December 31, 2016

What will the new year bring for the workplace?  Because of the new president and his supporters, more discriminatory and harassing behavior likely will appear in the workplace.  Therefore, both employees and employers should be more attentive.  If employees are expe...

March 8, 2016


March 8 was International Women's Day.  I am proud of, grateful for and celebrate those who have protected and continue to protect women’s rights and opportunities. 


Thank you to those who fought for women’s right to vote. It sounds ridiculous to me that women di...

December 23, 2015


We hope as you prepare for 2016 you are familiar with the changes to laws that have been passed in the last year.  Below are some of the changes that might affect you.

  • Equal Pay.  As discussed in previous articles, California's equal pay laws have been strengthen...

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...

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...

March 21, 2015


On March 17, 2015, the Law Office of Glicel Sumagaysay participated in the California Employment Lawyers Association’s (“CELA”) Lobby Day.  We lobbied the following bills:

AB 987 (Assembly member Levine): a bill that would amend the California Fair Employment and H...

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