A look at sick leave in California – and your rights Posted on: June 6, 2017 Most of us get sick once or twice a year. Unless we have the immune systems of Superman, everyone from time to time comes down with a cold, stomach flu or another bug going around.
If you work in California, you are entitled to sick leave. In 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the ...Read More »
Overtime or comp time: What you deserve when you work longer Posted on: June 2, 2017 Employees in California cannot work more than eight hours per day, or 40 hours per week, without being compensated, according to state law.
Overtime pay is most preferable for many who put in extra hours on the job. That means each person who works more than their regular workday or workweek ...Read More »
Older workers sue HP, Google for age discrimination Posted on: January 12, 2017 Four former Hewlett Packard employees are suing Hewlett Packard Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, accusing the information technology giant of trying to transform itself from an “old” company into a “younger” operation.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the class-action lawsui...Read More »
Martial discrimination is a real thing Posted on: January 5, 2017 Nearly every adult in the U.S. has, at one time or another, checked a little box indicating their marital status: married, single, widowed or divorced. Those boxes are on all kinds of forms, from loan agreements to surveys to job applications. Being asked something some consider quite personal might...Read More »
Employees can unionize under federal labor laws Posted on: December 22, 2016 Employees can unionize under federal labor laws
The employees of a local retail store haven’t had a raise in years. Their working conditions are rough and sometimes unsafe. They’ve tried to speak to the manager and owners, but to no avail. They’ve even seen their wages cut and hours changed...Read More »