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A Primer on the Civil Litigation Process for Employment Plaintiffs

On TV, a case may be resolved in a single episode. People have their day in court just hours or even minutes after the case is filed. Unfortunately, this is not realistic. The real legal system is sometimes disorganized and involves backed-up court systems (especially because of COVID, which...

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Can I Be Fired for My Social Media Posts?

California is an “at will” employment state, meaning that employers can fire employees at will for any legal reason (or no reason), including for social media posts. However, there are a few exceptions. First, employers may not terminate employees for discriminatory (illegal) reasons. The National Labor Relations Board also...

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How to Choose an Employment Attorney

You may have been harassed, wrongfully fired, or otherwise mistreated by your employer. Your finances may be in disarray, and your mental health may have deteriorated. All you want is a calm, confident, winning attorney to take your employment law case—but when you Google “employment law attorneys,” all you...

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How Do Employment Lawyers Decide to Take a Case?

Many employment lawyers will offer a free case review or consultation before deciding whether to take a case. This is because most lawyers represent plaintiffs on a contingency basis, meaning they invest time—sometimes hundreds or thousands of hours over the course of multiple years—in a case in hopes they...

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A Dozen Interview Questions Your Future Employer Cannot Legally Ask You

You’re sitting at a job interview when your interview asks a personal question that makes your heart stop: Do you have to answer that question? Can the employer deny you a job based on your answer? We provide information on what you need to know below! Questions That Discriminate...

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¿Puede mi empleador exigirme que trabaje tiempo extra?

Usualmente parece que los empleados están a la entera disposición de sus empleadores, con poco control sobre cómo y cuándo trabajan. El aviso corto de turnos cancelados o horas extras obligatorias puede ser difícil de acomodar y puede causar problemas en la vida familiar y personal de un empleado....

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Las 8 formas más comunes de discriminación en el lugar de trabajo

Aunque la discriminación en el lugar de trabajo ha sido ilegal durante décadas, sigue sucediendo. La única manera de detener la discriminación en el lugar de trabajo es hablar sobre estos incidentes, llevar demandas judiciales y dar luz a las prácticas discriminatorias. A la mayoría de las empresas les...

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¿Cuáles son los sistemas de puntos para la asistencia al trabajo, y son legales?

Muchos empleadores han implementado las llamadas políticas de asistencia “sin culpa” que cuentan todas las ausencias—independientemente de la razón—contra los empleados, con un número específico de ausencias que conducen a la disciplina o incluso a la terminación. Estas políticas a veces se llaman las políticas razonables de asistencia. Si...