I’m hurt or sick and I have to miss work – am I protected?

March 31, 2014 Legal Team
There are many protections available to employees who are hurt or sick and have to miss work. For instance, if an employee is hurt on the job, he may be protected by workers' compensation law. If an employee has a disability that interferes with the kind of activities you normally do every day, she may be protected...
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Alphabet Soup When You’re Sick

March 28, 2014 Legal Team
When an employee is seriously injured or ill, California and federal law give them many different kinds of protections at work.  Since lawyers and companies love acronyms, employee handbooks are often full of a confusing alphabet soup of terms: CFRA, FMLA, ADA, ADAAA, FEHA, PDLL, PFL, and SDI, to name a few.  Confused yet? ...
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30 Minutes or Less Cost More

March 27, 2014 Legal Team
Franchisees of Domino's Pizza in New York have recently agreed to settle allegations from the office of the state Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman. The claims stem from a wage-theft investigation by the office.Between 2007 and 2013, six franchisees of the mega pizza brand are said to have violated a slew of New York...
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Oh, We’re Facebook Friends? Guess I Can’t Take Your Case

March 26, 2014 Legal Team
Fresno County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Hamilton is experiencing a bit of real-life drama over a not-so-real friendship. So how does this drama play? The characters: two rival RV dealerships. The setting: a courtroom in which a defamation lawsuit has been slapped on one RV dealership from another. The conflict: the judge (Hamilton) is...
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California Unemployment Rate Dropped in February

March 25, 2014 Legal Team
The Employment Development Department (“EDD”) recently revealed California's unemployment rate in the wake of February. The Los Angeles Times reported a net of 58,800 jobs added in the month of February particularly in the fields of education and health services. Despite significant losses in the manufacturing industry, this growth is said to be on...
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