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Are You Being Denied Reimbursements for Work from Home Expenses?

We are living in a time where a worldwide pandemic has forced much of the workforce to convert living rooms and bedrooms into long-term home offices. Although working from home has some benefits, it has added a number of additional expenses that would not be present while working at...

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Can Your Employer Require You to Get Vaccinated?

As vaccinations spread and California starts to re-open, we expect to see a rise of litigation relating employers illegally requiring their employees to choose between their health and the jobs. For instance, last week, a woman sued her previous employer for terminating her after she sought accommodations to protect...

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What is Family Responsibilities Discrimination?

Is it Illegal to Discriminate Based on Family or Parental Status? In California, it is illegal to discriminate against an employee because of their role as a caregiver for a child, parent, or person with disabilities. This is known as family responsibilities discrimination (“FRD”). Family status discrimination is not...

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The IRS Will Pay You to Report Tax Fraud

According to a new bombshell report by the New York Times, a whistleblower has come forward testifying that Credit Suisse, who previously settled claims with the U.S. Government that it helped rich Americans hide money from the IRS and evade taxes, continued to brazenly help these individuals continue to...

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What Makes Me a Whistleblower?

Finding out that your employer is breaking the law is stressful. Will you lose your job if you complain? Will you be iced out of meetings or reassigned? People are rightfully worried about retaliation and fear speaking up. If you are one of the brave people who want to...

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PPP Whistleblowers Are Key to Stopping Fraud

The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), created as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is a crucial Covid-19 relief effort. Because the program is vulnerable to fraud whistleblowers are key to ensuring that taxpayers are not defrauded. The PPP gives monetary assistance to...

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¿Puede su empleador obligarlo a hablar inglés?

Las leyes federales y estatales contra la discriminación cubren muchos grupos protegidos, entre ellos la raza, el género, el sexo, y la religión. Lo que muchos empleados no se dan cuenta o aprecian es que estas leyes también prohíben la discriminación basada en el origen nacional. La Discriminación de...

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Can My Employer Prohibit Me From Speaking Languages Other than English at Work?

The Federal and State anti-discrimination laws cover many protected groups, including race, gender, sex, and religion. What many employees do not realize or appreciate is that these laws also prohibit discrimination based on national origin. The EEOC has taken the position that discrimination based on national origin discrimination includes discrimination based on an employee...

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What is the Difference Between Bullying & Harrassment in the Workplace?

Bullying is a hot topic in America. The word evokes an image of a playground bully, humiliating you and diminishing your self-esteem. What is the difference between workplace bullying and illegal discrimination? When does bullying meet the legal requirements of a hostile work environment? The concepts of bullying, harassment,...