Employment laws are constantly changing, leaving both employers and employees wondering about their rights and obligations. 2023 will bring several important updates to California employment law, most of which are aimed at expanding workers’ rights and protections. Attorneys for Employees explains four of the more important changes and what workers […]
Anyone who has ever been “terminated,” “fired,” “laid off,” or simply “let go” from their job understands the shock and embarrassment that follows. No one wants to be fired, and losing your job with no advance notice can be especially upsetting. One of the questions that immediately gets raised is […]
It’s more than just a label – the distinction between an employee and an independent contractor is an important one. Employees have specific rights and protections that independent contractors do not enjoy. Unfortunately, employers often misclassify employees as independent contractors in an attempt to get around certain obligations that they […]
Despite increased awareness, gender discrimination (sometimes referred to as sexual discrimination) remains an issue for many employees. Whether you are experiencing subtle or overt gender discrimination at your place of employment, discrimination against someone on the basis of gender, sex, or gender identity is against the law. If you believe […]
Employees should be able to reasonably expect fair treatment and a work environment that promotes productivity. While the law does not guarantee these expectations will be met by employers, it does prohibit certain behaviors that are obviously inappropriate such as discrimination or harassment. Unfortunately, employees who are on the receiving […]
Sexual harassment in any form should not be tolerated in the workplace on any level. Unfortunately, it remains an issue for many employees and can sometimes be difficult to identify. Understanding the types of sexual harassment can be helpful in determining whether you have a claim. If you are experiencing […]
Despite the great strides forward in creating equality in the workplace, working mothers still face tremendous challenges when trying to balance their responsibilities at work with their obligations as a mother. And these challenges become even greater if you don’t know your rights. Whether you are already a mother and […]
California Department of Fair Employment & Housing. This state agency protects residents from unlawful employment discrimination. Website: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/ California Department of Industrial Relations. This department of government protects the health and safety of wage earners and assists employers in complying with state labor laws. Website: https://www.dir.ca.gov/ California Labor Commissioner’s Office. […]
These could soon be very good days for employees. The Biden administration has pledged to do a pretty thorough rewrite of the employment laws, tilting the playing field back in the direction of workers. The White House’s proposals range from raising the minimum wage to a hefty $15 per hour to buttressing protections for organized labor. Yes, things are definitely looking up for people who still have jobs.
Gone are the days when you could share droves of personal information with your employer without fear that the company could share or even sell that data outside the company.
After all, unlike other countries, the U.S. lacks universal comprehensive data protection laws except for narrow areas such as for medical information.