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medical marijuana workplace

For the last 25 years, states across the country have been slowly legalizing medical marijuana. California led the way by, passing the Compassionate Use Act in 1996, and since then, medicinal marijuana laws in California have served as a model for other states. However, it is essential to understand that possession of marijuana remains a […]

fired for failed drug test

Whether you work for a big corporation or a family-owned business, drug testing is a common reality across today’s workplaces. Employers often drug test their employees as a condition of employment. Employers also randomly test employees for drug use. Drug testing is particularly common in hazardous occupations, where the safe operation of equipment is essential. […]

paternity leave laws california

Paternity leave is the time a new father takes off from work to be with his child. California's paternity leave laws differ in significant ways from maternity leave laws because no pregnancy is involved. But California paternity leave laws offer a level of legal protection to parents who aren’t already protected under pregnancy discrimination and […]

Is 2 weeks notice required in California

When many of us think about quitting a job, we think about when to give our two weeks’ notice. But is it a requirement for a quitting employee to give two weeks’ notice in California? It depends on the terms of your job and the goals you have for future employment. Follow the Notice Requirements […]

Pregnancy disability leave laws CA

If you are pregnant and working, we want to congratulate you and also ease your mind about the months ahead. Expecting a child can take a lot of preparation regarding your medical care, future child care, and the ways to balance your work with your physical/medical needs while pregnant. Fortunately, there’s a good chance you […]

Overtime Laws in California

As an employee, your skills are valuable, and your time is valuable. If you’re working extra hours in a day or week, you could be entitled to overtime pay in California. Sadly, not every employer obeys overtime laws, and some violations go undetected. You can help make sure you’re being properly paid for your time […]

how much compensation can you get for wrongful termination

If you have suffered the stress and burdens of wrongful termination, you’re probably looking for easy answers to your questions about your legal options. A big question is, how much compensation can you get for wrongful termination in a complaint or lawsuit? This question does not have an easy answer because award amounts for wrongful […]

California statute of limitation for wrongful termination

Being wrongfully terminated from your job can be devastating and hard to process, but you must act quickly to protect your rights after termination. You have limited time to file a complaint or lawsuit for wrongful termination before you lose your right to receive compensation. This limited amount of time is called a statute of […]

California statute of limitation for wrongful termination

Discrimination in the workplace against employees who belong to certain classes is illegal in California. Unfortunately, some victims think that getting justice for workplace discrimination is too complicated. So they just drop the issue. If you’re feeling discriminated against at work, Starpoint Employment Law has provided this easy-to-follow guide to help you decide if you […]

what is quid pro quo california

The phrase “quid pro quo” is Latin for “what for what” or “something for something.” In common usage, quid pro quo refers to the giving of one thing of value in return for another thing of value. Quid pro quo is a basic element of contract formation.  Is quid pro quo illegal? It can be, […]