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New report says Walmart punishes employees for taking sick days

  • June 9th, 2017 | 
  • California Employment Law

Walmart, the single largest employer in America with 2.3 million employees worldwide, has come under fire for its attendance policy. Based on conversations with Walmart employees and results of a survey of more than 1,000 current and former Walmart employees, worker advocacy group A Better Balance issued a report Thursday claiming the retailer has punished its workers for taking sick days and time […]

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Workers With Gender Dysphoria are Entitled to ADA Protection

  • May 24th, 2017 | 
  • California Employment Law Attorney

A federal judge in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a transgender woman who claims discrimination by her former employer, Cabela’s Retail Inc., under the Americans with Disabilities Act. U.S. District Judge Joseph Leeson ruled that the ADA protects people with gender dysphoria from discrimination, even though the law specifically excludes […]

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Common reasons people quit $200,000 tech jobs

  • May 12th, 2017 | 
  • The Workplace

The average Silicon Valley engineer is compensated roughly $200,000 a year and gets to work in offices with perks such as daily catered lunch, on-site yoga, and life coaching. Still, for many people, particularly if you are a woman or an underrepresented minority, these aren’t fun places to work. Take hard-charging Uber, which has seen […]

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Legislation About Pay History

  • April 27th, 2017 | 
  • The Workplace

What did I make at my last job? None of your business! The most dreaded question in a job interview could soon be off limits.  States and cities across the country are considering legislation that would bar employers from asking about a job applicant’s pay history. Massachusetts and Philadelphia already have such laws on the […]

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