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What do I do if I was sexually harassed at work?

Posted on October 16, 2014

Your rights as an employee The Fair Housing and Employment Act (“FHEA”) prohibits sexual harassment in the work place. Sexual harassment includes unwanted sexual advances, verbal or physical sexual overtures or propositions, threats or bribes requiring sexual acts in exchange. Because sexual harassment includes so many physical and verbal acts, speaking with an attorney who is experienced in sexual harassment in the workplace is important to determine your legal rights specific to … Read More

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What are some of the Benefits of Registering a Trademark?

Posted on October 9, 2014

There are a number of benefits to registering a trademark and these are generally different from those of registering a copyright. They include preventative protection from “copycats” as well as legal rights for the trademark owner that would not exist absent a trademark registration. Since a trademark is a visible symbol of your product or service, a registered trademark is easier to find in a trademark availability search, preventing others from using … Read More

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Are English-Only Workplace Rules Legal?

Posted on October 1, 2014

In an ethnically diverse state such as California, many workplaces employ individuals who speak a language other than English. While employers in California are clearly prohibited from discriminating against employees on the basis of the employee’s race or national origin, the law is less clear when it comes to workplace rules regarding language. So, is it legal for an employer to ban employees from speaking a language other than English in the … Read More

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I believe my employer is guilty of violation of the Labor Law and want to file a complaint about my employer with law enforcement but I am afraid of getting fired. What are my rights?

Posted on September 24, 2014

Often, employees who want to file complaints with the labor board regarding their working conditions are afraid of retaliation by their employer. This is a valid concern but you must know that the state of California has put laws in place protecting such employees from retaliatory discipline if they report violations of law by their employer. As an employee in the State of California, you have the right to speak to representatives of … Read More

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Wage Theft Continues to be a Growing Problem in California

Posted on September 14, 2014

With the growing number of businesses who do not report correct information regarding their employees and revenues, wage theft in California has become rampant. Wage theft is any type of deliberate underpayment to an employee by an employer of wages legally entitled to an employee. This can occur when employees are not paid for the hours they worked or are not allowed meal or rest breaks. The CA Labor Commissioner’s office along … Read More

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