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New 2022 Employment Laws You Need To Know About

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

The California Legislature has passed some new laws and measures which will be going into effect for 2022. The legislature had a very busy session and passed a number of new measures which were all signed into effect by the governor, however, we will only be touching on a few of those relevant to… Read More »

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Grubhub Faces Setback In Claiming Drivers Are Independent Contractors

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

If you work in California, your classification as an independent contractor versus an employee is very important. For one, this classification determines your eligibility for workers’ compensation insurance benefits. Workers’ compensation insurance provides medical care and full or partial wage replacement while you recover from work-related injuries, among other benefits. In order to qualify… Read More »

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Are You Being Retaliated Against For Bringing A Sexual Harassment Claim?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

If you are working in a hostile environment due to sexual harassment, it can be difficult determining how to move forward. There are a lot of factors to weigh, including the impact that the ongoing harassment could have on you and others, as well as whether you will face backlash for coming forward.  You… Read More »

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Are There ADA Protections For Long-Haul Covid?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Long-Haul Covid is defined by the CDC as health issues that persist for four or more weeks after first contracting the Covid-19 virus. It is estimated that anywhere between ten and thirty percent of people who catch the Covid-19 virus will go on to develop chronic Covid symptoms. This can become incredibly difficult for… Read More »

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Has Your California Right To Privacy Been Violated?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

If you are an employee in California, you have a right to privacy that your employer must respect. This right to employee privacy is emphasized in the California state constitution as one of the most essential rights possessed by individuals in the state. If your employer has violated your right to privacy, you may… Read More »

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If My Employer Requires The Covid-19 Vaccine, Do I Get Paid Time-Off For Vaccine Side-Effects?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

There has been a lot of confusion (and, in some cases, outrage) about whether a California employer can require employees to be vaccinated, or ask about their vaccination status, in order to allow them to come back to work. Many people have concerns over the legality of vaccinations. However, in reality, they are nothing… Read More »

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Should I Hide My Pregnancy At Work?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Pregnancy can be a life-altering experience. Unfortunately, for many women, pregnancy can also alter their careers. If you are trying to decide whether you need to hide your pregnancy to protect your job or career, you are not alone. While ultimately the choice is a personal one, and it is yours, we’ll provide some… Read More »

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What Is An Interactive Reasonable Accommodations Process?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

If you are a California employee with a disability, you may be attempting to navigate the reasonable accommodations process. Reasonable accommodations are intended to ensure that an employee with a temporary or permanent disability is able to perform the essential functions of their job. There are a number of state and federal laws that… Read More »

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Yes, You Can Talk About Salaries At Work

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Although discussing finances, such as salaries, with co-workers may be uncomfortable or even taboo, it is one of the most powerful and effective ways to combat unequal pay in the workplace. Companies have long benefitted from policies that allowed them to prohibit talking about salaries at work. In fact, prior to 2015, it was… Read More »

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Is Workplace Bullying Illegal In California?

By Costanzo Law Firm, APC |

Anyone who has ever experienced bullying can testify to the fact that it amounts to far more than an annoyance. Bullying can have long-term negative effects on a person’s mental health and emotional well-being. Bullying can even manifest in physical conditions, such as tension headaches, migraines, and nausea, as well as anxiety disorders. Bullying… Read More »

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