New laws to affect California workers in 2019

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In California, hundreds of new laws have created big changes for workers and employers in 2019. Perhaps the most anticipated change is an increase in minimum wage, which will be $15 per hour by 2023. For companies with 26 or more employees, minimum wage will rise to $12 per hour. For those with fewer than […]

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Paid leave policies at Starbucks negatively affect LGBTQ families

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Starbucks’ new paid family leave policy, which was announced earlier this year, was touted by the company as “exceptional.” But, while the company is known for its generous benefits to its hourly workers and supportive working environment for LGBTQ employees, its paid family leave policy disproportionately disadvantages LGBTQ employees. Under the new policy, corporate employees […]

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Transgender man sues Dignity Health after gender transition surgery denial

Gender Discrimination Attorney

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a transgender patient after Dignity Health Hospital in Sacramento denied a hysterectomy in their transition from female to male. The suit alleges that Dignity Health withheld medical care because of Evan Minton’s gender identity, which is sex discrimination under California’s Unruh Civil […]

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