Category: Job Loss

Can an Independent Contractor Sue for Wrongful Termination?

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Increasingly, employers in today’s economy are hiring what they call “independent contractors” rather than “employees” to work on their behalf. This is especially the case with younger workers who may be brought on for a specific project or period of time. In California, we see this quite often in the tech and creative worlds, and…



Orange County Severance Pay

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You deserve severance pay! Contrary to the advice of the few books on this topic, you have every right to receive or increase severance pay, especially when your employer wants you to sign a full release of your rights. Termination of employment is not just a disappointment, but an opportunity as well.  It’s a chance…


Orange County Employee Reinstatement Rights

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Reinstatement Rights After Medical Leave After enduring a long convalescence, that humdrum job never looked so good! Know your employee reinstatement rights. 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…


Orange County Layoff Notice Info

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So your pink slip literally arrives out of the blue? You may have a right to advance notice of a layoff. The notice must be in writing specify the layoff date and state whether bumping rights exist and other information. The federal Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires employers of 100 or more employees…


Orange County Employment Mediation

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On the world scene, peace talks are usually considered a better way to attempt resolution of disputes than armed conflict. Similarly in the workplace, mediation may be a better way to resolve workplace disputes than fighting it out in court. Mediation is non‑binding, informal, and quick. The mediator is typically an attorney or retired judge…