California Minimum Wage Increases in 2021

California was the first state to commit to increasing the minimum wage for employees to $15 per hour. The minimum wage increase began on January 1, 2017, and increases annually based on the size of the company. By January 1, 2023, almost all employees in… read more

California On-Duty Meal Period and Rest Period Update

Employees need to understand their rights to meal periods and rest periods. Most employees are entitled to rest periods and meal breaks during their shift. However, there is a difference between on-duty meal periods and rest breaks and off-duty meal breaks and rest periods. What… read more

What Will a Lawyer Do in Negotiating a Severance in San Diego, CA

When the HR manager asks to meet with you, the result is rarely pleasant. Often these meetings result in an employee’s termination. Your employer may give you a reason for the termination, or they may not. You might be given the opportunity to resign instead… read more

Can Jokes Be Considered Sexual Harassment?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed sexual harassment in the workplace. But for years after its enactment, men and women continued to endure the indignities and trauma of sexually invasive words and acts in their place of work.  One reason that sexual harassment and… read more

Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney

What is a lawyer and when do you need one? Is an attorney a different professional and do they do a different job?  On television and the big screen, we often hear the words “lawyer” and “attorney” used to mean the same thing. But are… read more