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Can I Take a Leave From Work to Care for My Child?

Posted on November 29, 2021
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In 2017, more than 54% of United States households were dual-income households. Many of these households consist of at least one child. In a nation that has seen a steep rise in both parents holding full time jobs, it comes as no surprise that state leave laws in the employment context, particularly those laws affecting children, have shifted accordingly. California is no exception and, in fact, has a number of family-friendly laws … Read More

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Can I Sue My Employer for Wrongful Demotion?

Posted on June 28, 2021
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While a promotion is a sign of good work ethic and accomplishments in employment, a demotion implies the opposite. A demotion can lower a person’s responsibilities, stature and salary. It implies that the employee’s work is not up to the standards required to keep his or her current position. That is why it is important to ensure that if you, as an employee, get demoted, it is for the right and legal … Read More

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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

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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Can My Employer Demote Me for No Reason?

Posted on June 12, 2020
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Essentially, a demotion is when an employer reassigns an employee to a lower position than he or she had worked previously. The new position often has less responsibility, lower pay or fewer hours than the previous position. During the coronavirus pandemic, for example, many California businesses have cut costs to survive. Unfortunately, these cuts often include firing or demoting hard working employees. Below, our attorneys answer the question, “Can my employer demote … Read More

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