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Monthly Archives: October 2022

EmploymentLaw

Can You be Fired For Using Medical Marijuana At Work?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

In 1996, California led the nation by becoming the very first state to make medical marijuana usage legal. But don’t be fooled–that doesn’t mean that an employee has a legal right to use marijuana in the workplace, if the employer otherwise forbids its usage. Marijuana is Still Illegal This is because of the interplay… Read More »

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Things You Didn’t Know About How The ADA Protects Your Employment

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Many people are aware that the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) protects you from being fired, or from suffering any adverse consequences at work, because of a disability, illness or disease. But what many people don’t know is how broad or how many different things the ADA protects. Here are things that most employees… Read More »

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Why Do Employers Like Arbitration So Much?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

In more and more employment agreements you are seeing what are known as arbitration clauses. These clauses are not unique to employment law; everything from injury cases to business lawsuits to consumer lawsuits often involves the use of arbitration. But what is it about arbitration that big companies, and particularly any kind of employer,… Read More »

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Who Does The FMLA And California FMLA Cover?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California’s version of the law is a powerful law that requires that employees be given time off to care for sick loved ones. It is so unique, because you, as the worker, do not have to be sick or ill at all—you only need to have a… Read More »

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Is Fibromyalgia Covered Or Protected Under The ADA?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that employers make accommodations for employees who have certain kinds of illnesses, diseases or disabilities. One illness that an employee may end up with is what is known as Fibromyalgia. Does an employer have to make accommodations for you if you suffer from Fibromyalgia? What is Fibromyalgia?… Read More »

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California Expands Pay Transparency Requirements

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Beginning January 1, 2023, employers in California will be subject to several new requirements aimed at promoting California pay equity, as follows: Employers with 15 or more employees (located anywhere) will be required to post the pay scale for an open position in their job postings. Pay scale is defined as the salary or… Read More »

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