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how to prove disability discrimination

Are you a qualified employee or job applicant who happens to have a disability? If so, you should have the same access to job opportunities and work benefits as everyone else. You should also be treated with respect.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act protect individuals with […]

You may wonder how many hours are considered part-time in California and how time clock laws affect your rights. Read on to determine whether your employer violated time clock laws in determining part-time hours in California. California employees possess a legal right to compensation in the event their employers violate time clock laws. The Fair […]

california minimum wage laws

Do you know the minimum wage laws in California? If not, it’s good to inform yourself. You can prevent an employer from taking advantage of you with some knowledge. Or you can hold an employer accountable for wage theft. The rate for minimum wage in California is significantly higher than the federal rate. If you […]

family medical leave act cailfornia

We spend a lot of time at work. But what happens when your personal life demands more of your time than work allows you to give? You can apply for leave and job protection with the Family and Medical Leave Act in California. Requests for personal leave can be fraught with technicalities, but the experienced […]

The Affordable Care Act reduced the full-time threshold from 40 hours to 30 hours regarding when certain employers must offer healthcare. Outside of the ACA, however, it is still up to the states to decide minimum hours for full-time work. Are you wondering, What is considered full-time in California? It is still 40 hours weekly. […]

file wage theft claim ca

Have you discovered that your employer isn’t paying you fairly? Federal law requires employers to pay employees all earned wages and give employees legal options to recover compensation. However, sometimes employers intentionally or unintentionally cheat employees out of earned wages. If your employer has failed to pay you what you’re owed, you may be able […]

the California WARN act

Because of worker mistreatment, the government enacts labor laws to protect employees. One of these laws, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, protects workers when companies plan mass layoffs. California’s WARN Act expands on the federal WARN Act, providing additional protection for workers. Here, we’ll highlight key things to know about the California […]

pay workers under the table

Concerned clients periodically contact our employment lawyers because they are worried about the consequences of being paid under the table. This article explains an employee’s rights in this situation. If you are ready to talk to an attorney about your specific circumstances, contact Starpoint LC, Attorneys at Law, today. What It Means to Pay Wages […]

laid off vs. terminated California

Have you recently lost your job? Are you unsure whether your employer laid you off or terminated your employment? Does something feel “off” about how your former employer handled the situation? At Starpoint Law, our dedicated team of Los Angeles employment lawyers can help you determine if you were laid off vs terminated and whether […]

drug test laws california

Employers and employees alike are often vexed by the complexity of California’s pre-employment drug testing laws. Companies try to balance their legitimate need for safety and security with their employees’ privacy rights. To help you better understand the risks of employer drug testing laws, our team at Starpoint Law, LC will explain the legal landscape […]