It’s illegal in California for employers to retaliate against whistleblowers. If an employee files complaints regarding everything from discrimination to safety violations, or if they simply cooperate with investigators who may be looking into such matters, their employer can’t respond by terminating their employment or taking other such actions. This doesn’t mean employers always obey… Continue reading California Supreme Court Decision May Influence Future Workplace Retaliation Cases
Your goal when interviewing for a job is to make the best possible impression on a potential employer. You may thus feel you should answer all their questions thoroughly and honestly. This is understandable. However, it’s important to understand that for legal reasons, an employer may not be able to ask certain questions during an… Continue reading Questions an Employer Should Not Ask During a Job Interview
Losing a job is not a life circumstance many wishes to think about. However, even if you are a strong employee, you must be prepared for the possibility that you will one day be let go for reasons that may not be due to your performance. For example, perhaps your employer is struggling financially and… Continue reading Why Negotiate a Severance Agreement With an Employment Law Attorney?
Each state has its own labor code. This means that employment laws vary from one state to another. These differences can impact both employers and employees in numerous ways. For example, in many states, there are certain rights employees are granted under a labor code that may be waived in unique circumstances. Knowing which rights… Continue reading What Rights Can’t An Employee Waive in California?
California workers have a legal right to work in environments where they do not have to worry about being harassed or unreasonably mistreated. If you have been denied this right, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit. To win your case, you need to prove that you were employed in a hostile… Continue reading How to Document a Hostile Work Environment
Employees in California are, in many ways, relatively fortunate when compared to workers in other states. California lawmakers routinely prioritize the rights of employees. While some employers believe this to be unfair, at JML Law, we believe protecting workers is essential. Thus, we are always pleased to learn of new developments that stand to benefit… Continue reading California Supreme Court Decides Break Period Premiums Are Wages
Ignoring certain notices or requests from employees can get any California employer in trouble. But what should you do if this happens to you? If you are reading this, chances are good that you are waiting for your employer’s response to some request or notice. Well, you have come to the right place, as our… Continue reading If Your Employer Ignores Any Of These 5 Requests Or Notices, Sue Him
Jerry Brown, the longest-serving California governor, has recently finished his fourth term in office (1975-1983 and 2011-2019), which leaves employers and employees in the Golden Stateuncertain about their future. How will Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom, a former mayor of San Francisco and state lieutenant governor, reshape California’s employment law? This is the question on everyone’s mind… Continue reading California Has A New Governor, But How Will This Impact Employment Law?
A retirement program for Los Angeles firefighters and police officers could see dramatic changes in the next months, as California is actively assessing the costs and consequences of its controversial retirement program that has been adopted and then dropped by many cities over the past years. Los Angeles could introduce drastic changes to or nullify… Continue reading Retirement Program for Firefighters and Police in Los Angeles: Drastic Changes On the Horizon
Technological progress is no joke. It’s coming to take away your breakfast, lunch, and dinner…), especially if you’re a cashier or are employed in the retail industry. Like in the case of flying cars, we predicted it would take the brightest minds of our nation a couple of years (or decades, we hoped) to build… Continue reading Amazon Automation Could Leave 2.3 Mil Americans Unemployed: What Does it Mean For You?