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Can Your Employer Monitor Your Private Work Messages?

Posted in Firm News on January 11, 2019

Technology allows for greater communication, but it also leaves an electronic footprint of all your private discussions. In personal circumstances, you expect your email and private messages to remain private – and for the most part, you have that right. Workplace electronic communication is a different story. Many employers take advantage of certain tracking devices… read more

What Does California Law Say About Breast Pumping at Work?

Posted in Firm News on January 9, 2019

Breastfeeding is a necessary action mothers perform in order to keep their babies happy, healthy, and fed. Unfortunately, many people still view breastfeeding as vulgar, inappropriate, and shameful. As a result, employers, schools, and social stigma have forced mothers to breastfeed in poor conditions, exposing babies to germs from bathrooms and other private areas. California… read more

Drug Testing After Marijuana Legalization

Posted in Firm News on December 22, 2018

California recently legalized the use of recreational marijuana, and now the state is one of a handful that allows citizens over the age of 21 to possess, grow, and use certain amounts of marijuana. On the other hand, marijuana is still a controlled substance and federal law prohibits its possession. Additionally, employers are free to… read more

What You Need Before Your Free Consultation

Posted in Firm News on December 20, 2018

Wrongful termination, discrimination, and other work-related injustices can have long-ranging financial and emotional consequences. If you are seeking legal action against an employer, it is helpful to know how an initial consultation works and how to prepare. How to Find an Employment Attorney One of the best ways to find an attorney is through word… read more

Work From Home Laws in California

Posted in Firm News on November 14, 2018

With more people working remotely from home, it’s important to know the laws in your state and how they pertain to you as an employee. Remote workers have the same rights as those who work in traditional offices, though some exceptions do exist for these situations. If you’re a telecommuter and are unsure of your… read more

When Workplace Relationships Lead to Harassment

Posted in Firm News on November 13, 2018

As most people know, 2018 was the year of the #MeToo movement. One strong voice became many, as women and men came out in force to raise awareness of sexual assault. They let the world know they weren’t going to stand by and allow sexual harassment to continue in the workplace – or anywhere else,… read more

What Are Your Rights as a Freelance Worker in California?

Posted in Firm News on September 28, 2018

You may hear a lot about “employee’s rights” in Los Angeles, but what if you aren’t technically an employee? As flexible and remote work options become more prominent throughout the U.S., the number of people working as freelancers or independent contractors is growing. A freelancer works for him/herself, with no “boss” or employer. With the… read more

Bystander Effect of Workplace Harassment

Posted in Firm News on September 27, 2018

Many workplace harassment incidents don’t only involve the victim and the perpetrator. Instead, many members of the office or corporation may be aware that something illegal is occurring, yet never report a problem. The culture of silence surrounding workplace harassment has gotten in the way of legal action, arrests, and justice in the past. Spotting… read more

How to Avoid Personal Assistant Job Scams

Posted in Firm News on August 30, 2018

Working from home seems like the perfect opportunity for millions of employees in the U.S. Job opportunities are available, but it can be hard to determine which listings are scams and which ones are a real chance for employment. A lot of scams come in the form of a job opening for a personal assistant… read more

What You Need to Know About Overtime Laws for Unpaid Internships

Posted in Firm News on August 30, 2018

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) dictates how employers can pay its employees. Any for-profit business must pay its employees a fair wage. Students and unpaid interns are not considered employees by the FLSA, so they are exceptions to this rule regarding employee compensation. Knowing the difference between a paid employee and an unpaid intern… read more