Most people will experience a job termination at some point in their life. The company may downsize or they get laid off, or they are “let go” for some other reason, one that is not legal. The question then becomes how do you know what wrongful termination is? It sometimes takes some time and thought […]
How Unpaid Wages Are Handled In CA
When you perform a job for your employer, you expect them to pay you. More often than not, employers do pay their employees, but some do not. While some employers legitimately believe that they have paid their employees and don’t owe them anything, some are not honest and don’t mind cheating their employees out of […]
Learn About Your California Unemployment Rights
Understanding your unemployment rights under California law can help you with getting your benefits and keeping them as well as what is expected of you while you are receiving them. Here’s what you need to know. Qualifying for Unemployment Anyone who is applying for unemployment benefits in California must meet certain requirements. You must continue […]
Am I Entitled To My PTO or Vacation?
In California, employers are not required to pay for vacations or provide paid time off (PTO) (except for sick leave). However, if you’re a California employee, and your employer does provide vacation benefits or PTO, then your employer is legally obligated to give you all the vacation pay and PTO that you have earned if […]
CALIFORNIA MINIMUM WAGE LAWS
The State of California offers workers some of the strongest labor laws and standards in the nation. In fact, nearly all employees in California must be paid the legal minimum wage by their employer as required by state law. You may find yourself asking “What was the original purpose of the minimum wage?” The rationale was straightforward: It was instituted to stabilize the post-depression economy and to protect workers in the labor force.
CALIFORNIA LABOR BOARD AND THE DEPARTMENT OF FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING
This article is dedicated to offering you a complete understanding of your workplace rights as a vital worker in the State of California. We will first discuss the parameters and the role of the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”), which houses the Labor Commissioner’s office that is primarily charged with the handling of wage and hour violations. The agency also handles certain wrongful termination and retaliation claims in California. We will also discuss the parameters and the role of another vital agency—the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), which helps to enforce California’s anti-discrimination laws in both employment and housing. In fact, the DLSE and DFEH are bothpart of the California Department of Industrial Relations, working together to enforce California’s labor code and to safeguard worker’s rights.
WRONGFUL TERMINATION IN CALIFORNIA
This comprehensive checklist will help determine if you have a claim.
WRONGFUL TERMINATION IN CALIFORNIA
Many people ask us:
“I just got fired. What do I do now?”
“Do I have a case? I think I was fired unfairly.”
“What qualifies as wrongful termination?”
“Is it hard to prove wrongful termination?”
“How do I find a good employment lawyer?”
What this means for you…
Many workers throughout California are seeking answers regarding the Coronavirus vaccine mandates. Let’s take a look at where we are and what to expect.
CAN I GET FIRED FOR HAVING COVID?
Getting fired is never pleasant. Getting fired for being sick is cruel (and oftentimes illegal). And getting fired for having COVID-19 during a global pandemic is ruthless (and also oftentimes illegal).