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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Am I Eligible for Pregnancy Disability Leave in California?

Posted on September 4, 2014

Pregnancy is a protected trait under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). This means that you have pregnant employee rights and an employer may not discriminate against you due to your pregnancy. You cannot be fired because of taking a leave from your job due to pregnancy. In addition, you may be entitled to certain benefits while on pregnancy leave. Eligibility for Pregnancy Disability Leave in California Not every woman who … Read More

What is my employer required to do to accommodate my disability?

Posted on August 30, 2014

Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), an employer is prohibited from discriminating against an applicant or employee who is physically or mentally disabled. Employers must also provide reasonable accommodation for those applicants and employees who, because of their disability, are unable to perform the essential functions of their job. Employers must also engage in a timely, good faith interactive process in determining the essential functions of the job with applicants … Read More

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Does A Website Name Constitute A Trademark?

Posted on August 23, 2014

A domain name can qualify as a trademark when it is used in connection with a website that offers services to the public. A question that our Los Angeles intellectual property lawyers commonly address is whether a website name can be a trademark. A domain name can qualify as a trademark when it is used in connection with a website that offers services to the public. However, only some types of commercial … Read More

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