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

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Posted By DAM Firm | January 25 2017 | English, Workers Rights, Workers' Comp

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…

Posted By DAM Firm | December 27 2016 | English, Workers Rights

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…

Posted By DAM Firm | November 14 2016 | Spanish, Workers Rights


Artículo 16-44   En 2002, California se convirtió en el primero estado en proveer a los trabajadores el derecho legal a permisos de ausencia del trabajo PAGADOS para cuidar a un hijo, padre, cónyuge o pareja doméstica registrada, que sufre de una “Enfermedad Médica Grave.”   Estos permisos también están disponibles para unirse emocionalmente con un…

Posted By DAM Firm | November 14 2016 | English, Workers Rights


Article 16-44 ¡No Se Deje! In 2002, California became the first state to provide workers a legal right to PAID time off from work to care for a child, parent, spouse or registered domestic partner suffering from a “Serious Health Condition.”   These benefits are also available to bond with a newborn baby or recently adopted…

Posted By DAM Firm | September 26 2016 | English, Workers Rights

Can You Sue Your Employer for Being Bored at Work?

In the past, boredom at work was just another part of the job. Boring jobs pay the bills, after all, and employees either dealt with their boredom or found a more captivating career. Thanks to new studies about how boredom affects mental health, however, employees are now not only unwilling to tolerate a boring job,…

Posted By DAM Firm | September 19 2016 | Adjudication of Claim, English, Workers Rights

Medical Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation

As lawmakers around the nation more widely accept the use of medical marijuana (and recreational in some states), workers’ compensation systems face a new predicament. Marijuana legalization is a complex legal issue with many implications for the workplace. Employee drug testing and drug-free work policies may have to undergo a change, as well as workers’…

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