Protecting Against Harassment and Hostile Work Environment

Posted by Joe Sayas | Apr 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Q:        I have worked for this company for over 10 years and I have a good record. My employer recently hired another employee who is making me uncomfortable. When I am on a lunch break, they would come up to me while I am eating and show me sexually inappropriate photos from their phone or tel...

How to Know if an Employment Termination is “Wrongful”

Posted by Joe Sayas | Mar 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

Q:      I worked in a company for over 10 years. A new supervisor and I do not get along. Last week, the company let me go without any explanation. I don't have any disciplinary record. Can the company just fire me without a good reason? A:        Yes, an employer may fire an employee without a ...

Personal Injuries and Your Rights at Work

Posted by Joe Sayas | Mar 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

            Q:        I was severely injured in a recent car accident while returning to work on an errand. I had to undergo multiple surgeries. I missed several weeks of work and will need more time off for treatments. I am afraid to tell my employer about my need for more time off because I mig...

Protecting Consumers’ Right to Privacy Online

Posted by Joe Sayas | Feb 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

In 2010, Facebook instituted an update to its site called "Open Graph,” which introduced Facebook users to a "Like" button that they could click to show to their networks their interests and activities anywhere on the internet. When users updated to Open Graph, this allowed Facebook to gather dat...

New Laws Taking Effect in 2022

Posted by Joe Sayas | Jan 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Minimum Wage Increases Effective Jan. 1, 2022, the California state minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees. For employers with 25 or fewer employees, the minimum wage will increase to $14 per hour. Some local cities and counties may have higher minimum...

Company Policy Versus the Law of Reasonable Accommodation

Posted by Joe Sayas | Jul 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mykyn Woods worked as a Senior Community Manager for Greystar Management Services, a property management company with offices all over the United States. Less than a year after she started working for Greystar, Woods was injured in a vehicle accident. She sustained herniated discs, and ruptures o...

Being On-Call May Entitle You to Additional Pay  

Posted by Joe Sayas | Jun 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Alexia Herrera worked as a Sales Associate at Zumiez, Inc., a retail store in Chico, California. Zumiez scheduled Herrera and other employees for work according to two scheduling policies. First, Zumiez scheduled employees for "Show-Up" shifts, requiring the employees to physically report for sch...

When Employees Refuse Employer’s Illegal Instructions

Posted by Joe Sayas | Jun 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Shujun Qiu was hired by Three Rivers Provider Network Inc. as its controller. Throughout her employment, Qui excelled at her job and her employer had no complaints about her performance. She was eventually promoted to corporate treasurer.                           On the fifth month of her emplo...

Are You Harmed if Your Paystubs are Incomplete?

Posted by Joe Sayas | May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Julie Gunther started working as a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines in 2015. In 2017, she sued her employer in a class action, claiming that Alaska Airlines did not provide her with accurate itemized paystubs. This led her to question whether she was in fact paid properly for all the hours sh...

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