With an economy that is anything but certain, many Californians - as well as those across the country - are postponing retirement and working at older ages. Consequently, it is not uncommon for age discrimination situations to appear as more and more people of various stages of life compete for scarce jobs. Fortunately, the law protects most California workers age 40 and older from employers who discriminate because of age.
This time of year, football fans in California and across the nation are gearing-up for some of the biggest games of the year. For local college football fans, the University of Southern California is often a team to watch. However, the team has recently been in the news but not always for its action on the field. Former head coach for USC Steve Sarkisian recently sued his previous employer for wrongful termination.
California's labor laws may be numerous and often complex, but they exist for critical reasons. One such reason is the protection of the countless workers who form the heart of the state's economy. A key protection offered by the state is protection against employer retaliation. A Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney can provide legal advice on this topic.
With the holidays rapidly approaching, many residents of L.A. may be working overtime this month in order to save-up for gifts and festivities. Some may be eyeing opportunities for overtime after the New Year in order to pay down their credit card debt and other recent holiday expenses. In any event, overtime is meant to result in more money for the worker, which is why the worker is putting in the extra hours in the first place.
Victims who believe they may be suffering sexual harassment in the workplace may wonder what constitutes sexual harassment. There are two primary categories of sexual harassment recognized in the workplace and victims have legal recourse options if they have been subjected to sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is considered a form of discrimination under federal law and, in addition, states typically have their own sexual harassment laws which are important to be familiar with.