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? Working from home? 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 may worry you. Does your…

Independent Contractor or Employee?

By Whitehead Employment Law

Independent Contractor or Employee? In January, the US Department of Labor announced a final rule that clarifies the standard for determining independent contractor vs. employee status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This final version of the regulation, which takes effect on March 8, now determines whether a worker is an employee entitled to…

Can Your Employer Require You to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

By Whitehead Employment Law

Can Your Employer Require You to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine? When the COVID-19 vaccine came out, many California workers couldn’t wait to get it. But not everyone. Maybe you’re concerned that the vaccine came out too quickly and could have long-term side effects that aren’t apparent right now.  If so, you’re not alone: last December,…

New California Minimum Wage Laws for 2021

By Whitehead Employment Law

New California Minimum Wage Laws for 2021 If you’re an employee, in most cases there’s a minimum amount that your employer must pay you. That amount is called the “minimum wage.”  The issue of raising the minimum wage has become a hot topic across the country.  Advocates for raising the minimum wage argue that everyone…

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…

Is your employer violating your rights?

By Elisabeth Richardson

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…