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New California Employment Laws in 2021

Posted on January 22, 2021
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Many new employment laws that affect both employees and employers went into effect on January 1, 2021. Our attorneys discuss a few of these new California employment laws in 2021 below. SB 1383: California Family Rights Act Expanded to Small Employers Senate Bill 1383 expands the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to apply to most California employers. SB 1383 requires any California employer with five or more employees to allow an eligible … Read More

What to Know About California Section 1102.5 of the Labor Code

Posted on December 30, 2020
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Section 1102.5 of the California Labor Code is one of California’s whistleblower laws. There are many parts to it, but essentially, it protects employees who report violations of local, state and federal laws by their employers to certain parties. Below, our Los Angeles workplace retaliation lawyers explain Labor Code Section 1102.5 and how it protects California employees. How Does CA Labor Code Section 1102.5 Protect California Employees? Labor Code 1102.5 is a … Read More

Workers: What to Know About California’s AB5

Posted on December 16, 2020
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California’s Assembly Bill 5, also known as AB5 or the “gig worker bill,” was signed into law by Governor Newsom on September 18, 2019. It went into effect on January 1, 2020. It addresses a worker’s employment status when a hiring entity claims that the individual it hired is an independent contractor. Below, our Los Angeles employment lawyers explain what you should know about California AB5. What Is California’s AB5? California’s Assembly … Read More

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Does My California Employer Have to Accommodate My Disability?

Posted on November 30, 2020
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California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees with physical or mental disabilities. In fact, California employers have an affirmative obligation to take steps to make sure that disabled employees are provided reasonable accommodations at work for their disability so that they actually can continue to work, despite their disability. Specifically, employers must provide reasonable accommodation for employees who, because of their disability, are unable … Read More

Understanding Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

Posted on October 23, 2020
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Most of us have a broad understanding of what sexual harassment means in the workplace. The average person knows that it is unlawful to harass a person because of his or her sex. The average person also knows that unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other actions could subject an employer or supervisor to liability. As simple as this sounds, bringing sexual harassment claims can be stressful and complicated. If … Read More

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