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What does medical certification mean for FMLA leave?

If you are interested in taking a leave from work, as governed by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), there are a few things you need to know. Above all else, you have to determine if you are eligible for this type of leave. If so, you can move onto the next detail: providing your employer with the appropriate information.

Are workers paid on salary entitled to overtime?

Although employers are generally required to pay hourly employees for any overtime hours that they work, this is not always the case for employees who are paid a salary and typically don't have to punch a time clock. In fact, the Fair Labor Standards Act, or the FLSA, actually exempts some job positions and specifically states that when it comes to certain salaried jobs, overtime is not required pay.

Woman files sexual harassment lawsuit against Carson mayor

A 56-year-old woman who worked as a water board member for the Water Replenishment District of Southern California has filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against the Mayor of Carson for sexual harassment. The Water Replenishment District of Southern California is also named as a defendant in the pending lawsuit.

Can an employer still terminate an employee out on FMLA?

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law that makes it illegal for an employer to terminate an employee who has taken qualified leave for a medical issue, such as a serious health condition or the birth of a child. In some cases, an employee may also use this leave to take care of an elderly parent, a spouse or child who has become ill.

Is new employment term actually act of age discrimination?

Although the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1966 is a federal law designed to prevent employment discrimination for individuals who are 40 years old or older, it reportedly hasn't stopped some employers from finding a new way to state that they are looking for younger workers. According to Fortune, a curious new term has been appearing in job ads with employers looking for job candidates that are considered "digital natives."

California harassment and workplace discrimination laws

As a worker in the state of California, you never expect to be harassed or discriminated against. While there are laws in place to help prevent this behavior, it is not always good enough. Instead, there are people out there who break the law for one reason or another.

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