Category Archives: Labor Laws, Employment Law

A Simple Guide to Exempt vs Non-Exempt Employees

Employment Status Advice from a Bay Area Lawyer

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Every business owner or manager wants what is the best for the company with their primary objective being maximized profits. One of the most valuable assets for a successful business are hard working employees that are competent, time oriented, practice high levels of due diligence, and highly reliable. Such employees will ensure that there is minimal waste and that the production rate is high and efficient. Continue reading

How The California Fair Pay Act Works

Clarification From a San Francisco Employment Lawyer

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Employers in California are now under one of the strictest and most aggressive, equal pay laws in America. Under the new Fair Pay Act, employees will be restricted from paying their employees of the opposite sex lower pay rates for substantially similar work. Initially, the law was limited. It restricted employees from paying their employees of the opposite sex within the same establishment. The employer’s burden of defense has also been increased. They must be able to prove that the pay differential is due to a reasonable application, such as a merit system, seniority system, or a factor such as education level, and a system that measures earnings by quality or quantity of production. This new law expands the exposure of the employees through the following ways. Continue reading

What To Do If You Are Injured At Work

San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses On-the-Job Accident Compensation

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If you are injured at work, you should inform your supervisor immediately, as it’s necessary for your compensation process to begin. You also want to ensure to keep copies of your medical forms. This is necessary for the compensation process to run smoothly. The copies can be used where evidence will be required. Continue reading

Filing a Discrimination Complaint in California

San Francisco Employment Lawyer Discusses Discrimination Complaints

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Workplace discrimination can take many forms, including lack of promotion, unwarranted poor performance reviews and unfair hiring practices. Many Bay Area employees feel helpless in the face of workplace discrimination; fortunately, however, an experienced employment lawyer can assist you in filing your claim to receive compensation. Continue reading

California Enacts the Nation’s Highest Statewide Minimum Wage Increase

San Francisco Among First California Cities to See Higher Minimum Wage

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On April 4, 2016, both California and New York enacted laws raising minimum wage to $15 per hour. New York’s law makes exceptions for different regions of the state, but California’s increase will apply to everyone (in time). There are several important aspects of the bill that may affect employment law in the coming years. Continue reading

Workplace Safety Tips Every Employee Should Know

Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Workplace Safety Tips for Avoiding Accidentsworkplace-injuries-Miami

Building contractors, factory workers, executives, architects and admins all need to protect themselves on the job. But what are the real and tangible risks associated with your job? What can you and your coworkers do to eliminate or at least substantially reduce risk of injury at the workplace? Continue reading

Bay Area Lawyer Discusses Harassment, Bullying, and Title IX Protections

Title IX is an Important Resource for Students, Parents, and Harassment Lawyers

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Title IX is a federal law that affects all areas of education, including recruitment, admissions, and what happens in classrooms. Per this crucial law, students, teachers and others in the system are granted protections from sexual harassment or bullying due to sex or gender identity. If protections are not upheld it is crucial that an injury lawyer is consulted to ensure those involved have an understanding of the law, what it means, and how they can rectify the problem. Continue reading