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California's New Fair Pay Act Levels The Playing Field?

California’s New Fair Pay Act Levels The Playing Field?

Women in California who work full time are paid substantially less — a median 84 cents for every dollar — than men, according to a U.S Census Bureau report this year. In response to this fact Governor Jerry Brown signed one of the toughest pay equity laws in the nation. How does this new law work? California and the federal… Read more →

NEW YEAR, NEW LAWS: New 2014 California Employment Laws Benefit Employees and Burden Employers

NEW YEAR, NEW LAWS: New 2014 California Employment Laws Benefit Employees and Burden Employers

The California legislature has enacted several new laws for 2014 which will substantially impact the wage, hour, and employment law landscape. Courtesy of the CalChamber, below is a summary of several of the changes that will take effect at the start of 2014. Carlsbad and San Diego employees and employers should take note of the new laws as rights for… Read more →

Discrimination In The Work Place

Discrimination In The Work Place

We like to believe things are getting better when it comes to discrimination in our society, and in many ways they are. However, reports of workplace or employment discrimination claims in 4 of the last 5 years has shown an increase. Perhaps, it is the tougher economic times. Perhaps it is because more people are becoming aware of their legal… Read more →

Pregnancy Discrimination. The True Cost.

Pregnancy Discrimination. The True Cost.

Employment discrimination based on race, age, and gender are familiar to most of us. But, how about how you are treated when you are pregnant. This article shares that women do have legal rights in the workplace when pregnant. In fact, “in fiscal 2011, 5,797 pregnancy discrimination claims were filed with the EEOC, and $17.2 million was paid out by… Read more →