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Are Unpaid Internships Legal in California? The Low Down on Internships

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Many California college students and recent graduates are offered unpaid internships so they can “learn about” a particular industry. By some accounts, there are over 1.5 million unpaid interns working in the United States. But is it really legal to ask someone to work for no pay? The answer is maybe – under certain… Read More »

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Pumping at Work: California Expands Protections for Nursing Mothers in the Workplace (To All Workers in the State)

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

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 »

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U.S. Citizens Working Abroad for a Multinational Employer: Your Basic Rights

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

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 »

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When You’re Sick With a Medical Condition and Need Time Off: Who Is Entitled to Medical Leave Under California Law

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

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 »

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Can My Criminal Record Legally Prevent Me From Getting a Job in California?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

It is a fact that the conviction rates in America for African Americans and Hispanics are substantially higher rate than whites in the United States. So, if an employer declares it will not hire anyone with a criminal record–regardless of the circumstances or job-requirements–such a policy may have a measurable and adverse impact on… Read More »

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Intermittent Leave Under California Law: Your Rights When You Have an Ongoing Medical Condition

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Medical leave in California involves a complex web of state and federal regulations, in addition to whatever leave policies your individual employer maintains. It is worrisome enough to deal with a serious medical condition on your own, but the situation can become even more stressful if you are worried about losing your job while… Read More »

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All Workers Presumed to Be Employees (Unless the Employer Can Prove Otherwise): The State of Independent Contractors vs Employees in California

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Open the business section of any newspaper on a given day, and it is likely you’ll find a reference to our current “gig economy.” Gig what? Economists call the state of our current economy a “gig economy,” referencing the shift of individuals from traditional employment to working as independent contractors. And there may be… Read More »

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Reasonable Accommodation and the Rights of Disabled Employees in California

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Most employees working for employers of five (5) or more employees are covered under the state disability laws in California – and those working with bigger companies may also be covered under the federal disabilities laws . The Americans With Disabilities (ADA) covers businesses with at least 15 workers, while the California Fair Employment… Read More »

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Will California Take Steps to Stop “Familial Status” Discrimination?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Although laws prohibiting sex discrimination in employment have been on the books in California for decades, women still face an uphill battle in many workplaces to be free from discrimination. One reason for this is that while some employers may not harbor any bias against women in general, they may still feel that certain… Read More »

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What is the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and What Happens After I File a Complaint?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If you live and work in California, you may have questions about the state agencies that handle employment discrimination claims. More specifically, what is the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)? And if you do file a complaint, what is the process for moving forward once you get the complaint filed? We… Read More »

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