November 25, 2015

We are happy to once again participate in Day Before Thanksgiving Lunch with Our Friends, put on by Vallejo Together. Volunteers serve lunch to various Vallejo residents around the city and provide residents with necessities and other helpful items, all while having fu...

November 25, 2015


It is easy to forget to be grateful for the things, without which we could not exist as comfortably as we do. Some of these things include the freedoms and protections we have as U.S. residents, including laws that protect employees and employers. While these laws are...

November 25, 2015

Small Business Saturday is November 28, 2015.  As a solo-preneur, who appreciates the support and camaraderie of other entrepreneurs, I encourage everyone to keep it local and support small businesses. Many boast incredible deals in the spirit of Small Business Saturda...

November 25, 2015

 

 

On January 13, 2016, Law Office of Glicel Sumagaysay will be on a panel for a program: Building Your Business with Subcontracting.  The Firm will discuss independent contractor relationships for the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the National Association of Profes...

November 15, 2015

Veteran’s Day always reminds me of my grandparents, who fought in World War II, and other family members who are, or have been, in the military.  It also reminds me that California and federal law prohibit harassment and discrimination of employees because of their vet...

November 15, 2015

According to a decision by Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, time spent waiting while Apple checked their employees’ bags is not compensable.  The Court granted Apple’s motion for summary judgment in a case brought...

October 23, 2015

 

The Firm held a presentation describing the benefits, protections and essentials of employee handbooks in its Emeryville office.  As part of The Firm's goals to prevent harassment, discrimination, bad employer practices and employers' violations of law, it strives to...

October 23, 2015

 

The governor signed the Fair Pay Act, SB-358 Conditions of employment: gender wage differential this month.  It amends Labor Code section 1197.5 to strengthen protection against retaliation for employees who inquire about pay or share their own pay.  It also requires...

October 6, 2015

An employee handbook goes a long way to putting employers and employees on the same page. A handbook can be a compilation of the employer’s policies, conditions of work, as well as its core principles.

 

A good handbook protects both employers and employees by laying out...

September 8, 2015

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (“EPA”) amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), a federal law. The FLSA, as amended, prohibits the unequal pay of women and men, or wage discrimination, of individuals who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort and r...

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