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Monthly Archives: June 2021

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Your Rights As An Employee To Meal Breaks Under California Law

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

California law requires employers to give certain employees daily meal breaks. When a non-exempt employee works at least 5 hours in a shift, they are entitled to a meal break of at least 30 minutes, and the meal break must start before the end of the 5th hour of work. If the employee works… Read More »

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What California Employers Need To Know About Hiring Independent Contractors In A Post-AB 5 World

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

The “gig economy” has made it easier for companies to rely more and more on independent contractors for work that used to be performed by traditional employees. However, this reliance has also created a legal backlash. At the state level, the California legislature adopted Assembly Bill (AB) 5 in 2019, which codified an earlier… Read More »

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How Much Can A California Court Award In Punitive Damages For Disability Discrimination?

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

California law protects workers from disability-based discrimination. Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), an employer must provide a “reasonable accommodation” for an employee or job applicant with a disability, unless the employer can show that such accommodation would impose an “undue hardship” on their business. With the pandemic, we have seen a… Read More »

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Desert Business Profile With Host Bob Marra Profiles Attorney Karen Sloat

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

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