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 […]


UCLA’s decreased disability insurance disadvantages new parents

Decreased Disability Insurance

The University of California (UC) recently decreased its disability insurance benefits, which could negatively affect parents who use disability insurance as a form of parental leave. In 2017, the UC’s disability insurance only covers 60 percent of an employee’s income for six weeks, compared to 70 percent in 2016. The decrease in benefits could mean […]


Los Angeles enacts Ordinance requiring 48 hours of paid sick leave

Los Angeles Paid Sick Leave

The City of Los Angeles recently enacted an Ordinance that increases employees’ mandatory sick leave entitlements, doubling the state requirements of 24 hours paid sick leave to 48 regardless of the size of business. On June 2, 2016, Mayor Eric Garcetti approved the Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) to take effect on July 1, […]