Signs of Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Under federal laws, employers are legally prohibited from discriminating against employees based on a disability. California laws offer greater protections to the disabled workforce under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the Unruh Civil Rights Act, and the Disabled Persons Act. Even with laws protecting workers against discrimination based on disability, such actions […]
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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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Obesity and Employment Discrimination

Statistics show that one-third of Americans are officially obese, as defined by the body mass index charts. In fact, almost 40 percent of Americans meet the definition of obesity. While protections exist for other types of discrimination, no specific federal law exists to protect employees from discrimination based on their weight. What is Weight Discrimination? […]
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A Look at the Equal Pay Act

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) is a law enacted by the federal government that prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee based on their sex. The Act requires that an employer equally compensate a man and a woman who are doing the same type of job The EPA is part of the Fair Labor […]
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Ways Managers Are Causing FMLA Lawsuits

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that requires all non-exempt employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for certain employees. While this may seem a simple law, the truth is that there are layers of questions that arise from difficult situations, and many human […]
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California Wildfires and the FMLA

Wildfires are unfortunately an expected circumstance of life in California. Wildfires can completely destroy communities and create catastrophic health consequences for the residents of these areas. Oftentimes, employees will have to take off substantial amounts of time from work due to injuries sustained due to wildfires either to themselves or loved ones. Without legal protection, […]
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Paternity Leave: How Fathers Are Victims of Pregnancy Discrimination

The birth or adoption of a child is a life-changing time for parents, and while the physical burden of pregnancy and childbirth impacts women more directly and obviously, the experience and challenges of adding a new child to a family impact fathers as well. Paternity Leave The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires by […]
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