Monthly Archives: October 2018
The Ministerial Exception: Can Employees Working for Religious Institutions Sue for Discrimination in California?
Federal and state anti-discrimination laws cover most private employers in California. Among other things, this means an employer cannot fire an employee on the basis of their sex or religious beliefs. But the courts have carved out an important exception to these laws for religious institutions: the ministerial exemption/exception. As explained by the U.S…. Read More »
Pumping at Work: California Expands Protections for Nursing Mothers in the Workplace (To All Workers in the State)
So, you’re finally ready to go back to work after giving birth to your child, but what are you going to do about pumping? Mothers returning to work following childbirth may worry about balancing the difficulties with continuing to nurse their child while maintaining a full-time job. Recently, the California legislature enacted new rules… Read More »
Move over, Dora the Explorer. You’ve finally done it! You’re a U.S. Citizen who got the job offer to work abroad. Before you start packing your bags for the big move, take a minute to consider what laws may apply (and protect) you as a U.S. Citizen working abroad. What Laws May Protect Me… Read More »
When You’re Sick With a Medical Condition and Need Time Off: Who Is Entitled to Medical Leave Under California Law
Life happens. Maybe it is your own serious medical condition or that of an immediate family member. When a medical emergency occurs, the last thing on your mind may be the worry of whether you will come back to a job. Luckily for employees in California, both federal and state laws require that most… Read More »