Author: Sessions & Kimball

Distinct Roles for Workers’ Comp, Disability

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: When my husband was self employed, we obtained disability insurance. This is a combination of state disability and workers’ compensation insurance, correct? A: “California law requires employers to...

Whistle‑Blower Rights

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Whistle‑blowers do have rights! Recently, three former aerospace employees were awarded $45.3 million when they were fired after reporting flaws in the construction of aircraft. Courts have awarded whistle-blowers...

Dictating Vacation May Preserve Jobs

by Patrick E. Turner Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: I work for a company struggling because of a downturn in sales. To avoid potential layoffs, management is requiring us to take all accrued vacation by the end of the year, and all salaried...

Company Can Enforce Its Holiday Policy

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: Our company was given the entire Christmas week off, exempt and non exempt employees alike. Only one and a half of those days were paid as holiday. The other three and a half days had to be taken as vacation or...

Illegal to Combine Meal & Rest Breaks

by Patrick E. Turner Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: I work in a medical office with a new administrator. We’ve always been allowed to take rest breaks with our lunch breaks due to what’s otherwise an unpredictable morning and...