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    Can I Sue My Employer in California?

    Posted on Monday, January 29, 2024

    As workers, we expect our employers and colleagues to treat us with respect at all times, creating a working environment that is safe and welcoming. When an employer oversteps a boundary or violates employment laws, it can feel like a significant betrayal. In these uncomfortable situations, wo...

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    California Minimum Wage in 2024

    Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024

    According to the US Inflation Calculator, in 2023, inflation, or the rise in the cost of goods and services, was 6.4%. To keep up with the constantly rising costs of labor, materials, real estate, and consumer items, the minimum wage should go up accordingly. In fact, the state has raised the ...

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    Can an Employer Force You To Travel?

    Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

    In basic terms, an employer cannot force you to travel on your job without your consent. Both federal and state employment legislation takes this factor into account.  For example, the U.S. Departme...

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    Paternity Leave in California 2023

    Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2023

    Much attention is directed toward the time a new mother can take off work to bond with her child, care for the newborn, breastfeed, and more. However, what about fathers? Fathers also want time at home with their new addition to the family to bond and help out with care. How does this work whe...

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    Can I Sue My Employer for Emotional Distress?

    Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2023

    Many jobs can be stressful, whether you are expected to work long hours, do not get along with your boss, or have other issues. It is normal for employees to feel routine stress, but a work environment should never be unhealthy enough to cause serious emotional distress for employees. Sometimes, an employer will have...


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