COVID-19 Test Reporting at Work: What You Need to Know

May 16th, 2022|

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread illness across the state of California, all employees are rightfully concerned about their safety at work. Understanding your rights and personal responsibilities as an employee so that you can protect yourself and your coworkers is crucial. Here's what you must know about COVID-19 test reporting at work. Do You Need to Report a Positive COVID-19 Test at Work? If you test positive for COVID-19, the first thing you should do is notify your employer as soon as possible. You are not required to give your employer your medical information, but you should let them know that you have newly tested positive so that they can take appropriate action. Your employer may have

Can I Be Forced to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

May 15th, 2022|

The COVID-19 pandemic has many people across the globe worried about their health and safety. This is especially true in California, which is the most densely populated state in the U.S. With so many people living and working near one another, many worry that they could contract the virus at work. Even more so, some are worried that their employers will force them to work even if they don’t feel safe or face wrongful termination. Can I Be Forced to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic? If you work in an essential industry, then your employer could require you to come to work. This is because essential businesses are those that provide critical infrastructure and services. Examples of essential businesses include

What Is California At-Will Employment?

April 16th, 2022|

The labor laws in California assume that all employees are employed at will. At-will employment means an employer can fire an employee at any time without any reason or notice. It is at their “will” to terminate any worker. However, an employee can leave at any time with or without reason if they are at-will. The reason for termination is defined by the word “cause” in labor laws. A cause is thought to be a good reason that is not regulated by any authority. Employers are not often asked to go in front of a court and prove they had good cause for a termination every time they fire someone. At-will employment is beneficial to employers because it allows them

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