California Supreme Court ruling could have monumental impact on workers in gig economy

California Supreme Court ruling could have monumental impact on workers in gig economy

California’s top court issued a decision on April 30 making it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. The unanimous ruling replaced the previous test for setting employment status, which largely considered the control a company had over a worker, like where and when work was done. In recent years, […]

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A look at new California employment laws in 2018

A look at new California employment laws in 2018

2018 brings new laws to California. Here is a look at some new employment laws that might affect you: SALARY INFORMATION (Assembly Bill No. 168): Under new California law, employers are prohibited from asking job applicants for salary information as a factor used to determine whether or not to hire them. Employers are also prohibited […]

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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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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 bill would blacklist contractors who help build Trump’s Border Wall

Border Wall

The committee passed a new bill that would block any company that participates in the building of President Trump’s promised U.S.-Mexico border wall from receiving a new or extended contract with the state. If the bill becomes law, contractors would have to choose between building the border wall and doing business in California. Senate Bill […]

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California Senate bill mandating 12 weeks of unpaid parental leave for small companies passes committee

Paid Parental Leave

A California Senate committee passed a new bill that would require smaller businesses to offer three months of job-protected maternity/paternity leave for child-parent bonding. While the state already mandates companies with at least 50 workers to provide 12 weeks of parental leave, Senate Bill 63, the New Parent Leave Act, would apply to companies with […]

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Proposed bill would change the way employers hire part-time and temporary workers

Employee Wage Abuse

A new California Bill proposed to the state assembly would require businesses with over 10 employees to offer existing employees extra work hours before hiring additional staff, contractors, temporary workers or other part-time workers to take over those hours and job tasks. The bill was written by California assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher with the intent […]

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