California Disability Insurance & Paid Family Leave: Changes Effective January 1, 2025

New Crucial Lifelines to Low-Wage Earners California’s disability insurance (DI) and paid family leave (PFL) programs are crucial lifelines for employees needing time off due to personal illness or to care for family members. As of January 1, 2025, significant changes will enhance these benefits for lower-wage earners, reflecting the state’s commitment to supporting its…

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California’s New Workplace Violence Prevention Program

The California WVPP: What Everyone Needs to Know California has always been at the forefront of workplace safety, and the latest legislation is no exception. Senate Bill 553 (SB 553) introduces a comprehensive Workplace Violence Prevention Program that aims to protect employees across various industries. This new mandate, effective July 1, 2024, requires all employers…

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California’s Hourly Workforce Plagued by Pervasive Wage Theft Violations, 2024 Study Finds

Wage Theft Rampant Among California’s Hardworking Hourly Employees A comprehensive survey conducted by researchers at Harvard and UC San Francisco has uncovered a distressing reality – more than two-fifths of hourly workers in California have reported experiencing serious labor law violations, including widespread wage theft. This troubling finding sheds light on the stark disconnect between…

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Recent Landmark U.S. Employment Law Cases

Recent Landmark Employment Law Cases in the U.S. The employment landscape in the United States has witnessed a series of pivotal legal rulings over the past five years, significantly shaping the rights and obligations of both employers and employees. From clarifying the boundaries of religious accommodations to redefining the scope of whistleblower protections, the U.S.…

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Disability Accommodations and Their Impact on LSAT Performance

Understanding Disability Protections and Their Impact on LSAT Performance The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a crucial step for aspiring lawyers. Recent changes to its structure, driven by legal protections for disabled individuals, are set to significantly impact test-takers, especially those with disabilities. The upcoming LSAT testing period from June 5-8 will be the…

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The Prop 22 Debate: What’s at the Heart of the Matter?

Proposition 22 “Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act” Passes In November 2020, 58.6 percent of California voters passed Proposition 22, or the “Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act”. (“Prop 22”) Prop 22 added Section 7448 to 7467 to California’s Business and Professions Code. An “app-based driver” is a person who works as a driver or…

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EEOC Updates Workplace Harassment Guidance – 2024

EEOC Revises Workplace Harassment Guidance The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has long been at the forefront of protecting employees from unlawful harassment in the workplace. In a landmark move, the agency has recently published its updated Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace, marking the first comprehensive revision of its harassment guidance since…

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