Is your employer violating your rights?

By Whitehead Employment Law

Is your employer violating your rights? Businesses make mistakes. Whether intentional or not, employers miscalculate wages or overtime, discriminate, neglect to give employees proper rest and meal breaks, and make a host of other violations. Our employment lawyers have seen everything from employers interrupting designated breaks with texts and phone calls, to failing to pay full…

Fired After COVID-19? Was it Legal?

By Whitehead Employment Law

Fired After COVID-19? Was it Legal? When you were laid off from your job, your boss was highly apologetic. He reiterated that it was not you: COVID-19 has been wreaking havoc with your industry, and he doesn’t have the financial resources to keep everyone on. He assured you that once things improved, you would be…

By Whitehead Employment Law

Having trouble getting a refund for canceled travel due to Coronavirus? Here are 5 steps to help you get a refund for your travel as well as our Free Travel Refund Letter Templates that you can customize. Were you looking forward to a special vacation each summer? Maybe you booked a cruise to Alaska or…

Race Discrimination in the Workplace: What You Need to Know as a California Employee

By Whitehead Employment Law

Have you been discriminated against at work? Tips from our California Employment attorneys Most people know that race discrimination in the workplace is illegal. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop it from happening.  Even in California, which has some of the most extensive anti-discrimination laws in the country, thousands of race discrimination complaints are filed each year. …

COVID-19: What California Employees Need to Know Now

By Whitehead Employment Law

Wondering what new sick pay and emergency FMLA leave laws apply to California employees as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic? Know your sick pay and leave rights with our comprehensive COVID-19 Guide for California Employees.  Families First Coronavirus Response Act Effective April 2, 2020 While the new law provides a host of provisions,…

Should I Sign An Arbitration Agreement With My Employer In California?

By Whitehead Employment Law

Arbitration clauses in consumer contracts have become so common that many people don’t think twice when presented with an employment contract that includes a mandatory arbitration clause, or even a separate arbitration agreement. In 2018, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) reported that more than 55% of U.S. workers–more than 60 million employees–were subject to mandatory arbitration. In…