Wrongful Termination Cases in California

Employment and Labor Law

Wrongful Termination Under California Law Author: James Baker Editor: Dustin L. Collier The presumption in most employment agreements is that an employer can terminate or demote an employee “at-will,” or at any time for any reason.  Despite this presumption, the law does afford a remedy for employees demoted or wrongfully terminated for refusing to comply with an…

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Discrimination Under California Law and the Methods of Proving It

Employment and Labor Law

Authored by: James Baker, Discrimination Analyst Edited by: Dustin Collier Overview of California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act Anti-Discrimination Provisions California Government Code section 12940(a) prohibits discrimination in hiring practices or treatment in the workplace based upon: race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender,…

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Are You Receiving Proper Paystubs/Wage Statements? California Labor Code Section 226 Imposes Strict Requirements and Penalties on Employers

Employment and Labor Law

California Labor Code section 226 sets stringent requirements for employers with regard to employee paystubs.  These documents we are all accustomed to receiving are heavily regulated and many employers neglect or willfully fail to comply with these requirements.  Learn here whether you are receiving proper wage statements and what to do if you are not….

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Is your Landlord failing to make timely repairs? Take action to enforce your rights under California’s implied warranty of habitability/tenantability!

Landlord / Tenant Law

SUMMARY: In California, the “implied warranty of habitability” provides one of the most critical arrows in the tenant’s quiver, and it requires every Landlord in the State to meet certain minimum requirements with regard to maintenance and upkeep of the apartment.  A tenant deprived of timely and reasonable repairs has several options at their disposal…

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Labor Code Sections 201-203: Employer Must Pay All Wages Due at Termination/Resignation or Pay Penalties!

Employment and Labor Law

California Labor Code section 201(a) provides, in pertinent part, as follows: “(a)   If an employer discharges an employee, the wages earned and unpaid at the time of discharge are due and payable immediately.” California Labor Code section 202(a) then provides, in pertinent part, as follows:  “(a)  If an employee not having a written contract for a…

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Personal Injury Basics – Negligence Law, The Foundation for All Injury Claims

Personal Injury Law

When people of think of injury law, they can imagine a wide variety of catastrophic circumstances.  Car accident, plane crash, electrical fire, accident on the shop floor of a manufacturing facility, medical malpractice – there are virtually limitless ways in which people become injured in our extraordinarily complex society.  These injuries often give rise to litigation over who or what caused the accident,…

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Using the Employer’s Bad Acts Towards Others As Evidence in Discrimination, Hostile Environment Harassment, and Retaliation Claims

Employment and Labor Law

Many employees come to me seeking to bring a discrimination, hostile environment harassment, or retaliation claim against their employer.  Often, the best evidence we have of the employer’s unlawful motive comes from circumstantial evidence of the employer discriminating against or retaliating against others.  To see a recent post I created related to the use of circumstantial…

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