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The Law Offices of Daniel Feder
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Protecting The Legal Rights Of Victimized Employees for Over 25 Years
Protecting The Legal Rights Of Victimized Employees for Over 25 Years

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U.S. Supreme Court on arbitration clauses in work contracts
Read an article about the recent case of Epic Systems in which the high court upholds the validity of arbitration clauses in employment contracts. We also discuss California legislation pending in the state senate that would reverse this decision for sexual harassment complaints under state law.
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Sexual harassment in the workplace: Is the data accurate?
Forced arbitration has led to skewed sexual harassment data. This piece discusses the discrepancy and remedies for victims.
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"*Sexual harassment in the workplace: Is the data accurate?*
Forced arbitration has led to skewed sexual harassment data. This piece discusses the discrepancy and remedies for victims.
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Whistleblowers get beefed up protections
Check out this article about how California recently introduced beefed up protections for whistleblowers. Following the passage of SB 306, which went into force on January 1, 2018, the state Labor Commissioner will have much broader powers in investigating and punishing alleged retaliation against whistleblowers by employers. The Labor Commissioner will no longer need to receive a complaint to open up an investigation and will have the authority to issue much stronger citations against violators.
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What family leave is available in California?
Residents in California who may be facing a family situation that requires them to provide care to another relative or to take care of their own health should click on this link now. This article will give you important information about the two types of family leave available to you and how they differ. Learn also how you might be eligible for some paid benefits during an unpaid leave time.
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New pay-privacy law for California
Check out this article about how California recently passed a new pay-privacy law. The law makes it illegal for employers to ask job applicants about their salary or benefits history. The purpose of the law is to ensure that gender pay gaps are not perpetuated on the basis of previous pay levels. The law is expected to have an especially big impact on Silicon Valley, which has been hit with a number of allegations of gender pay disparity in recent years.
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Does Title VII cover LGBT employees?
Check out this article about an ongoing debate concerning Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Currently, the EEOC, which enforces Title VII, takes the stand that Title VII protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. However, the U.S. Department of Justice recently adopted the opposite position and federal appeals courts are likewise split. The issue is one that will likely have to be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Tips for dealing with racial discrimination in the workplace
Learn how you can and should respond to workplace racial discrimination as a California employee. Find out how remaining as calm as possible, supporting those who experience racial discrimination, making a formal complaint and backing your claims up with concrete evidence are all instrumental in creating a safer work environment for everyone.
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An overview of California’s wage and hour laws for minors
Read more to learn about the wage and hour laws for teenagers working in California. While they are entitled to many of the same rights as adult workers, there are a number of special provisions in the labor laws for teenage workers. Meant to help ensure they are not taken advantage of by their employers, teens may choose to take formal action if they feel they are not being appropriately compensated or that their hours are not in accordance with the state’s allowances.
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