Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance  The purpose of unemployment insurance is to provide laid off workers with temporary financial assistance, assuming of course they can qualify under state law. Each state administers a separate unemployment insurance program based on federal unemployment guidelines and requirements. For example you will need to meet this state’s requirements for wages earned or Read more…

Got Laid Off? Protecting Health Coverage Benefits – COBRA

COBRA Continued Health Care Beneifits When facing job loss or a reduction in hours, workers need to know their options ahead of time to prevent loss of health coverage.  There may be several options available to individuals who are losing their health coverage when they lose their jobs: Special Enrollment in Another Group Plan If Read more…

Health Benefits When Employment Ends – COBRA

Health benefits after employment COBRA Insurance Are you familiar with cobra insurance? Many employees covered by health insurance plans can continue to get health benefits for a limited time after they lose their jobs. That right comes from a federal law called the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (“COBRA”). Any company with 20 or more Read more…

Family And Medical Leave

Family and Medical Leave – Federal Law The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that allows “covered employees” to take time away from work to handle family or medical needs. California, like most states, has provided additional rights beyond the scope of the federal legislation. Employers who violate the FMLA may Read more…

Wrongful Termination – Employee Rights

There is almost nothing worse than getting fired from a job. If you’ve been “wrongfully” fired, you might consider suing your employer. Some employees have long-term contracts that prevent employers from firing them whenever they like, but most employees are “at-will” employees, who can be terminated for no reason at all. Even at-will employees, however, Read more…

Employer Discrimination And Harassment – How To File A Claim

If you want to sue your employer for discrimination or harassment, you must first file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and/or the agency in your state that enforces its anti-discrimination laws and then get a right-to-sue letter from that agency. After you receive your right-to-sue letter from the EEOC, you generally have Read more…