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Articles Posted in Employee Rights

How Does Contract Law Affect Your Employment Law Claim?
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Occasionally, contract law can affect an employment law claim. Contract law issues can arise when an arbitration agreement governs an employment dispute. When an employer seeks to enforce an arbitration agreement, an employee may argue they did not validly agree (i.e., assent) to the contract, or that the contract itself is so unconscionable that the…

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Do Arbitration Agreements Apply to Future Employment?
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Arbitration agreements require parties to resolve a dispute through arbitration rather than filing a lawsuit. When a person begins their employment with a new employer, they often must sign an agreement to arbitrate any disputes arising from their employment. Many arbitration agreements allow the employer to choose the arbitrator, which may disadvantage the employee. Typically,…

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How Does California’s Anti-SLAPP Law Apply to Employment Disputes?
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California’s anti-SLAPP law helps to identify and dismiss frivolous lawsuits that intend to hinder a person or entity from exercising their First Amendment right to freedom of speech and petition. To defend against a burdensome lawsuit, a defendant can file an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss the suit. An anti-SLAPP motion places the burden on the…

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California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act
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The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is a comprehensive civil rights law that protects individuals from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment and housing. FEHA covers a wide range of protected classes, including race, gender, disability, and sexual orientation, and applies to public and private employers, labor organizations, and employment agencies. FEHA Provides…

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Understanding California’s New Employment Laws in 2024
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California employment laws are constantly changing. The California legislature has enacted several new laws that will go into effect this year. Below is a guide to the most important changes in California employment law that you need to know. 2024 Developments in California Employment Law First, California has expanded its paid sick leave laws. Paid…

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What Constitutes Adverse Employment Action in California?
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What is an Adverse Employment Action? In the complex and ever-changing landscape of employment law, understanding what constitutes an “adverse employment action” is crucial for both employers and employees. As a leading Los Angeles employment law firm, the Hardin Law Group wants to clarify these often misunderstood aspects of employment law. This is particularly important…

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Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process
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Living with a disability in a world that so often does not reasonably accommodate those that need it, can feel incredibly disheartening. Fortunately, there are laws in place that create protections for American workers with disabilities. The protections afforded by both federal and state laws ensure equal opportunity for those with disabilities by creating guidelines…

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Fired on Leave, Now what?
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In the state of California, it can be very difficult to prove an unlawful firing. The reason for this is because the state has laws in place that categorizes most employment as at will. However, if you are terminated while on a protected leave, then you may be a victim of unlawful termination. Generally speaking,…

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What is Wrongful Termination?
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Losing a job is an incredibly stressful situation, especially when it occurs out of nowhere. If you believe you were wrongfully terminated from your California job, you may be entitled to lost wages. In order to determine whether or not you have been unlawfully fired, it is important to understand what constitutes wrongful termination. To…

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