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Employment Agencies Can Illegally Discriminate Too

Employment Agencies Can Illegally Discriminate Too

By MJB Law Group |

Many workers find jobs through employment agencies. They may act as an outsourced human resources department to fill jobs. That critical role in the hiring process is covered by state and federal anti-discrimination laws, so a business need not employ someone to be liable under the law. They can be an employment agency helping… Read More »

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You Should Have a Right to Disconnect From Your Employer

You Should Have a Right to Disconnect From Your Employer

By MJB Law Group |

Is your employer driving you crazy with weekend and late-night phone calls, texts, and emails? Do you feel like you never truly leave work, no matter where you go or what time it is? If so, you’re not alone. There’s a bill pending in the California legislature proposing limits on employer contacts, but it’s… Read More »

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Is My Employment Arbitration Agreement Binding

Is My Employment Arbitration Agreement Binding?

By MJB Law Group |

An arbitration agreement can severely restrict what you can do after your employer violates your workplace rights. Federal law covering these agreements is generally interpreted very broadly, making it difficult for employees and ex-employees to prevent their enforcement. Just because such an agreement binds you doesn’t necessarily mean you cannot enforce your rights. If… Read More »

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Are Mandatory Retirement Ages Legal

Are Mandatory Retirement Ages Legal?

By MJB Law Group |

In most cases, being forced out of a job because of age would violate California and federal anti-discrimination laws. If you’re told you must retire at a given age or feel your employer is forcing you to retire against your will, your legal rights may be violated, and you should call our office. We… Read More »

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Can My Personal Injury Settlement be Garnished

Can My Personal Injury Settlement be Garnished?

By MJB Law Group |

Your settlement may or may not be garnished depending on what type of debt or obligation you have and how you handle that money. There’s no “hard and fast” rule for this situation. Some of our clients receive substantial settlements, and they should engage in financial planning to make the most of their money…. Read More »

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Legal Issues for Employees Working from Home

Legal Issues for Employees Working from Home

By MJB Law Group |

Working from home was unusual before the COVID-19 pandemic. During it, work-from-home policies were necessary if “non-essential” businesses and organizations wanted to survive. The COVID-19 threat has largely passed, and we’re in a new phase of office work. Federal and California laws impact all workplaces, whether that’s an office in a multi-story building or… Read More »

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Can I Claim Whiplash as a Passenger

Can I Claim Whiplash as a Passenger?

By MJB Law Group |

Passengers injured in vehicle accidents may be able to seek compensation for their injuries, including whiplash. Depending on the situation, reaching a settlement or a jury verdict may be easier because you weren’t driving one of the vehicles. MJB Law Group’s Tustin car accident lawyers provide our car accident clients with effective, empathetic, and… Read More »

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California Pregnancy Discrimination Law

California Pregnancy Discrimination Law

By MJB Law Group |

There are state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination against pregnant job applicants and employees. Before these laws were enacted, a woman could be fired or refused a promotion due to her pregnancy. An employer could openly state a pregnant woman wouldn’t be hired. Although these laws are sometimes violated, they’re a big step… Read More »

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What New Employment Laws Go Into Effect in 2024

What New Employment Laws Go Into Effect in 2024?

By MJB Law Group |

There were no new statutory changes to federal employment law that will have a significant impact on workers starting in 2024. Still, many legal changes in California will go into effect. Many target specific workers and situations. You may find they’ll help you if your employer violates the law. If you think they’re violating… Read More »

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Does Employment Law Apply to Volunteers

Does Employment Law Apply to Volunteers?

By MJB Law Group |

California law forbids harassment of volunteers, employees, and others, but generally, state employment law doesn’t cover volunteers. There are exceptions, and depending on your situation, you may be considered an employee under the law and qualify for protection. What’s your employment status? You may be told you’re a volunteer and think you’re one, but… Read More »

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