The Mental Health Consequences of a Hostile Work Environment

October 26th, 2022 by JML-law
No one should have to worry about facing harassment or bullying in the workplace. Both California law and federal law prohibit hostile work environments to ensure workers have the right to work in environments where they feel reasonably safe and...

California Supreme Court Decision May Influence Future Workplace Retaliation Cases

September 27th, 2022 by JML-law
It’s illegal in California for employers to retaliate against whistleblowers. If an employee files complaints regarding everything from discrimination to safety violations, or if they simply cooperate with investigators who may be looking into such matters, their employer can’t respond...

Questions an Employer Should Not Ask During a Job Interview

September 13th, 2022 by JML-law
Your goal when interviewing for a job is to make the best possible impression on a potential employer. You may thus feel you should answer all their questions thoroughly and honestly. This is understandable. However, it’s important to understand that...

Why Negotiate a Severance Agreement With an Employment Law Attorney?

June 28th, 2022 by JML-law
Losing a job is not a life circumstance many wishes to think about. However, even if you are a strong employee, you must be prepared for the possibility that you will one day be let go for reasons that may...

What Rights Can’t An Employee Waive in California?

June 14th, 2022 by JML-law
Each state has its own labor code. This means that employment laws vary from one state to another. These differences can impact both employers and employees in numerous ways. For example, in many states, there are certain rights employees are...

How to Document a Hostile Work Environment

May 26th, 2022 by JML-law
California workers have a legal right to work in environments where they do not have to worry about being harassed or unreasonably mistreated. If you have been denied this right, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit....

California Supreme Court Decides Break Period Premiums Are Wages

May 10th, 2022 by JML-law
Employees in California are, in many ways, relatively fortunate when compared to workers in other states. California lawmakers routinely prioritize the rights of employees. While some employers believe this to be unfair, at JML Law, we believe protecting workers is...

Supplemental Sick Pay Reinstated for Many California Workers

February 8th, 2022 by JML-law
With California Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature on legislation in early February, most California workers can now count on up to two weeks of paid leave for absences due to COVID-19-related sickness. This legislation—Assembly Bill 84—effectively reinstates the previous supplemental sick...

If You Hear Your Employer Say Any of These 4 Things, Sue Him

December 11th, 2018 by JML-law
Being an employer in California does not only mean hiring employees, paying them wages, and collecting profits. Being an employer also means following California employment law and thinking twice before saying certain things. Being an employer carries financial risks and...

Can You Refuse to Work When There Are Dangerous or Unsafe Working Conditions in the Workplace?

December 10th, 2018 by JML-law
California employers are required by federal and state law to ensure a safe working environment for their employees. If an employee believes that there are hazards or unsafe working conditions in the workplace, he or she has a right to...