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CITIZENSHIP AND DEPORTATION

Article 17-05 ¡No Se Deje! People that are citizens of this country because they were born here cannot be deported.  U. S. born citizens do have the right to voluntarily renounce their citizenship but it cannot be taken from them.  This is true even if they have been convicted of committing horrendous crimes including multiple […]

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LABOR LAW USED TO PROTECT CARWASH WORKERS

Article 17-03 ¡No Se Deje! Because carwash workers are among the lowest paid, least protected and most abused and exploited employees in California; the State passed a much needed protection law in 2003.  The CARWASH WORKER LAW requires carwash companies to register their businesses with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. This allows government […]

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FEDERAL COURT SAYS PEOPLE CAN VIDEOTAPE THE POLICE

Article 17-04 ¡No Se Deje! There have been many news reports about people that have been arrested for videotaping or taking photos of on-duty police officers.  Most of the time the videotaping is done by an innocent bystander that feels the conduct of the police is unlawful or improper.  The case of Rodney King illustrates […]

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PARENTS CAN BE ARRESTED WHEN THEIR CHILDREN MISS SCHOOL

Article 17-02 ¡No Se Deje! California law requires school aged children to be enrolled in and to attend school.  Violations of the mandatory school attendance law permit prosecutors to initiate juvenile court actions against the child and to file criminal charges against the parents.  While the primary purpose of mandatory school attendance laws is to […]

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THE LAW PROTECTS PREGNANT WOMEN

Article 17-01 ¡No Se Deje! Federal law and California law protect pregnant women from illegal discrimination.  It is illegal to withhold a job offer from, or to fire a woman, because she is pregnant.  It is also illegal to withhold a promotion, a raise, an assignment, a bonus or any other job related benefit because […]

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What is California Workers’ Compensation Medical Mileage?

California’s workers’ compensation laws serve to protect employees in the event of workplace injuries and accidents. Workers’ comp mandates that an employer’s insurance company must pay for an injured worker’s medical costs and other expenses related to the injury, as long as the worker sustained the injury during work-related tasks. One type of reimbursement an […]

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What Can Your Boss Ask When You Call In Sick?

Calling in sick at work – whether you’re actually sick or not – is your right as an employee. Taking a sick day is a common request when employees come down with a cold, the flu, or another illness. Sickness may not only render an employee unable to perform his or her job, but it […]

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What is Pay Secrecy? Can Employers Punish You for Revealing Your Salary?

Pay secrecy has been a hotly debated topic recently, especially in light of gender wage gap issues and the question of whether or not salaries should be an allowable point of discussion in the workplace. For years, most employers have held that employees are not allowed to discuss their pay with other coworkers. Some have […]

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The Gig Economy and Workers’ Rights

What is important to most people when they think about their job? Comfort and happiness are big parts of it, but when it comes to practicality, the things people focus on are what the job provides: dental and health insurance, 401k, sick leave, social security, and worker’s compensation in the event of an injury. But […]

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GUN LAWS AND IMMIGRANTS

Article 16-52 ¡No Se Deje! Gun ownership, possession and use are regulated by Federal laws and the laws of each state.  The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the Constitutional right of persons to own guns and the rights of states to regulate their possession and use.  The Solicitor General of the United States explained that […]

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