Fiscal Cliff

Today marks the final week of enhanced unemployment benefits due to the “fiscal cliff” in Washington, DC. California's Economic Development Department is currently providing benefits to over 400,000 recipients of state benefits. The “life span” of these benefits was 26 weeks. This was extended by 18 mon...

Cash Advancement for Employment Cases

Many of our clients ask about cash advances for their employment cases. Most of these requests come from wrongful termination and whistle blower cases,but victims of employer discrimination and harassment have bills to pay, too. Especially is this so when they are off work on workman's compensation disability....

Long Term Unemployment

As California's largest law firm representing employees only, we take a great interest in how long our clients take to get back to work. It affects their recovery; in many cases the trial, arbitration or mediation takes place before we know with certainty how much longer our clients are likely to be out of work...

Today we go off the track of “what’s the law on that” and talk a bit more about employment interviews and what you can expect to be asked in your next job interview…

These tips are taken from a recent Wall Street Journal article on the subject of inept hiring managers and interviewers. Some of the criticisms they've heard are interrupting interviews to answer phone calls, failing to take notes, talking down about their own companies, asking “gotcha” questions and ...

Marital Status Discrimination

California employees are protected against discrimination based on marital status by Government Code 12940(a).  This broad protection is further defined by 2 Cal C. Regs 7292.1(a) as an individuals state of marriage, non-marriage, divorce or dissolution, separation, widowhood, annulment, or other mari...