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Employee Background Checks in California: Know Your Rights

Most job applicants find that when looking for a new job, one condition may be a background check. Background checks don't only apply at the initial time of hiring. They may also be required periodically as a condition to maintain employment. There are many reasons why an employer may subject potential hires and employees alike […]
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California Workplace Vaccine Requirements and Your Rights

Social distancing and capacity limits have lifted, making the COVID-19 pandemic seem like something of the past. But, as employees return to work, many without masks, employees may be faced with a lingering concern – whether an employer can mandate COVID-19 vaccines. Whichever side of the vaccination coin you prefer, it's critical to know your […]
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What You Need to Know About Alternative Work Schedules in California

Alternative work schedules in the state of California are allowed under California Labor Code 511 and by the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC). An alternative workweek schedule indicates any scheduling of workers that requires them to work more than eight hours in a single 24-hour period of time. This type of alternative work schedule can be created for […]
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What You Should Know About Pregnancy Light Duty Rules

Under federal law, as a pregnant woman working for an employer who has over 15 employees, you have protections under pregnancy-based harassment and discrimination laws in your workplace. You have the legal right to request and receive adjustments to your work duties that will allow you to still perform your job without jeopardizing your health. […]
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