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August 25, 2022 | Employment Law

Mandated Break Periods for Direct Patient Care Employees; a Proposed Change to the California Labor Code

Meal and rest periods are essential worker protections that reduce accidents, improve productivity, and promote employee wellbeing. In the health care sector, fatigue can adversely impact patient care and meal and rest periods are important to ensuring quality care.



August 1, 2022 | Employment Law

If an Employee Is a Victim of Domestic Abuse Do They Qualify for Time Off Work?

According to the California Labor Commissioner’s Office, you have the right to take time off from work to obtain relief from court, including obtaining a restraining order, to protect you and your children’s health, safety or welfare.


The FMLA is

July 28, 2022 | Employment Law

Compliant Compensation Based on Locality of Remote or Hybrid Work

Are you working from home? Have you worked from a locality that is not the one you resided in when you started your job? Has your employer addressed remote and hybrid work arrangements?

If your employer has allowed you to

July 25, 2022 | Employment Law

Can My Employer Look at My Credit Report?

Commonly referred to as credit reports, a consumer report, as described by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “contains information about your credit – and some bill repayment history – and the status of your credit accounts. This information includes how

June 25, 2022 | Employment Law

Fired While Quarantining? Mortgage Payments Overdue?

New COVID-19 variants, while less deadly, are spreading more easily. Many businesses require you to quarantine in the event of a positive COVID test. Many people choose to quarantine to protect their co-workers and loved ones. 


 Can you lose

June 10, 2022 | Sexual Harassment

USA Gymnast sues FBI

Lindy trains every day. She trains hard. Her friends play video games. They hangout after school. Lindy trains. Her friends wear coordinated colors for Friday Night Lights. Lindy trains. She eats intentionally, sleeps intentionally, trains intentionally, carves out time for

May 24, 2022 | Employment Law

Workplace Violence Increased While COVID-19 Ravaged Medical Teams and Hospitals Prioritized Profits Over Patient Care

Nurses and other health care workers have long experienced workplace violence at epidemic proportions. Data collected by National Nurses United (NNU) show that the workplace violence epidemic in health care has accelerated since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. As

May 10, 2022 | Employment Law

LinkedIn Agrees to Pay $1.8M Back Wages to Female Employees in California

The U.S. Labor Department announced last week that it has reached a settlement agreement with LinkedIn to resolve allegations of “systemic, gender-based pay discrimination” in which 686 women were paid less than men in comparable job roles.

The Office of

April 29, 2022 | Employment Law

Temporary Employees from 4 California Firms Awarded $3.8M

Four California business failed to inform nearly 3,500 temporary workers of the availability of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave. $3.8 million in fines will be paid to those workers.

A press release by Labor Commissioner Lilia García-Brower reads, “Workers should …

April 20, 2022 | Employment Law

Insensitive Employer to pay $450k to Employee Fired After Panic Attack

Getting stressed out at work happens to everyone, and it’s perfectly normal.  But stress that is persistent, irrational, and overwhelming and impairs daily functioning may indicate an anxiety disorder.  Employing stress management skills can make work a reasonable place to