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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

September 3, 2019 Legal Team
In September 2018, the Phoenix restaurant service Francisco Fine Foods LLC agreed to pay a $220,000 settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), write an apology letter, and create a more robust equal opportunity system within their restaurants. The EEOC stated that female employees were subjected to sexual harassment, including unwanted touching,...
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Workers Tell All: The Truth About Nail Salons

September 1, 2019 Legal Team
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?In Little Saigon, members of the...
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Winning Your Claim for Unpaid Overtime Wages

August 28, 2019 Legal Team
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 who qualify for overtime in California are paid 1.5 times their normal rate when they work...
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Is Accent Discrimination Illegal?

August 19, 2019 Legal Team
In Great Britain, the issue of regional accents is 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 in the capital. When one reflects that same rhetoric in...
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Transgender Woman Files Lawsuit Against McDonald’s for Sexual Harassment

August 18, 2019 Legal Team
McDonald's is no stranger to lawsuits, and they are once again on the receiving end of one. A woman has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the fast-food mogul, and the complaint is for lack of a better word, disturbing.La'Ray Reed was hired in April 2015 as a crew member at a McDonald's franchise...
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