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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. [...]

By |2020-04-23T07:13:14+00:00February 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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? [...]

By |2020-02-05T17:11:28+00:00January 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-04-23T08:11:57+00:00December 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-04-23T08:15:05+00:00October 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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, [...]

By |2019-10-11T13:13:31+00:00September 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments