Author: Sessions & Kimball

Employer is Required to Give Them a Break

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: The company I work for has both hourly and salaried employees. We all work 8½ hours per day, but since we receive a paid hour for lunch, we have been told that we are not entitled to any breaks. Is this legal? A:...

Staff Deserves 2 Breaks a Day Under the Law

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: Our employer would like to eliminate the employee morning and afternoon breaks. We do not work for four continuous hours, so the employer says we don’t need the break. We have an hour lunch break; however,...

Laid-Off Woman May Have Bias Case

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: I was laid off after my employer lost a major account. I was the first person to be hired to work on this account, am in good standing with my employer and have been told I will be rehired at the first opportunity....

Know Your Options If You’ve Faced Discrimination

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Martin Luther King would have turned over in his grave had he read Herdie Baisden’s article, “Advice for Unemployed Black Professionals” in a recent issue of this publication. Mr. Baisden, a...

Proving Age Bias is Hard but Not Impossible

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “How do you prove age discrimination? If you’re applying for jobs and you sense you’re being screened out for being overqualified, is that legal? After a career in the private sector, I want to...