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How Do I Know If I’m Eligible For Severance Pay?

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Understanding whether you’re eligible for severance pay is crucial when transitioning from one job to another or facing the challenges of a layoff. Severance pay serves as a financial cushion and offers a bit of security during these uncertain times. To determine if you qualify for severance pay, it’s helpful to understand what exactly it…


Paternity Leave Laws in California

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Welcoming a new member to your family is one of life’s most exciting and transition-filled times. You’re bonding with your newborn and adjusting to the rhythms of parenthood while possibly juggling work — it can seem impossible to handle everything at once. That’s why understanding California laws surrounding paternity leave becomes such an essential factor…



Partner Larry Herrera to Speak at OCBA Labor and Employment Law Meeting

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On November 13, 2023 from 12PM-1:15PM, Sessions & Kimball Partner Larry E. Herrera will be speaking at the OCBA Labor and Employment Law Section Meeting. Topic: Exploring Evidence Issues in Employment Litigation Come learn about common issues during a case’s discovery phase such as: Past medical and employment records, employment disability records, disability insurance records,…


California’s Equal Pay Act: What To Do if You’re Not Being Paid Equally

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California’s Equal Pay Act is a groundbreaking piece of legislation designed to help combat wage discrimination across various industries. In essence, this act requires employers to pay employees the same rate of compensation, regardless of their gender, race, or ethnicity, when they are performing substantially similar work that requires similar skill, effort, and responsibility: “Equal…


Racial Discrimination at Work: What To Do

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Racial discrimination in the workplace is illegal and deeply unjust, but violations unfortunately continue to occur. This happens when an employee or job applicant is treated unfavorably due to their race. Not only can such behavior lead to reduced morale, it also goes against protections enforced under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)…