Fired while on Medical Leave?

By jakewhitehead@gmail.com

Fired While on Medical Leave? Learn About Your Rights! One night, while slicing the dinner roast, you accidentally cut yourself on the palm. Your spouse rushes you to the emergency room, where you get stitches and a two-day course of antibiotics.  Your injured hand temporarily prevents you from performing your work duties as a parts…

Is Your Company Reimbursing You for Work-From-Home Expenses?

By Whitehead Employment Law

Is Your Company Reimbursing You for Work-From-Home Expenses? Are you owed expense reimbursements from your company? Many California employers transitioned to a remote workforce after the pandemic began. Some say that they intend to maintain this practice moving forward, citing benefits like happier employees and decreased operating expenses. If you’re an employee, the second benefit…

Sexual Harassment: Your Rights in a Hostile Workplace

By Whitehead Employment Law

Sexual Harassment: Your Rights in a Hostile Workplace Perhaps you go to work purely to pay the bills. Maybe your current position is a strategic career move. Whatever your reason for working where you do, you’re entitled to do it without being sexually harassed. Unfortunately, a lot of bosses and coworkers don’t get that message.…

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…

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…

WHISTLEBLOWER AND RETALIATION LAWS IN CALIFORNIA

By Whitehead Employment Law

Whistleblowers play an important role in society, helping to protect everything from the integrity of our financial system to the safety of our workplaces and the quality of our healthcare. But, wrongdoers have a powerful incentive to discourage whistleblowers, and are often in a position to do them harm. So, it’s no surprise that both…

IS YOUR CA EMPLOYER CHEATING YOUR PAY BY MISCLASSIFYING YOU AS AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR?

By Whitehead Employment Law

The rise of the gig economy and acceptance of alternative work arrangements means that companies are hiring independent contractors now more than ever. California is no exception. With nearly 125 percent more independent contractors in the workforce, legislators have taken note of how employers used this special designation for unintended purposes. Misclassifying employees as independent contractors is…