Thousands of San Diego employees are owed wages

Thousands of employees are estimated to be owed wages in San Diego. While minimum wage in California has gone up to $11 an hour for businesses with 25 employees and more this year, the minimum wage in San Diego has remained at $11.50. San Diego workers are also guaranteed a minimum of five paid sick […]

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Legislature, Governor grants new protections to unpaid California construction workers

Legislature, Governor grants new protections to unpaid California construction workers

California construction workers who are owed back wages by subcontractors are being afforded important new legal remedies under a bill recently signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. Assembly Bill 1701 makes California builders responsible for wage violations by their subcontractors. The bill will allow workers who are owed payment for work they have performed […]

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How to choose the best Los Angeles employment lawyer

Sexual Harassment at Work

Choosing the right employment lawyer could be one of the most important decisions you make after losing your job. While it may seem like a daunting task, finding the right attorney can become easier when you know what to ask and what to look for during your initial search. When you first call an employment […]

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The 5 Questions to Ask Your Employment Lawyer Before Hiring Them

The 5 Questions to Ask Your Employment Lawyer Before Hiring Them

When seeking to hire an employment lawyer, keep these five important questions in mind. 1. What percentage of your practice is devoted to cases like mine? If your type of case is not a part of the attorney’s core practice, they may not be able to give you the time and attention you need for […]

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Prison psychologist speaks out about retaliation after reporting discrimination of LGBTQ inmates

Prison psychologist speaks out about retaliation after reporting discrimination of LGBTQ inmates

A prison psychologist alleged she experienced various forms of retaliation for reporting the mistreatment of transgender inmates at a California correctional facility. She filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in an effort to compel it to better protect LGBTQ inmates. Lori Jespersen, 41, repeatedly complained to prison officials at the […]

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Glendale construction firm faces $6.3 million lawsuit for misclassification and wage theft

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office sued a construction company for worker misclassification and wage theft violations. The office is seeking damages of more than $6.3 million. Glendale-based Calcrete Construction, Inc. allegedly misclassified 175 workers as independent contractors. The lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, affects 249 construction workers. The Labor Commissioner’s Office […]

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Transgender employee sues Amazon for workplace harassment and discrimination

A transgender woman and her partner filed a harassment and discrimination lawsuit against Amazon. They were employed at the company’s Kentucky warehouse until 2015. The plaintiff, Allegra Schawe-Lane, said Amazon workers, supervisors and managers sexually harassed her when they found out she was a transgender woman. Both she and her partner experienced threats of physical […]

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Napa winery salesman files lawsuit for age discrimination

California Age Discrimination Lawyer

A former sales representative for a parent company for a winery in Napa, California, is suing the company for alleged age discrimination when they fired him for “being too old.” Joseph White began working for Fior di Sole in Kansas, parent company for Ca’ Momi Winery in Napa, as a regional sales manager in 2014. […]

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California Assembly to vote on bill that would give more workers 12 weeks of parental leave

California Parental Leave

In September, the California Assembly will vote on a Senate-passed bill that would require smaller companies to provide the same amount of unpaid parental leave as larger companies. If lawmakers and the governor approve the bill, businesses with at least 20 employees will be required to offer continued health coverage and job protection to their […]

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California to begin anti-discrimination testing of Airbnb hosts

Airbnb Racial Discrimination

Regulators at the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing plan to begin testing Airbnb hosts to prevent discrimination. This decision comes after a recent incident in which an Airbnb host in Big Bear, California, was fined for discrimination after cancelling a reservation because the guest was Asian-American. The guest, Dyne Suh, was on her […]

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