Rights to leave for pregnant women

Los Angeles pregnancy discrimination lawyer

When it comes to taking time off work to give birth and begin raising a newborn, three primary laws impact the rights of women in California. Those are the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the state’s Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL). California Family Rights Act and Family […]

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Trucking company files lawsuit challenging recent California ruling concerning independent contractors

Los Angeles employment misclassification lawyer

The Western States Trucking Association filed a recent lawsuit in federal court. This suit comes shortly after the California’s Supreme Court decision in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County that held that most transportation drivers should be classified as employees. The landmark ruling from the state’s top court requires […]

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Federal watchdog for equal employment investigating age discrimination claims at Intel

Federal watchdog for equal employment investigating age discrimination claims at Intel

Following layoffs at Intel that cut over 10,000 workers around the world, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is looking into claims of age discrimination. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news after reviewing documents from the agency. After the massive cuts in 2016, dozens of former employees of the tech giant contacted […]

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Restaurant workers awarded $300,000 in wage violation case

Restaurant workers awarded $300,000 in wage violation case

The owner of three Sonoma County Mexican restaurants will pay 28 employees hundreds of thousands of dollars in back wages and damages as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to settle federal wage violations. An investigation by the Wage and Hour Division in San Francisco discovered El Charro Casita Inc. and […]

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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

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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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