“English-Only” Policies and Discrimination

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“English-Only” Policies May Constitute National Origin Discrimination. The language we all speak is closely connected to our heritage and nationality.  For this reason, “English-Only” rules are generally viewed as discrimination on the basis of national origin.  National origin is a protected category under both state and federal law.  National origin discrimination…

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California “Exempt Employee” Overview

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Exempt employees are not paid overtime.  Whether an employee is Exempt or Non-Exempt under California law is a “nuts-and-bolts” issue of employment law.  This post gives an overview of the rules.  If you need a thorough review of classification for a position, it is definitely advisable to seek the opinion of an…

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Tips for Potential Employee Clients

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1) Credibility Your credibility is your number one asset. Be truthful. It is better to remain silent than to say (or write) something that’s not accurate. Example: when signing paperwork that relates to termination do not sign things until you verify it is 100 percent accurate.  Don’t be rushed. They are…

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