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Monthly Archives: January 2022


Can An Arbitration Agreement Prevent Me From Bringing A PAGA Lawsuit Against My Employer?

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

Employers often ask employees to sign arbitration agreements that contain broad provisions restricting the employees’ ability to sue the employer in court. Federal law makes it possible for employers to enforce these arbitration agreements, but state law can still restrict their scope. For example, the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) allows a current… Read More »

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Can I Fire An Employee For Sleeping On The Job?

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

In general, a California employer can fire an employee at any time, with or without a reason. There are, of course, several critical exceptions. Notably, an employer cannot fire an employee based on certain legally protected categories, including a disability. But that presumes that the employer knew the employee had a disability in the… Read More »

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Can An Employer Refuse To Hire Or Promote An Employee In Favor Of “Someone Younger?”

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

Age discrimination is against the law. Specifically, federal and California state laws forbid an employer from firing or refusing to hire someone based on age if the employee or job applicant is at least 40 years old. For example, an employer cannot reject a job candidate simply because they “want someone younger” to fill… Read More »

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