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    Can You Refuse To Work If My Employer Hasn’t Paid Me?

    Submitted by rachel on Wed, 01/18/2023 - 10:51

    An employer may be breaking the law if they aren’t paying you in a timely manner or if they aren’t paying you the wages you’ve earned. You might think you can just refuse to work in these circumstances.

    This could be a mistake. As this overview will explain, you have other options to consider before jeopardizing your employment by refusing to do your job.

    Changes to California Leave in 2023

    Submitted by rachel on Fri, 12/23/2022 - 12:11

    California workers will get additional protections starting in January 2023. There are two new laws that will go into effect in January that will impact employee leave.

    More and more people are needing to take time off to care for family members, including senior parents, sick family members, and children. New labor laws in California will make it easier for workers to keep their jobs while also taking care of their loved ones.

    Is Age a Disability Under the ADA?

    Submitted by rachel on Fri, 12/23/2022 - 11:35

    Age discrimination is very real, and millions of people are experiencing it as they get older. Although age itself isn’t a disability, conditions that are age-related are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    If you’ve experienced age discrimination or your employer has violated ADA protections for people with age-related disabilities, you can file a claim against that employer and hold them accountable for violating the law.

    Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act

    Submitted by rachel on Fri, 12/23/2022 - 11:20

    California fast food workers have more voice in their industry and more protection under the new Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act. Gavin Newson signed the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act into law in 2022, and it became effective on January 1, 20203. The FAST act is just one of several new California employment laws designed to give workers better protection.

    What Is The Surface Transportation Assistance Act?

    Submitted by rachel on Mon, 12/12/2022 - 17:57

    The Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) protects you if you are a whistleblower from retaliation by your employer for reporting safety violations committed by your employer. The STAA also protects drivers who refuse to drive when conditions are unsafe.

    What Does the Surface Transportation Assistance Act Do?

    STAA protects private sector drivers from wrongful termination as whistleblowers in the following situations:

    Railroad Discrimination, Harassment, & Retaliation: Know Your Rights

    Submitted by rachel on Mon, 12/12/2022 - 17:51

    If you have been reading the news recently, you may know about the tensions between the railroad workers and their major freight line employers in the United States. On Monday, November 21, 2022, a contract deal that was brokered by the White House was rejected by one of the biggest railroad unions in the country due to frustrations surrounding railroad workers’ sick leave and attendance policies. Now, the country is bracing for a possible rail strike that could begin as imminently as December 5th, 2022.

    What Can I Do If I Experienced Racial Discrimination While Working In California?

    Submitted by rachel on Thu, 12/08/2022 - 17:39

    If you were fired illegally in California, you may want to speak with a California wrongful termination lawyer. Racial discrimination is prohibited by both state and federal laws, and you have protections in place to help you fight your employer. You can ask to be compensated for the damages you suffered because of being a discrimination in the workplace victim. Here is a closer look at how to address the matter.

    Breaking News: New 'Know Your Rights' Poster for Workplace Discrimination Issued by the EEOC

    Submitted by rachel on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 17:21

    On October 19, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released their new “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster. It replaces their old “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster that had been in place for more than a decade.

    What Happens If I Was Forced to Resign In California?

    Submitted by rachel on Mon, 11/14/2022 - 17:24

    If you were forced to resign for an illegal reason in California, then you may be able to file a claim against your employer. A forced resignation could be wrongful termination in some situations. In some situations, it is illegal to force an employee to resign from his or her job. Here is a closer look at forced resignation in California.

    When Is My Forced Resignation Illegal In California?

    It can be illegal when someone is forced to resign in California. If you are forced to resign for the following reasons, it may have been illegal:

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