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How discrimination can play a role in denying promotions

Many companies try to be at least semi-proactive when it comes to hiring a diverse workforce and training managers and supervisors to avoid harassment, discrimination and the like. However, companies tend not notice the bigger picture about such issues. For example, they may not have a proactive strategy to ensure that deserving employees get promotions (or pay raises) regardless of their gender, disability, race or other protected class.

Why construction workers are at high risk for TBIs

Construction workers in California run a substantial risk of receiving a traumatic brain injury while at work. This is because they often are required to perform their jobs while on roofs, scaffolding, tall ladders, etc., and they are at risk of falling from such high places. The Mayo Clinic states that falls are the most common cause of TBIs.

Common employment law violations you should know about

Many workers in California are too trusting of their employers. They believe their bosses have a good understanding of state and federal employment laws. However, many employers do not stay on top of the changes in these laws. As a result, some employers routinely violate these laws.

What does the phrase “fatal four” mean to construction workers?

As a construction worker in California, you are most likely aware that you risk your life every day on building or road projects. The construction industry is one of the most dangerous professions in America, regardless of the safety precautions you take on a daily basis.

Have my rights under FMLA been violated?

There may come a moment in a Californian's life where they need to take extended time off of work, be it for family or health reasons. Fortunately, there is an act that allows you to get that time off without fearing job loss. It's called the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. The Law Offices of Mauro Fiore JR., are here to step in and help if you feel that your protection under this act has been violated.

Part 2: Understanding whether you are an independent contractor

This is the second part of a two-part blog on the difference between an independent contractor and employee in California. When you understand the distinction, you are in a better position to understand your rights as a worker. At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., we know the finer points of the law and how California’s laws are designed to protect individual workers.

Part 1: Understanding whether you are an independent contractor

Even when you are classified as an independent contract in California, you may actually be an employee of the organization or company where you work. Often the distinction between independent contractors and employees is not as clear you may think, regardless of the contract you entered into or the way you are paid. At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., we understand your rights and the obligations of employers under California law.

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