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Wrongfully terminated? That's not always the case

California has some of the most worker-friendly labor laws in the country, but that doesn't mean that California employees always understand the various nuances of those laws. For instance, many people get confused about wrongful terminations. They may think that they are protected from being fired from their jobs even when that is just not the case.

How the Employment Retirement Income Security Act applies to you

Most workers may have heard about the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), yet few know its role. If an employee has heard of this federal law, then it's likely because they have had problems in receiving information about or gaining access to health insurance, retirement or other job-related welfare benefits.

What makes a seemingly simple termination unlawful?

To most people, getting fired from a job always feels wrong or unfair, but in many of these cases, the termination is perfectly legal. Other times, your boss may have acted unlawfully when letting you go from your job. The problem for most is knowing when a firing is legal and when it is a case of wrongful termination.

Caste-based discrimination alleged in California

What does a 2,000-year-old caste system in India that once divided people into stratified social layers have in common with a workplace discrimination case in California in 2020? Possibly everything, according to a new lawsuit filed by the state's Department of Fair Employment and Housing.