Are You a Victim of Age Discrimination? Here’s What to Do

Many types of employment discrimination exist, but age discrimination is one of the most rampant in the US. Age discrimination was the fifth-highest type of discrimination case that plaintiff’s filed in 2019, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Such claims made up 21.4 percent of all cases filed that year. It’s imperative that you […]

Think You Were Fired For the Wrong Reasons?

Getting fired is never easy. In fact, it can be a big hit to the ego. That being said, there are times when you can see it coming, and times when it is completely unexpected. In fact, you may feel like you were terminated for the wrong reasons. You may have a lawsuit if this […]

Don’t Just Walk Out the Door! What to Do If You Get Fired

Making A Bad Situation Worse Doing or saying the wrong thing after you’ve been fired can jeopardize your legal rights. Understandably, you feel angry, frustrated, even sad; although it may be difficult, make sure to avoid making negative comments. If you have been fired, stay calm; there are things you will need to know to […]

Are You a Victim of Human Trafficking for Labor? Find Out.

The conversation around slavery in the United States is usually in reference to the legalized institution of slavery in our past. However, slave labor is still a prevalent issue in the underbelly of America’s economy. The Polaris Project is a research institution focused on tracking and remedying the many forms of slavery in the United […]

How California’s Bill 1513 Changed Commissions for Salons and Spa Workers

California’s Bill 1513, originally signed into law in 2015, drastically altered the way salon and spa owners are now required to compensate their employees. Salon and spa owners may not be as compliant (though not necessarily intentionally) as they should be; these changes are causing much consternation among employees regarding their pay. Classifications of Employee […]

Whistleblowing and Public Policies – Whistleblowers Are Protected

Protection Provided to Whistleblowers has dominated the media in the recent past, demonstrating the gravity of such actions along with the intensity applied to protect whistleblowers. Whistleblower complaints that are appropriately vetted often lead to investigations that can have adverse effects on the accused. These laws were passed as a means for individuals to […]

How to Passively Insist on Your Right to Meal and Rest Breaks

The federal law requires that all employers provide reasonable rest and meal breaks. California has an even more refined definition of what those mandated meal and rest breaks should be. Specifically, you have a right to a 10-minute paid break for every 4 hours you work. For each 5 hours you work, you also have […]

Human Trafficking for Labor: What You Don’t Know Will Surprise You

Human trafficking news used to be all about human sex trafficking, but today we are learning that more and more commercial farms, restaurants, bars, and food trucks are trafficking humans for labor. Human trafficking for labor didn’t just start to happen, however. For a long time its victims have taken a backseat to victims of […]

Required Training for California Hospitality Staff to Identify Human Trafficking Victims

As of January 1, 2020, California has enacted a very important new regulation for hospitality employers and staff: Mandatory training to identify and assist victims of human trafficking. The Epidemic of Human Trafficking Human trafficking is among the most devastating black market industries in the world. Every year, thousands of women, men, and children are […]