California Employees Are Protected When Serving on Jury Duty, Part 1

After 19 years of employment, the employee was terminated for attending jury service. Throughout her 19 years of working…

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California Employees Are Protected When Serving on Jury Duty, Part 2

January 2009 - Employee is issued a disciplinary memo for taking a rest break over the allowed period of…

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California Employees Are Protected When Serving on Jury Duty, Part 3

February 2009 - The day employee reported back to work after serving on jury duty, the Store Manager informed…

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California Disability Laws Cover Chronic Asthma

Employer contends that employee was terminated for failure to report to or call work for three consecutive days, which…

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Uniform Maintenance

I handled a case on behalf of an employee who was not reimbursed for the maintenance of his uniform.…

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Employee On Call or Standby time is Compensable in California

I handled a case on behalf of an employee who was not compensated for "on-call" or "standby time." The…

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Analysis of Equitable Estoppel and Family Medical Leave Act (Part 1 of 2)

As a California Employment Attorney, I recently handled a case on behalf of an employee who worked for an…

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Analysis of Equitable Estoppel and Family Medical Leave Act (Part 2 of 2)

Family Medical Leave Act applied to this employer who employed more than fifty employees within a 75-mile radius. Therefore,…

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Chronic Asthma is a Covered Disability in California

Employee was hired directly by employer in July 2006 to work as a Service Order Writer at its El…

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Resident Apartment Managers Rights Under California Wage & Hour Laws

California Labor Code §1182.8 provides: "No employer shall be in violation of any provision of any applicable order of the Industrial…

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Every Minute Counts

In California, employers cannot shave off time from the hours worked by an employee. For example, if an employee’s…

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Resources

Legal Thomson - West (formerly West Group)U.S. CourtsWestlawCalifornia LawsThe State Bar of California - Labor and Employment SectionAmerican Civil…

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