Tag Archives: employee rights

Are You a Victim of Employment Misclassification?

Employment misclassification is a growing problem across the country. It may seem like a simple question: are you an employee – or an independent contractor? Are you sure of that? Many employers either mistakenly or purposely misclassify their workers as independent contractors. They do so for many reasons, all of which go to saving the…

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Important Things You Should Know

Sexual harassment that occurs in the workplace is covered by some very specific and clear laws. One of the most important regards what an employer MUST do when any allegations of sexual harassment are reported to management. The Employment Rights attorneys at The Cartwright Law Firm want to offer the following guide for employees who…

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California’s Family & Medical Leave Act Strengthened

On September 24, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 770 into law. This new law expands the existing California’s Paid Family Leave program, the State’s version of the Federal Family & Medical Leave Act, allowing workers to receive benefits while caring for a seriously ill parent, child, spouse, or registered domestic partner, and…

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Consumer tips: poorly-considered sharing may get you not hired!

The Cartwright Law Firm, in an effort to help consumers stay aware of issues that can impact their lives in very real ways, provides periodic Consumer Tips: According to a recent survey from CareerBuilder.com, the number of hiring managers who are reporting that a job candidate’s social media postings have cost them a possible job…

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