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Traveling For Work with Your Boss and Sexual Harassment: A (Potential) Recipe for Disaster

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

All California employers should have a comprehensive policy to prevent sexual harassment. Depending on the nature of the employer’s business, such policies may need to cover more than strictly in-office conduct. If employees are required to travel as part of their official duties, the employer should take steps to preempt any potentially harassing or… Read More »

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My Employer Has a “No Fault” Attendance Policy: Now What?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If your employer has a written attendance policy, you need to carefully review all of its terms. Many California employers adopt a so-called “no-fault” attendance policy that assigns points for any unexcused absence regardless of the cause. Under these policies, the idea is that when an employee reaches or exceeds a certain points threshold,… Read More »

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How Does the ADAAA Protect Me If I Need Additional Time Off from Work for My Medical Condition?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

California workers often need time off to deal with a medical illness or disability. There are a number of state and federal laws protecting a worker’s right to take a certain amount of paid and unpaid medical leave. Some employers may also offer additional leave through employment agreements and written policies. But even if… Read More »

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California State Law Bars Use of Salary History in Attempts to Justify Paying California Women Less Than Men

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

“What is your current salary?” “What are your salary expectations?” “What did you make at your last job” For many job seekers, these have historically been expected question at any job interview. However, with the passage of California’s AB 168 (which led to the creation of California Labor Code section 432.3), and as of… Read More »

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Can A California Employer Fire Someone For Having A Workplace Romance?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Forbes magazine reports results from a recent survey finding that four out of 10 employees have dated someone at work; 17 percent have done it twice. But what about those workplace policies banning fraternization or interoffice relationships? Are they legal? And can you be subject to disciplinary action (or even termination) if your employer… Read More »

EqualPay

California Women Continue to Struggle for Equal Pay in Public, Private Employment

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

“Equal pay for equal work” has been a longstanding goal of federal and state laws designed to eliminate the wage gap between men and women in the workplace. Unfortunately, simply passing laws does not magically undo the effects of decades of employment discrimination. Even in California, a state that is noted for its progressive… Read More »

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Working with a Disability: Your Rights as a Employee in California

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

With the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act nearly three decades ago, employees working for covered employers gained protections from discrimination on the basis of their disability as well as assurances of the rights to accommodations for their disability. In California, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) contains even stronger protections for… Read More »

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