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February 2018 Archives

Understanding California's New Parent Leave Act

A new law regarding parental leave took effect in California at the beginning of this year that may help you form a stronger bond with your child. If your employer meets certain criteria, he or she must now allow you to take at least 12 weeks of parental leave within one year of you birthing, fostering or adopting a child.

Is obesity a protected class in discrimination laws?

When you have struggled with obesity or morbid obesity for many years, you get accustomed to the rude comments and stares. They still hurt, but you don’t let them affect your life. However, you probably never expected to lose your job due to obesity. If you lost your job or experienced a demotion due to your weight, you might wonder if the employer committed an illegal action.

Emojis Becoming A Perplexing Factor in Harassment Cases

Emojis are the cute, funny and sometimes confusing little images that many people use in social media, text messaging, chats or emails. Emoji images can sometimes be difficult to decipher. If you show a new emoji to 10 different people, you might get 10 different interpretations of its meaning.

Responding to job termination the right way

Losing a job can be a life-changing occurrence, both for the good and the bad. It can force you to examine your life and make positive changes for the future; however, it can also mean that you suffer financially, and that you are left with low self-esteem and insecurities as a result.

The Family Medical Leave Act and disability insurance explained

When you are suffering from an illness and unable to work, you are likely to become confused about all of the different options available to you. It is important, therefore, to fully understand the differences between benefits such as short-term disability insurance and rights such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

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