Will Californians Who Refuse Work Because of Coronavirus Still Get Unemployment Benefits?

The San Francisco Chronicle reported recently that people who decline work (their old job or a new one) may still be entitled to unemployment compensation, “according to new guidelines from the California Employment Development Department (EDD).” Essentially, the California EDD guidelines state that workers ge...

Can Workers Get Paid Sick Leave In California During The Pandemic?

The Los Angeles Times reported on April 16 2020 that Governor Newsom signed an executive order which requires that food sector employers with 500 or more employees must provide “two weeks of supplemental paid sick leave for full-time workers who contract COVID-19 or are exposed to the virus and need to isolate themse...

What Are The Various Types Of Discriminatory Harassment?

Online harassment which can provide the basis for an employee lawsuit against an employer who permits or the harassment or fails to stop or monitor the harassment after becoming aware of the improper conduct includes: According to I-Sight, a business software company, discriminatory harassment focuses on the intent ...

Can Posting On Social Media Affect Your Employment Law Claim?

Many businesses such as professional offices, restaurants, retail stores, and hotels use social media to promote their products and services. Many employees have their own Facebook. LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Employees should understand that employers may review their social medical accounts before hiri...

What Sexual Harassment Training Is Required During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

In California, SB-1343 requires that employers who have five or more employees provide: To non-managerial employees - One hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training To managerial employees – Two hours of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training According to the Depar...

Was it Wrong for Amazon to Fire a Worker Who Protested Unsafe Working Conditions?

The Guardian reported on March 31, 2020, that a New York worker for Amazon was fired for protesting unsafe COVID-19 working conditions. Strikers in Staten Island had demanded that Amazon close its JFK8 warehouse for cleaning – after there were reports that several employees had tested positive for the novel coronavir...