Am I Allowed More or Longer Breaks if I Have to Pump at Work?

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the United States Department of Labor enforces the “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” law. Knowing your rights as a nursing employee and communicating with your boss early on are two essential stages in preparing for a triumphant return to work. Since 2010, the government “Break Time for Nursing […]

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Can I lose my Job if I Get Pregnant?

Many California continues to worry about whether they can lose their jobs because they got pregnant or require maternity leave. The short answer to those questions is no! Employers in the United States are not authorized to fire employees due to pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and Family and […]

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Upon Return to Work, What Accommodations May Be Requested?

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown everyone out of orbit as far as their ability to trust their employers and their ability to find work that suits their needs. It is understandable that the average Long Beach workplace attorney is receiving an extra dose of work at this point in time as employees begin to wonder […]

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Can My Employer Ask Me to Prove COVID-19 Vaccination?

With rising concerns about the COVID-19 delta variant spreading across the nation, many employers are requiring their employees to provide proof that they have been vaccinated or require that they wear masks and comply with routine COVID-19 testing.  The U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local public health authorities, […]

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4 Things to Do If You’re Sexually Harassed At Work

If you have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, you’re not alone. Employees throughout the United States experience sexual harassment daily. In 2019, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 7,514 sexual harassment charges.   What Is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace? Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination that violates Title VII of […]

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Was I Wrongfully Terminated?

Was I Wrongfully Terminated? Being laid off from your job can be a huge surprise, especially if you feel you’ve been unfairly dismissed. While your employer has the right to dismiss you, you can challenge the dismissal and sue your employer if they do so unfairly. Exceptions to At-Will Employment In California, most employment relationships […]

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