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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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Understanding Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

Understanding California Wrongful Termination Lawsuits Being fired from a job is never easy, and especially if you think you have been wrongfully terminated. If you feel like your rights have been violated, you may be entitled to a wrongful termination lawsuit. Before hiring a wrongful termination lawyer, let’s look at ….

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What Does California “At-Will” Employment Mean?

What is “At-Will” Employment? According to the California Labor Code, California is an at-will employment state.  But what is this rule? And what does it mean for hourly or salaried employees?  You may be wondering if this means that you can be fired for any reason and whether you have ….

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Everything You Need to Know About Taking a Leave of Absence

Everything You Need to Know About Taking a Leave of Absence There are numerous reasons why you may need to take an extended leave from work: the birth of a child, military service, dealing with your own illness or caring for a family member who has a serious health condition, ….

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How to File a Class Action Lawsuit Against an Employer

How to File a Class Action Lawsuit Against an Employer A class action lawsuit is a representative action that can protect the rights of numerous workers affected by one employer – here’s how to begin the process of filing  a class action lawsuit. You’ve likely received one of those little ….

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How Does the Equal Pay Act Affect Employers & Employees?

How Does the Equal Pay Act Affect Employers & Employees? There are several key points in the Federal Equal Pay Act and the California Fair Pay Act that admirably support employee rights and minimize the ability of an employer to discriminate when setting employee pay rates. The struggle for equality ….

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Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Sexual harassment in the workplace violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 but it continues to happen with regularity today. The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) has created specific guidelines as to what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace ….

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Justice, Served: An Interview with a Civil Rights Attorney

We interviewed civil rights attorney, Alicia Olivares, to get her insights on civil rights Did you start your career as a civil rights attorney? How has it evolved over time? Yes, I did. During law school, I worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles, a nonprofit organization that ….

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Overtime Requirements in California

If you currently earn an hourly wage and work in the state of California, there are specific labor laws in place that govern the hourly compensation amount you must be paid based on the hours you work, regardless of the amount of hours shown on your timesheet. California overtime laws ….

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