employment law

Legal Protections Nursing Mothers Have in California

California has the most comprehensive and stringent pregnancy discrimination laws in the country. The provisions in state laws are much wider in scope compared to federal laws and are designed to protect pregnant women from any kind of discrimination...

How an Attorney Can Help You: A Close Look at Equal Pay Day

At Makarem & Associates, we have experience in wage and hour class action litigation matters and want to help if you have not been paid fairly in the workplace. There are many violations that can take place by employers who are treating their employees...

California Employment Law and Paid Sick Leave

As of the first of July, 2015, the Healthy Families Act that was introduced last year in 2015 will begin to impose new requirements for paid sick leave on the employers within California. Most employers – regardless of their size or industry are...

The Fair Pay Act For Employees and Employers

Recently, the governor of California, Jerry Brown, signed the California Fair Pay Act (SB 358, Jackson), and changed the business wages landscape for all employers and employees covered by the jurisdiction of California. The new law, effective from 1st...

Implications of Minimum Wage Hike in California for Employers & Employees

In 2016, more than 1.2 million workers in California could reap the benefits of the change in the minimum wage law governing the state. The new law makes it necessary for employers to comply with the $10/hour minimum wage rate, effective from January...