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Posted by Legal Team On November 5, 2023

Is My Non-Compete Clause Valid in California? 

A non-compete clause is often a component of a contract, and while it may make sense from the business’s standpoint, it is rarely a good thing for the employee. In such a clause, the contract typically restricts a person from working with or through a direct competitor…

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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 August 30, 2023

What Types of Retaliation am I Protected from In California?

Employer retaliation is a very real and worrisome situation. If your employer is engaging in an activity that is not fair, you have the right to say something. Yet, you may be unsure what that could mean for your job and future references. At The Armstrong Law…

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Posted by Legal Team On August 12, 2023

Am I Entitled to Bereavement Leave?

The loss of a family member is devastating. It changes the focus of any day. The last thing you can think about is going to work and having to put a smile on your face. At the same time, you also cannot afford to lose your job….

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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 July 17, 2023

How Does Assembly Bill 5 Protect Workers From Misclassification?

Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) aims to protect a range of workers, not only those employed in gig jobs and digital platform companies, such as driving and shopping services, from classification as independent contractors and requiring companies to meet an employee standard in hiring. Assembly Bill 5…

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Posted by Legal Team On June 30, 2023

How to File a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit in California

Sexual harassment has no place in a work environment. It is an illegal practice using discrimination, targeting an individual through inappropriate comments, touches, gestures, or pressures that may feel hostile, intimidating, offensive, and sexual in nature. If you are experiencing sexual harassment at work, your employer is…

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