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  • A Handy Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    July 3, 2022

    In recent years, many have come forward about their experiences with sexual harassment, especially in the workplace. The office can be an avenue of discrimination, sexual harassment, and other serious matters with legal consequences that all employers and businesses must address. According to research, 69% of women have experienced sexual harassment in a professional setting, […]

  • Physically Assaulted by a Colleague? Here’s What You Need to Know

    June 26, 2022

    Ideally, the workplace should be a safe space for all employees, regardless of one’s beliefs and identity. However, the ideal doesn’t always manifest since the office can be a breeding ground for tension. When workers feel like they are way above their heads and have problems with projects, disputes may arise, potentially leading to serious […]

  • Independent Contractor vs. Regular Employee: What’s the Difference?

    June 1, 2022

    There are two common ways to go about when making a living: you may go the employee route, move up the ranks in the corporate ladder, and reach a position you desire; or, go the business route, where you try to make a name for yourself and become your own boss. These two routes can […]

  • Judicial Council of California Issues Opinion in Fiona Trinity Vs. Life Insurance Co. of North America Case

    May 25, 2022

    SACRAMENTO, California, May 25 (TNSsro) — The Judicial Council of California issued the following opinion (No. B312302): FIONA TRINITY, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA et al., Defendants and Appellants. APPEAL from an order of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Michelle Williams Court, Judge. Affirmed. Littler Mendelson, Tanja L. Darrow and Sheerin Mehdian for Defendants and Appellants. Shegerian & Associates, Carney […]

  • Non-Compete Clauses: A Handy Guide

    April 28, 2022

    Employees must sign a contract before they begin their first official day at the workplace. For both them and the employer, this is an essential step that provides a clear understanding of how the partnership will work. The contract serves as a legally binding document that includes specific clauses that will help you retain your […]

  • Breach of Contract: A Guide to Why It Should Be Avoided

    April 19, 2022

    Most prospects search for jobs that pique their interests and align with their specific skill sets and experience. Once they find a job that fits the criteria, they apply and get notified if the company is interested. However, the hiring process is long and arduous, often requiring examination and a series of interviews. Once the […]

  • Gender and Neo Pronouns: A Guide to Using the Correct Term

    April 6, 2022

    There has been progress in the legal landscape, the realm of social opinions, and attitudes towards sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression. Nonetheless, discrimination is still rampant in all areas of public and private life, including the workplace.  In fact, 8–17% of gay and transgender workers report being passed over for a job or fired […]

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Implied and Oral Contracts of Employment

    March 21, 2022

    Under the current legal system, agreements are typically solidified and bound through a contract. Contracts provide a record of commitments and obligations between two or more parties to prevent conflict and manage risk. As a result, contracts play a vital role in a wide range of situations—including employment. Naturally, having a legally binding contract is […]

  • Forced Resignation: A Guide to Handling It Right

    March 9, 2022

    As much as anyone wants to be the “perfect” employee, it’s simply not possible because there’s no such thing. Sometimes, there are situations at work where you cannot avoid making mistakes, and the best thing to do is learn from them and move on.  Unfortunately, some of these issues can be repetitive, which don’t look […]

  • How to Take Further Action When You’ve Been Passed Up for an Employee Promotion

    March 2, 2022

    Workplace discrimination can be difficult to deal with regardless of your position, gender, age, or experience.  In most cases, this problem appears to be a huge and impenetrable wall that can hinder your career growth over time. This is because discrimination in the workplace can cause unnecessary stress that affects your overall performance and attitude […]