The Fight Against Cyberbullying

May 7, 2023 – In a world where the internet and social media are a prevalent part of students’ lives, cyberbullying has become a rising problem. Indeed, given the power of technology, the effects of cyberbullying can be traumatic.

Take A Stand Against School Bullying!

April 16, 2023 – Sadly, 1 in 3 middle and high school students say they’ve been bullied. Bullying is known to severely impact children. It can significantly affect a victim’s grades, emotional well-being and physical health. In extreme and unfortunate circumstances, it can end in physical harm, including suicide, mass shootings, and murder.

California Workers Could Be Eligible For COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave

February 9, 2022 – Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law allowing many California workers to be eligible for COVID-19 supplemental sick leave through the beginning of this fall. The new law only applies to businesses with 26 employees or more, and covers workers who are unable to work or telework for COVID-related reasons.

Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination

June 25, 2021 – On June 23, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA), which would make it easier for people to win claims of age discrimination by easing the standards of proof. If also passed by the Senate and signed into law, the bill would permit…

The California Family Rights Act Is Expanding!

September 19, 2020 – Governor Newsom has signed legislation that greatly expands the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”). The CFRA requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during each 12-month period for purposes of family and medical leave, including for an employee’s serious health…

Title VII Protects LGBTQ Employees

June 15, 2020 – The Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ employees from being discriminated against on the basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity. Writing for the majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch argued that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender…

How To Beat The Heat – At Work

September 13, 2018 – It is no secret that California has been suffering from a serious heat wave this summer, breaking records with triple digit temperatures. Many of us are lucky enough to be working indoors with the air conditioning keeping us cool. However, there are countless California employees who have no choice…

Obesity: A Covered “Disability” Under California Law

August 21, 2018 – As most of us know, obesity has become a national epidemic and is increasing rapidly throughout the United States. With obesity being so prevalent, it is not surprising that those who suffer from obesity are often mistreated and/or singled out at the workplace. But are they protected under the law?

Paid Pregnancy Leave For Public-School Employees?

August 20, 2018 – Isn’t it ironic that teachers, who spend most of their time caring for other people’s children, are often deprived of the opportunity to bond with their own children during a pregnancy or after giving birth? Currently, California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL) allows up to four (4) months of protected…

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