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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...

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...

When Should I Contact a Sexual Harassment Attorney?

Posted by Kashif Haque | Feb 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY EVELYN GOODE ON 02/23/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT It is not easy to determine when a situation at work warrants speaking with a sexual harassment attorney. Our country is in the midst of turbulent change, particularly regarding social matters. Issues such as racial and gender equality lead...

OH NO, MY PAYCHECK BOUNCED! NOW WHAT?

Posted by Kashif Haque | Feb 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY KASHIF HAQUE ON 02/20/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT You hope it never happens to you: you get your paycheck from your employer, deposit it, and it bounces!  What do you do? California law has a couple different solutions to this problem.  The California Labor Code says that if you deposit y...

ARE YOU THE BULLY AT WORK?

Posted by Kashif Haque | Feb 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY KASHIF HAQUE ON 02/17/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT We, as employees, are so painfully aware of how we feel at work. We could be having a great day and be extremely excited about our work, or we could be having an excruciatingly bad day and want to go home. We know what we want and how we fe...

CALIFORNIA DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION LAW

Posted by Kashif Haque | Feb 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY ANDREW GUIDA ON 02/16/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT The governing body of Federal law regarding California disability discrimination is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a minimum standard, which means that individual states are able to further adjust or change their indi...

TIP CREDIT V. TIP POOLING—IS IT LEGAL?

Posted by Kashif Haque | Feb 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY SAMUELWONG ON 02/14/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT Service industries, especially around the holidays, are often difficult to work. In the United States, tipping for a service is usually customary and expected. As an extra wage, tipping is often the subject of legal debates in many lawsuits. ...

BIG PAYOUT FOR WRONGFUL TERMINATION OF HR DIRECTOR

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

POSTED BY EVELYN GOODE ON 02/01/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT A huge wrongful termination settlement was recently awarded to Cynthia Begazo for her case. Begazo initiated the case in September of 2015 after she was fired from Passages Malibu Rehab Center. She alleged that the termination was wrongful on t...

TIPS FOR DEALING WITH WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

Posted by Kashif Haque | Dec 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY JJ BISNAR ON 12/09/2018 WITH 0 COMMENT Harassment in the workplace can be an extremely stressful and traumatic experience. While incidents of workplace harassment don't often make it to the news, they are a common occurrence. Women and men routinely endure harassment and discrimina...

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