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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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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 May 10, 2023

Can You Be Fired Over a Failed Drug Test in California?

Pursuing a career in California can mean having more requirements than the simple day-to-day performance of the job. You could have to attend additional training and educational programs, have your performance at the job reviewed, and participate in mandatory drug testing. If you fail a drug test,…

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