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Age Discrimination Statistics

Posted by Kashif Haque | Oct 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Different industries have their own signature labor code violations that you often hear about in the news. Tech industries are often accused of gender discrimination and sexism. Food service institutions are routinely served with wage and hour lawsuits....

Tip Pooling Laws

Posted by Kashif Haque | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

California law is very specific regarding gratuities left employees. It provides that, “every gratuity is hereby declared to be the sole property of the employee or employees to whom it was paid, given, or left for”. This means that an employer must pay t...

Overtime Pay for Farm Workers in California

Posted by Kashif Haque | Oct 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last week marked the end of the “80-year-old practice of applying separate labor rules to agricultural laborers” in California, after Governor Jerry Brown passed a law implementing updated overtime wage pay changes for farmworkers. The bill passed with a ...

Fedex Independent Contractor Lawsuit Results

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

Unlike competitor UPS, which treats all its drivers as employees, FedEx has long called many of its FedEx Ground drivers Independent Contractors, which means it doesn't have to provide basic benefits, overtime pay, workplace protections, or other employee right...

Family Responsibilities Discrimination

Posted by Samuel A. Wong | Sep 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

FEEL DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY? It is commonly known that an employer may not ask a prospective employee about his/her marital status or family issues because an employer may not discriminate against an applicant based on their family status. But what abo...

Service Dogs In The Workplace Guidelines

Posted by Samuel A. Wong | Sep 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY KASHIF HAQUE ON 07/24/2013 Many people recognize “Guide” dogs, who assist the visually impaired, and may even have seen other “Service” dogs that assist persons with various disabilities, but recent California regulations pave the way for many more furry and feathered friends to as...

Workers Tell All: The Truth about Nail Salons

Posted by Kashif Haque | Sep 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is a luxury for most women and a regular routine for many women (and men) to get their manicures and pedicures done. We pay the bill and tip the manicurists and go on with our day. However, what's the real cost of those acrylics or that gel manicure? ...

Winning Your Claim for Unpaid Overtime Wages

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

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...

Is Accent Discrimination Illegal?

Posted by Samuel A. Wong | Aug 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

In Great Britain, the issue of regional accents are a hot topic. In a country were a “posh” London proper accent is seen as more educated and sophisticated, employees in the United Kingdom attempt to change their thicker region accents to resemble those heard i...

$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...

Drug Testing In The Workplace

Posted by Samuel A. Wong | Jul 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite what many employers seem to think, drug testing employees is not the free for all they would like it to be.  Employers are quite limited in when they can request drug tests for employees.

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...

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