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What is Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment?

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Quid pro quo is a Latin phrase that means “this for that.” In the workplace, quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when a supervisor offers an employee some type of work-related benefit that is contingent upon the exchange of sexual favors. This type of harassment is specifically forbidden under California statutes, and supervisors who engage…


Are Non-Competes Enforceable in California?

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It’s not uncommon for an individual to lose their job or decide to take a new job only to realize they signed a contract which contains a non-compete clause, prohibiting them from working in a certain industry or location for an extended period of time. If you find yourself in this position and you think…


California Overtime Laws

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Working overtime, taking care of your family, and finding time to socialize is difficult in this fast-paced modern world that we live in. This balance is even more challenging and frustrating if your employee is withholding pay by not paying you overtime when you’re entitled to it. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s…


Partner Sam Nielson to speak at OCBA event

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Our partner Samuel Nielson will instruct other attorneys during the Orange County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section’s annual case updates meeting. The event is a live webinar on Monday, January 24th, starting at noon. Click here to register.


Is Gender Discrimination Illegal in California?

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In California, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an individual on the basis of sex or gender. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protects individuals, mandating that an employer cannot discriminate against anyone based on sex, gender, gender identity, or gender expression. What Does Gender Discrimination Look Like? Gender discrimination…


5 Dangers Caused by Too Much Overtime

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Employees working overtime can provide great benefits to employers and to themselves. Overtime allows employees to receive additional pay at a higher rate than their normal wage, and it can keep employers’ deadlines on track. However, employees who work overtime consistently and excessively can also face dangerous outcomes. The following are some of the dangers…