Demographic balance in the workplace

On behalf of Sullivan Law Group APC posted in workplace discrimination on Friday, August 24, 2018. How you act and operate at work is often a reflection of your personality. Just as is the case in your personal life, then, it might be expected that you tend to gravitate towards coworkers you can relate with. This will often include colleagues of the same sex, …

Understanding whistleblower protections

On behalf of Sullivan Law Group APC posted in employee rights on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Many in San Diego may naturally feel a strong sense of loyalty towards their employers. That loyalty may end, however, if their employers place them in a position of doing something (or remaining silent regarding something) they believe to be wrong. Yet some may still be afraid to …

At-will employment explained

On behalf of Sullivan Law Group APC posted in wrongful termination on Friday, July 27, 2018. A common assumption amongst many working professionals in San Diego is that firings are rare, so much so that it is believed that one almost has to put a good deal of effort into getting his or her employer to fire him. In reality, however, firings, dismissals and …

When your employer wants to avoid paying you

On behalf of Sullivan Law Group APC on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. In the state of California, many employers ask janitors and housekeepers working for them to perform work tasks «off the clock.» If you are a janitor or housekeeper in this situation, you may be wondering whether the practice is legal.  The answer is that it is not. The law requires your employer …

What are the wage laws for minors?

On behalf of Sullivan Law Group APC posted in wage & hour laws on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. If you have a child who will soon be working in the state of California, then you might want to become more familiar with the laws that guide the employment of minors. One area that is often overlooked is the wages. According to the Department of …

Can an employer fire me in retaliation?

On behalf of Sullivan Law Group APC posted in wrongful termination on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Employers in California are beholden to federal and state laws when it comes to termination. These regulations state that it’s illegal to discharge a worker for certain reasons, such as those based on race, sex, or country of origin. It’s also not permissible for employers to fire a …

How to Recognize Workplace Discrimination

On behalf of Sullivan Law Group APC posted in workplace discrimination on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. In San Diego, most employers strive to create a working environment free from harassment and discrimination. Unfortunately, inequalities in the workplace can still occur and it’s often difficult for workers to identify when they are being discriminated against. Knowing the common signs of workplace discrimination is extremely useful …

What constitutes wrongful termination?

On behalf of Sullivan Law Group APC posted in employee rights on Sunday, June 3, 2018. One’s place of work is not solely a place to grow financially; it is a setting in which one should feel safe and respected. Because one’s success in a career often hinges on his or her opportunity to grow both personally and professionally, it is crucial that a …

Watch out for ways employers avoid paying overtime

On behalf of Sullivan Law Group APC on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Many workers are more than happy to work a little overtime for the extra money. California law stipulates employers must pay their workers their wage and a half for anything in excess of eight hours. If employees work more than 12 hours a day, they should receive double their standard wage.  To many …

Understanding affirmative action

On behalf of Sullivan Law Group APC posted in workplace discrimination on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Many in San Diego might agree with the assertion that, throughout history, there have been certain demographics that have been discriminated against. Recent years have seen policies and philosophies introduced that have attempted to right those wrongs. Affirmative action is one of them. Most likely have heard of affirmative action, …