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$4.7 Million for Workplace Sexual Harassment

Posted by Kashif Haque | Aug 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Svetlana Lokhova is a British banker whose job matched something you would expect in a movie or television show.She kept insane hours, made a sizable income (approximately $1.1 million a year), and had to endure a misogynistic, harassing environment. Lokhova w...

Wrongful Termination Settlements

Posted by Kashif Haque | Jul 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Employees who have been wrongfully terminated from their jobs may be entitled to compensatory damages, including back pay on lost wages. They may even be able to get their job back by filing a wrongful termination lawsuit against their employe...

"Lay-Off" Vs. "Terminated" Vs. "At-Will"

Posted by Kashif Haque | Jul 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

In day to day language, many of these terms can be used interchangeably. Normally, being “laid off” or being “terminated” or being “fired” mean the same thing. In the realm of the law, however, these terms are specifically defined to mean dif...

California Wrongful Termination Laws

Posted by Kashif Haque | Jun 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Wrongful termination occurs when an employer-employee relationship is ended by an employer who violates an employee's legal rights. According to California law, such a situation may arise when an employer breaches a state or federal law, gener...

Albertsons Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted by Samuel A. Wong | Jun 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

An Alberston's manager, Reyna Garcia, filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against the grocery chain for failing to accommodate her high risk pregnancy with light duty. After she became pregnant Reyna Garcia told her store manager that she had...

BACKGROUND CHECKS: HOW FAR BACK CAN MY EMPLOYER LOOK?

Posted by Samuel A. Wong | Apr 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Although companies are permitted to request and conduct background checks, there are some limits on what the companies can ask and what they can do with that information. In California, for instance, a company cannot look back more than seven years, so a youthful indiscretion won't follow you ...

CAN MY BOSS REQUIRE ME TO SHARE MY SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES?

Posted by Kashif Haque | Apr 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

I think it is safe to say, most people have social media accounts if they have access to the Internet.  But some may wonder what protections are in place to protect their personal photos, daily tweets, private posts and page likes from access by a current or prospective employer. CA LAW – EMPL...

What "Leaves of Absence" Are Protected For Employees?

Posted by Samuel A. Wong | Apr 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

TIME OFF FOR NOBLE DEEDS If employees want to help save the world, in California, they can do so without fear of losing their job.  Lab. Code §§ 230.3-.4; 1501-1507.  Employers in California are required to allow employees to take unpaid leaves of absence to serve as volunteer firefighters, re...

CAN MY EMPLOYER SHARE MY PRIVATE INFO?

Posted by Kashif Haque | Apr 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Melissa Ignat asked the court to rule that her right to privacy was violated when her employer, Yum! Brands, Inc. (parent company of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC and others) told her coworkers that she suffered from bipolar disorder. The California Court of Appeals, Fourth District, Division Thre...

Contractor Class Actions on The Rise

Posted by Samuel A. Wong | Mar 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. Workers across the country may be thinking something along those lines given the recent wave of high-profile class action settlements for employees misclassified as independent contractors. UBER...

PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION – WHAT EMPLOYEES SHOULD KNOW

Posted by Kashif Haque | Mar 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY EVELYN GOODE ON 03/25/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed by Congress in 1978 as an amendment to The Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite this being in place for nearly 40 years now, women still continue to face workplace discrimination due to pregnancy, or...

WINNING YOUR CLAIM FOR UNPAID OVERTIME WAGES

Posted by Kashif Haque | Mar 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY JJ BISNAR ON 03/21/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT California's overtime law requires employers to pay those employees who are eligible twice their rate of pay when they have worked more than 12 hours in one workday or more than eight hours on their seventh consecutive day of work. Employees w...

LESS OBVIOUS SIGNS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Posted by Kashif Haque | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

  POSTED BY ANDREW GUIDA ON 03/13/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT   Although it may seem counter intuitive, it is not always obvious that sexual harassment is occurring. When sexual harassment in any form occurs it disrupts the workplace, is costly in terms of morale/productivity, and leaves emo...

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