How much do you know about tips?

The rules about what counts as a tip, how much your employer must pay you, and whether you have to contribute to a tip pool depend on the laws in your state and can be a bit complicated. Below we explain how tipping works in California. In California as in many other states it is […]

Age discrimination in the workplace

As the actual workforce ages, the problems of discriminatory actions increase exponentially. Age discrimination haunts many corporations. But what does ageism look like in the workplace? State and federal laws protect employees from any type of discrimination. For example, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 is a labor law that prohibits employment discrimination […]

Reporting employer violations

In California, all workers are protected by laws meant to ensure safe and healthy work environments. It doesn’t matter what your race is, where you were born, or your immigration status. When you are hired, or even during the hiring process, you have the right to defend yourself against any injustice. It is essential to […]

LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workplace

Federal laws strictly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace. Although it is illegal to do so, LGBTQ+ employees still face many forms of discrimination in the workplace. For this reason, many members of the LGBTQ+ community feel insecure at work, suffer humiliating insults, and are even denied […]

Types of workplace discrimination

State and federal laws strictly prohibit discrimination in the workplace. But unfortunately, many employees in California still experience unfair or unequal treatment based on specific characteristics. To better understand the various types of discrimination that exist in the workplace, let’s take a look at each type. Racial discrimination Racial discrimination exists at work as well […]

What is consumer fraud?

Consumer fraud happens when a business or corporation uses illegal or unethical tactics that cause harm to consumers.   This occurs more frequently than you would think, and unfortunately, millions of consumers are victims every year. According to the Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy and Research, about 49 million consumers fell victim to identity fraud […]

What is a Qui Tam lawsuit?

California and the federal government have laws related to whistleblowing, including laws designed to protect the whistleblower. Enacted in 1863, the Qui Tam provision of the False Claims Act is one of the most powerful whistleblower protection laws in the United States. It remains a primary tool of the federal government in the fight against […]

Do you believe your employer has violated California wage and hour laws?

If you work in California, you deserve to be paid fairly and treated with respect. Unfortunately, many employees are not paid for their work or overtime hours. Wage and hour laws in California require companies to pay their employees overtime when they work more than 8 hours in a day or more than 40 hours […]

What is Worker Misclassification?

When working in the state of California, you are either an independent contractor or an employee. Employees and independent contractors are two different classifications under labor and employment laws. There are several differences between them and while that classification may seem like a minor detail, it is crucial to be aware of it so you […]

What is employment discrimination?

Losing your job is a stressful and challenging situation, especially when it happens suddenly. Like in many states other states, employees in California work at will. This means that an employee can be fired at any time for any reason or no reason. When this happens, it is essential to discover if you have grounds […]