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Month: July 2017

Reasonable accommodation, the interactive process and your employer

Posted in Firm News,Retaliation on July 30, 2017

Last week, we began discussing how one of the primary advantages of calling the Golden State home is the comprehensive legal protection granted to residents, particularly as it relates to employment. By way of illustration, we began discussing the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. In particular, we began discussing how absent extreme hardship, the… read more

Does my employer have to provide me with reasonable accommodations?

Posted in Firm News,Retaliation on July 20, 2017

While most people would list things like the weather, the culture and, of course, the ocean as some of the primary benefits of living in California, it’s important not to overlook the comprehensive legal protections afforded to residents — particularly employees. Indeed, the landmark California Fair Employment and Housing Act not only ensures equal housing… read more

What California law has to say about non-compete agreements

Posted in Firm News on July 14, 2017

While it used to be that non-compete clauses, sometimes referred to as covenants not to compete or restrictive covenants, were only included in the contracts of high-level executives, employees with specific skill sets or those employed in certain competitive fields likes sales, this is no longer the case. Indeed, reports indicate more and more workers… read more

California’s employment protections for disabled workers

Posted in Firm News,Workplace Discrimination on July 13, 2017

Just because someone has a disability doesn’t mean they won’t be able to perform their job. Some, however, need different work arrangements in order to perform their work duties compared to co-workers that don’t have a disability. California law allows employees and job applicants with a disability to ask for reasonable accommodations. It also requires employers to… read more

New protections for transgender, gender-nonconforming workers in effect

Posted in Firm News,Workplace Discrimination on July 7, 2017

While most people associate the days in and around the July 4th holiday with fireworks and barbeques, it’s actually a significant time from a legal standpoint. That’s because July 1 is typically the day on which the state’s new laws, rules and regulations officially take effect. Indeed, consider that as of this past Saturday, employers… read more