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California Fair Pay Act vs Equal Pay Act, What’s the Difference?

Some of the most important pieces of US employment legislation introduced over the past several decades have been enacted in the State of California. California has a reputation as a leader in industry, an innovative place to spawn new ideas and a place that fosters creativity and inspired action among ….

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California Pregnancy Leave: A Guide to FMLA, PDL & CFRA

Medical leaves, and specifically pregnancy-related leaves, can be tricky for both employers and employees to navigate. Between state and federal laws, there is a lot to understand. Here, we will break down how to manage medical leaves and understand the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights ….

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How to Identify Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Are you being harassed or discriminated against? Would you even know if it were happening today, on the job? Overt sexual harassment is what we see in movies, our media, and on TV, but it isn’t always that obvious. We’ll look at what constitutes sexual harassment and what you should ….

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Complying with California’s Final Pay Rules & Regulations

California Final Pay Rules & Regulations | Feldman Browne Olivares Law Firm

California Final Pay Rules & Regulations Failing to comply with California’s final pay laws can result in significant employer penalties – many of them quite severe. Understanding California’s final pay laws and the various ways to ensure compliance with these rigid statutes is key to avoiding costly penalties and possible ….

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What Are the Different Types of Sexual Harassment in California?

Our 24-hour news cycle has been dominated recently by allegations of sexual harassment and impropriety among various high-profile groups in our society. Looking at the multiple allegations against high-ranking political officials, sports stars, Hollywood moguls, and other public figures, there seems to be an uptick in sexual harassment claims today. ….

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California’s Fair Pay Act of 2015 vs The Equal Pay Act of 1949

California Fair Pay Act | Feldman Browne Olivares Law Firm

Nearly three generations ago, the California Equal Pay Act of 1949 was passed. This important piece of legislation delivered much-needed protections for employees and a series of mandates for employers, including equality of pay between men and women. “Equal pay for equal jobs at the same establishment” was the calling ….

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Gender Identity & California’s DFEH’s Transgender Protections

Business owners in California must understand the entire spectrum of important federal and state employment laws, statutes and best practices. From the Norris-LaGuardia Act of 1932 to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the 2015 California Fair Pay Act, ….

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What is Sexual Harassment?

Silhouette of Man Telling Woman Not to Tell Sexual Harassment

It seems like everytime we turn on the news, there is news about another sexual harassment case. In Hollywood, in the Olympics, in the music industry, and in large and small corporations,  more and more claims are popping up. But what exactly is sexual harassment? And what is the difference ….

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Women in Film & the Hotline for Victims of Sexual Harassment

In the wake of the many sexual harassment allegations coming out of Hollywood, Women in Film, the industry’s leading advocate of gender parity in Hollywood, created a sexual harassment hotline where victims can call for legal advice or to report claims. Although recent movements such as the “#metoo” movement that ….

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What to Know About Alternative Workweek Schedules in California

In California, employees have the option of working an alternative workweek. But what is an alternative workweek, and is this good news for employees and employers? Employees may benefit from an alternative workweek by enjoying more flexibility in their work schedule than is available under a traditional eight-hour/five-day workweek. Here, ….

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