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The Unemployed Employee: Claiming California Unemployment Benefits After Hours Cut

California’s Unemployment Insurance program is not just for individuals completely out of work.  Even employed individuals can be “unemployed” for purposes of obtaining UI benefits.  Obtaining UI benefits while still employed is helpful when someone experiences a reduction in their hours or has been thrust into part-time work and have been unable ...

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How to Apply for UI Benefits in California 2019

Applying for unemployment benefits in California is easy and can be completed online.  Alternatively, you can apply for unemployment benefits in California by telephone, mail, or fax. Continue reading to learn how you can quickly obtain your unemployment benefits in California. Applying for Unemployment Benefits in California Online To apply for ...

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Your Privacy at Work: Employers and Social Media Passwords, Personnel Records, & Tracking Your Work Computer Usage

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Rapid advances in technology have made it easy for employers to store immense amounts of data on their employees.  Although employees may attempt to guard their personal information zealously, laws designed to protect private information are necessary to ensure employers respect employee privacy.  Employers have a right to track employee activities during ...

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Everything You Need to Know About California Unemployment

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The Employment Development Department (“EDD”) administers the Unemployment Insurance program in California. Unemployed workers can receive up to twenty-six weeks of regular unemployment benefits as well as extensions. Understanding the program is crucial to obtaining Unemployment compensation. Mistakes and misinterpretations of program rules can render an unemployed individual ineligible for the benefits they paid into while employed. Continue reading this article to discover how California’s Unemployment Insurance program functions.

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Workplace Harassment & Bullying in California Examples

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No person should be forced to endure workplace harassment. Although widely recognized, employers, managers, and supervisors do not always honor this oft-espoused precept. All too often, California employees must tolerate severe workplace harassment. Employer-perpetrated harassment, usually undertaken by a deplorable manager or supervisor, can garner feelings of helplessness because the employee may feel as if they must choose between challenging bullying or putting food on the table. This choice is false.

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How to Slash Through EDD Red Tape and Swiftly Collect Your California Unemployment Benefits in 2019

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In passing the program eighty-seven years ago, lawmakers intended to reduce the suffering caused by involuntary unemployment. However, the bureaucrats at California’s Employment Development Department (“EDD”), the state agency charged with administering California’s Unemployment Insurance program, often make securing unemployment benefits a time consuming, stressful, and burdensome ordeal. Don’t let EDD keep you from receiving the benefits you paid into while employed. Continue reading this article to learn how to apply for your unemployment benefits successfully and discover your options, should EDD deny your application.

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California Wage & Hour Law 2019

Employees considering legal action against their employers should consider that a successful employer can get a fee award against the employee-plaintiff if the court finds that the employee brought the action in bad faith. California Labor Code § 218.5(a). Accordingly, do not initiate an action against your employer without contacting Astanehe Law for a free case evaluation first! Let Astanehe Law assist you in mounting a winning case against your employer.

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San Francisco Bay Area Wrongful Termination Attorney

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Your employer cannot discharge you without a justified reason. If your former employer discharged you without good cause, you might have a legal claim for wrongful termination. Michael M. Astanehe of San Francisco based Astanehe Law is an aggressive and experienced civil litigator well positioned to litigate your California employment claim for wrongful termination against your former employer.

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