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Employment Law

Different Types of Employment Harassment and How to Defend Your Rights as an Employer

There are many different forms of workplace harassment.  With the many different interpretations, it could be difficult for even HR personnel to easily identify the signs. With careful understanding, however, workers can identify the most common forms of workplace discrimination, which could help to minimize the persecution. Discriminatory Harassment Every form of workplace discrimination is considered discriminatory in nature; however, unlike physical or verbal harassment, discrimination is usually defined by the intentions of the aggressor instead of how the act is carried out. When it comes to discrimination, the aggressor usually harasses the employee because he or she is a member of a...

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File a Wage and Hour Complaint in the State of California

In California, an employee can enforce his or her wage and hour rights by filing a complaint through the California Superior Court, Federal District Court, or directly with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement depending on various circumstances including the type of claims being asserted and whether there is an employment arbitration agreement. The wage and hours of an employee in California are protected under state and federal laws. Unbeknownst to many, these laws are not typically self-enforced and when a labor law has been violated, the worker will need to take action by filing a claim. Types of claims can...

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Identifying Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

A person who has experienced sexual harassment in the workplace will know that the feeling can be extremely uncomfortable and can present a multitude of internal and external complications. Depression, feeling anxious to return to work, and humiliation are some of the repercussions of undergoing an event that involved sexual harassment in the workplace. However, there are strict laws that govern legal actions for sexual harassment in the workplace. The term sexual harassment can be a very broad term. Identifying key elements of sexual harassment in the workplace can be beneficial when attempting to identify what laws can be used to...

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Worker Misclassification: How the Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court Case Can Affect You As An Employer

As an employer, it is important to understand that there are strict laws that serve to protect your rights and the rights of your employees. While there are certain laws that will serve to protect employers and employees, these laws can be complex and require that you as the employer follow certain guidelines. Further, these laws can also change from one year to another thus making it more critical to obtain current and informed advice. The State of California recently made a significant change with regard to how Court determine whether a worker has been misclassified as an independent contractor rather...

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