April 10th is Equal Pay Day in the United States. The day is not marked to celebrate the fact that women have finally closed the gender wage gap. No, Equal Pay Day simply marks the day on which women have Read More
April 10, 2018 Category: wages
For 25 years.
The #MeToo movement has made it very clear that many sexual harassment cases are settled privately between parties. Since these sexual harassment settlement agreements contain non-disclosure provisions, victims of sexual harassment are prohibited from discussing any details of the case. Read More
March 28, 2018 Category: Sexual Harassment
In January, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act became law, making it legal for adults to consume, purchase, and grow limited amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Since medical marijuana was already legal in the state, this law essentially decriminalizes Read More
March 13, 2018 Category: Discrimination
Men and women who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace continue to come forward with their stories. For many of these victims, it is too late to pursue legal action against their employers. While victims of sexual harassment do Read More
February 12, 2018 Category: Sexual Harassment
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are joining together to advocate for female workers across the country. Working together, Democratic and Republican officials have successfully introduced bills in both the House and Senate that would prohibit employers from using forced arbitration in Read More
February 1, 2018 Category: Sexual Harassment
Can California employers fire someone because they are obese? Is obesity considered a disability that is protected under the law? These are important questions for Ketryn Cornell. Cornell, a former employee of the Berkeley Tennis Club, recently filed a disability Read More
When you apply for a new job in California you may notice that the job application is a little bit different than it used to be. As of January 1, 2018, employers are no longer allowed to ask applicants about Read More
January 5, 2018 Category: Discrimination
California employees who work for small companies may soon be able to take unpaid leave after the birth of a child without worrying about losing their job. State lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to extend this protection, which is currently only available Read More
December 28, 2017 Category: Uncategorized
The federal government is attempting to strip the rights of immigrants across the country. At the same time, some states, including California, are ramping up efforts to protect them. According to the American Immigration Council, immigrants make up a quarter Read More
December 2, 2017 Category: Uncategorized
Between the outpouring of allegations against some of the most famous men in our country and the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment in the workplace is finally getting much-needed attention. As a result, sexual harassment victims are being encouraged to step Read More
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