By Tod C. Gurney | Published March 10, 2022 | | |
On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021” (also known as H.R. 4445). H.R. 4445 amends the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) to prohibit employers from entering into pre-dispute arbitration agreements for claims alleging sexual assault or sexual harassment. It also prohibits Read MoreRead More
You may have seen in the news that 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, has terminated newscaster Bill O’Reilly’s employment in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him. Now, you may ask – why does this have anything to do with my business? This news story is a very important reminder Read MoreRead More
As California labor laws change, it is important that you – whether an employer or employee – understand what the changes entail so that you may better understand your rights in the face of a dispute. At Garcia & Gurney, ALC, our Pleasanton business attorneys fully comprehend California’s labor laws, and keep up-to-date with all Read MoreRead More
Today’s women want it all: The career, the marriage, the house, and yes, the family. And they can have it all, with some juggling, multitasking, and super-human willpower. Unfortunately, some individuals may find it difficult to achieve both personal and professional success, and if they fail in one area, they may feel slighted, especially if Read MoreRead More
California is an “at will” state, meaning that employers have the right to hire and fire individuals at will, without any real reason or explanation (so long as the reason was not illegal, such as race, gender, etc.). If you have been fired from your job in California, the best thing you can do is Read MoreRead More
Effective April 1, 2016, many California employers must begin to comply with new regulations to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) prohibiting harassment and discrimination among employees, interns, volunteers, and independent contractors. These new regulations govern all employers, who regularly employ five (5) full time or part time employees in a year. If these Read MoreRead More
The U.S. Constitution protects the right of all citizens to practice the religion of their choice and prohibits government entities from establishing a “preferred” religion. What happens when an employee’s religious beliefs are brought into the workplace? Does it matter if the employer is a private entity or a public institution? These questions are among Read MoreRead More
In order to run a successful business, today’s leaders understand that they must know more than just what their product is and how to sell it. They must know what laws apply to their company’s business, from making employment decisions to managing supply lines, and everything in between. As impossible as it is for one Read MoreRead More
Discrimination claim statistics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) show a steady increase in employees filing complaints, as well as their success through resolution or litigation. In a tight economy, businesses are more under threat of lawsuits that claim discrimination and harassment. A Pleasanton employment lawyer can provide legal guidance and representation to help Read MoreRead More
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