Author: Sessions & Kimball

Employer Can Giveth and Taketh Away

by Patrick E. Turner Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: If a salaried employee with the same company for 18 years has earned three weeks of paid vacation, received for the past 8 to 10 years, can the employer suddenly cut a week of this paid...

There Are Some Things Employers Can’t Ask

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “When a job applicant is providing information, is an employer allowed to ask whether he has ever filed for unemployment?” A: “A variety of laws restrict employers from asking certain questions in...

COBRA Outlives Demise of Employer

by Patrick Mortimer Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: I’ve been getting medical and dental insurance through COBRA with 8 months of eligibility left. My former employer is going or has gone out of business. Will this affect my COBRA? Is he...

Proving Your Case

by Don D. Sessions Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Greg Buckner enjoyed working at the same company for 13 years, at least until he got a new supervisor. Then he was subjected to a regular pattern of racial comments, epithets and slurs. Finally, he...

Rights Depend on Type of Employment

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: What rights and protections do firefighters or police officers (and their families) have if they are hurt on the job? A: “Historically, employees were placed in a difficult situation when injured on the job,...