether you’re new to working a job or you just want a refresher, now is a good time to talk about your basic employee rights. Employees have a few rights no matter where they work, and these rights are protected by federal and state law. Knowing your rights is...
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