Category: General

Are Unpaid Internships Legal In California?

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It’s fairly common for many companies to look for unpaid interns to help do some of the more menial tasks that need to be accomplished. The typical demographic of an intern is often a student who is looking for special skills while still in school. They are generally not worried about being paid because they…


Sessions and Kimball Employment Law Firm in Mission Viejo is Participating in the 2016 Labor and Employment Law Symposium

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Join us at the 2016 Labor and Employment Law Symposium in Orange, CA on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Hiedi DeGroot, Partner, and Nicole Nguyen, litigator, from our firm, will be speaking at the event, discussing how to deal with violence in the workplace. You can see a full schedule below. Register online at ocbar.org Registration:…


Mission Viejo Employee Reinstatement Rights

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After enduring a long convalescence, that humdrum job never looked so good! An employee may have a right to be reinstated to a former job upon returning from medical leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act generally applies to an employee who has worked for an employer with over 50 employees for at least 12 months….


Orange County Employment Interview Questions

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Illegal Questions of Gender and Disability could be a form of Orange County Employment Discrimination “It’s none of your business,” you may feel like saying when an overly personal question is asked by a prospective employer.  Actually, some of these questions may even be illegal. It’s improper to ask about your sexual preference, marital status,…


Orange County Employment Interview Questions Part 1

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What about Illegal Questions of Citizenship, Ancestry, Relatives? Can prospective employers ask personal questions in an interview? Laws say “No,” because some may indicate a discriminatory motive; possibly Orange County employment discrimination. Employers can’t ask if you intend to become a citizen or require naturalization or alien registration prior to employment. Through a site like…


At-Will Employment in Orange County has Exceptions

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“You’re fired!  For any reason or no reason, you’re an at‑will employee and I’m the boss.” Have you heard that before?  Do employers really have that power? You may not like to hear it, but they do.  They can fire you for any reason or no reason, but with two important exceptions. First, there must…