Federal Protections for LGBTQ Employees

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Federal Protections for LGBTQ Employees

August 5th, 2020

On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States delivered a landmark ruling that settled the question of whether Title VII protected LGBTQ employees from discrimination and harassment at work. In the case of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, SCOTUS ruled that sex and gender protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights […]

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Did Your Employer Unlawfully Retaliate Against You?

January 30th, 2020

Employees in California are strictly protected from unlawful workplace discrimination and harassment based on many protected characteristics. However, when an employee believes they have been treated wrongfully, they might hesitate to report the matter to their employer. This is often because they fear their employer will take action against them in response to their complaint. […]

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Know Your Overtime Rights for 2020

October 17th, 2019

One factor that determines whether an employee is entitled to time-and-a-half overtime rates is the amount they earn per year. Currently, if an employee is salaried and earns more than $455 per week ($23,660 per year), they can be exempt from overtime pay if they have certain job duties. However, if an employee earns less […]

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Hair Discrimination Banned in California

August 19th, 2019

California recently became the first state to ban employment discrimination based on a person’s natural hairstyle under the CROWN Act. Previously, New York City implemented a similar law, though California is now leading the way with statewide legislation. New York State and New Jersey have proposed similar statewide legislation that is pending. The law goes […]

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Labor & Employment Law FAQ

July 15th, 2019

Employers have considerable power over employees, as they can terminate employees at any time, for almost any reason. However, California law has many protections in place for employees so that companies do not engage in unfair or wrongful conduct. The following are only a few of the many common questions our labor and employment lawyers […]

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