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Posted by Legal Team On December 30, 2023

California New Employment Laws Effective January 2024

New laws will take effect at the beginning of 2024. Becoming familiar with new employment laws will allow employees to recognize California employee rights and protect against unfair practices in Northern California. Increased Minimum Wage Most healthcare employees, with exemption given to California State Hospitals, outpatient facilities…

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Posted by Legal Team On November 15, 2023

Does My Employer Have to Accommodate Lactation Needs? 

When you have had a baby, you may take some time off to create that important bond and help your child with their first months of life. Yet, many parents worry about what happens when they go back to work, especially if they are breastfeeding. You may…

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Are There Protections for LGBTQ+ Employees in California?

Whether you are applying for a job or facing discrimination while already working for an employer, you may be unsure if you have the right to take legal action. Are there protections for LGBTQ+ employees in California? What should you do if you feel your rights have…

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Posted by Legal Team On October 15, 2023

Do I Get Paid Sick Leave in San Francisco?

Missing work is not something you want to do, but if you are ill and unable to go to work, you may be worried about what rights you have. Our employment law firm can help you with a wide range of legal matters regarding your rights. We…

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Posted by Legal Team On September 27, 2023

Can I be Fired for Using Cannabis Off the Clock?

Californians were legally permitted to use cannabis recreationally in January 2018 under Proposition 64. While this law made the possession of cannabis legal, it did not address or protect an employee from potential backlash from off-the-clock use of cannabis. The law will soon change. How will this…

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Posted by Legal Team On September 17, 2023

Can I Sue My Employer for Not Using My Preferred Pronouns?

Pronouns are used often to refer to gender and are critical to personal identity. Each individual has the right to choose how they identify, whether it is transgender, non-conforming, female, or male. And it can be demeaning to be addressed by the wrong pronouns. Purposefully addressing someone…

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Posted by Legal Team On July 27, 2023

What is the Minimum Wage in California 2023?

Inflation tremendously impacts workers and their ability to cover basic expenses and thrive economically. An allowance of a 7% increase in the minimum wage will now annually be assessed under California law and calculated according to the Consumer Price Index. This ruling is progress for workers earning minimum…

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Posted by Legal Team On June 30, 2023

Employee Privacy Rights in California

Knowledge of workplace privacy rights is essential to recognize what personal information an employer has the authority to access. California’s privacy laws provide guidelines for protecting your personal information. When you believe an employer has violated your right to privacy, contact the Northern California employee privacy rights…

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Posted by Legal Team On May 27, 2023

Can My Employer Deny My CFRA Leave?

State and federal programs permit employees to take a leave from work to focus on their families in emergency situations without their job being in jeopardy. Facing employment penalties while trying to take care of family situations is unfair, and the government has taken measures to protect…

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Posted by Legal Team On March 31, 2023

Small Business CFRA Leave Mediation

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) provided information about its new pilot mediation program for specific claims under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). This initiative may offer a substantial benefit to “small employers” that are subject to CFRA. California Family Rights Act (CFRA) According…

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