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For-Profit Education and Consumer Rights

Finding the motivation and resources to attend college is an admirable pursuit and one that students go into with high hopes. But while the investment in post-secondary education pays off for most students in traditional schools, many are lured into enrolling in for-profit “career” colleges that provide much less value, while costing much more.

What is Arbitration and How Does it Work?

Many agreements that we encounter in our everyday lives contain arbitration clauses.

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Activision Blizzard: Conflict Between Discrimination Watchdogs EEOC and DFEH

An $18 million sexual harassment and gender discrimination settlement has brought to light the friction between DFEH and the EEOC.

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What is Mediation and is it Right For You?

Mediation (as well as arbitration) is a process for resolving disputes outside of court. 

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Anti-Union Tactics Threaten Employee Rights – Activision Blizzard Case

When a union is formed at the workplace, who gets a say in whether the union is recognized?

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Whistleblowers – Take Heart

California is well-known for having strong protections for employees who have suffered retaliation at work.

6 Reasons to Consult a Lawyer About Severance Paperwork – Before You Sign Anything!

When an employee is terminated or laid off, their employer may offer them a severance payment, which is compensation given to an employee upon leaving the company.

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How to Prove a Hostile Work Environment

California is well-known for having strong protections for employees who have suffered retaliation at work.

Know Your Rights | Equal Pay Act Part 3

As of March 2021, women in the United States made 82 cents for every dollar earned by men.

We’re Still in the COVID-19 World: Do I Have the Right to Paid Leave If I’m Affected?

We are almost 2 years into the COVID-19 pandemic and smack in the middle of cold and flu season.

Know Your Rights | Equal Pay Act Part 2

The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 Current Population Survey revealed that Black women working full time received 63 cents for every 1 dollar paid to White men.

Know Your Rights | Equal Pay Act Part 1

We are launching a series to address a question many people have about what it means for there to be unequal pay at work, and what laws address the problem.

Bring on 2022! New Employee Protections in Employment Contracts in the Silenced No More Act

Happy New Year! In California, a new year often brings new laws protecting employees.

Bernstein Is Not the Big Win Employers Think It Is

On February 23, 2021, the Ninth Circuit held that employers are not subject to heightened penalties for subsequent violations of the Labor Code until they have been “notified” of the violation.

5 Reasons to Consult a Lawyer About Severance Paperwork– Before You Sign Anything!

Employers often offer severance payments to employees who are terminated or laid off.

Know Your Rights: California and Municipal Paid Sick Leave Laws

The “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014” went into effect on July 1, 2015.

Do I Have the Right to Paid Leave If I’m Affected by the New Coronavirus?

The State of California and many municipalities in California mandate paid sick leave – and these laws permit paid time off for an employee (or relative) who is ill with COVID-19.

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