FAQs

EMPLOYMENT LAWS

Hours of work and pay

Is the dispute over your hours of work or your pay? If you work in the private (non-governmental) sector there are many California laws, along with some federal laws, that may apply...

DEADLINES &

PRE-LAWSUIT CONSIDERATIONS

Q: Can I pursue a legal action against my employer?

 

Do you have a union? If so, you may consider pursuing a grievance.

 

Does the issue concern an injury you suffered on the job? If so, you likely need to go through the workers’ compensation system...

WRONGFUL TERMINATION

Q: I received a negative performance review that I think is unfair. Do I have a case?

You may have a retaliation case under federal employment discrimination law if you can show that the review was not deserved and in response to complaints you made about what you believed was discrimination or harassment....

WAGE & HOUR

Q: My employer does not pay me overtime, even though I work more than eight hours a day. Can my employer do that?

It depends on the nature of the work you do. There are some employees who are considered "exempt" from the overtime laws. They are referred to as "administrative," "executive," and "professional"...

LEAVES OF ABSENCE

Q: Can I take leave from work during my pregnancy?

You have a right to take up to four months (17 1/3 weeks) of unpaid “pregnancy disability” leave if:
 

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