Genetics information and employment law

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), forbids employment discrimination based on genetic information. The law went into effect on November 21, 2009 during the President Obama Administration. The law prohibits using genetic inf...

Employment Attorney for JP Morgan Chase Employees

JP Morgan Chase Bank – Dedicated California Plaintiff-Side Employment Attorneys JP Morgan Chase Bank (Chase Bank) is one of the largest investment banking and financial services provider in the country.  It has over 256,000 employees and boasts total assets of over $2.687 Trillion.  That is trillion with a “T...

Employment Attorney for Google Employees

Alphabet (Google) Employment Violations – Plaintiff’s Side Employment Attorneys Over the last several years, we have noticed an uptick in the number of employment discrimination lawsuits against California companies.  For example, as recent as a few weeks ago, a San Francisco Appeals court ruled that Google (and ...

California Legislature Passes Historic Bill Expanding Family and Medical Leave Rights

The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) is a state law which supplements the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. The CFRA was recently amended (SB-1383 Unlawful employment practice: California Family Rights Act.) to cover many more employees. The updated law was just approved by the 2019–2020 legislature and when i...

The Difference between the EEOC and the California DFEH

The EEOC is the Equal Employment Opportunity Council. DFEH is the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. The EEO is a federal agency while DFEH is a state agency. Both agencies administer and enforce discrimination laws against employers. Generally, employees are advised to seek legal counsel if there...

California Non-Compete Laws for Employees

We receive many calls about non-compete agreements throughout California, primarily in Silicon Valley area. There is new law that greatly helps employees compete with former employers after they leave a company – voluntarily or involuntarily. California takes the position, by law, that they will not restrict anyone...

Governor Newsome Announces Paid Sick Leave for California food Workers During the Pandemic and Other Consumer Protections

On August 16, 2020 Governor Newsome signed an executive order to help California food service workers during the COVID-19 health crisis. The protections apply to food workers for large employers by providing two weeks of paid sick leave. The order supplements a federal relief order that provides similar paid sick leave...

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 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...