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April 2017 Archives

What qualifies as sexual harassment?

Workers in California and the rest of the country need to be aware of what behavior qualifies as sexual harassment. In some situations, it can be hard to determine if what is happening is illegal. Knowing what is considered sexual harassment can give you the confidence you need to protect yourself and your rights.

What protections do working minors in California have?

All residents of California who are under 18 years of age are legally considered minors. As such, they have protections under the state labor laws, which are designed to help ensure that underage workers like you don't get taken advantage of.

Pervasive sexual harassment reported at several National Parks

Yellowstone and Yosemite are rightly California's pride -- two of the most beautiful national parks in the U.S. Unfortunately, the management of these and other parks has been problematic. According to a deputy inspector general for the Department of Interior, upper management has tolerated the problem for far too long.

California county sued for wrongful termination

Residents in California who are concerned about the health of the environments in which they work on a daily basis should know that the law may be there to help them if they need it. Employment laws are intended to protect people against things like harassment, discrimination and retaliatory behaviors that may contribute to hostile work environments. 

Google claims to have ended unequal pay worldwide. Has it really?

Tuesday, April 4, was Equal Pay Day here in the U.S. -- the day on which the average female American worker has finally earned the amount the average male worker made in 2016. This year, in other words, the earnings from 94 days in 2017 would be required for the average U.S. woman to earn what it only took 2016 for a man to make.

What are common wage-hour issues?

As an employee in California, you are protected by a number of state laws that ensure you won't be mistreated by your employers in the financial realm. At the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton, we provide examples of the most common types of wage-hour issues so that you won't be caught without knowing your rights in a workplace situation.

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