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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...

“LAY-OFF” VS. “TERMINATED” VS. “AT-WILL”

Posted by Kashif Haque | Jan 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY SAMUELWONG ON 01/29/2019 WITH 0 COMMENT 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...

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...

WHAT ARE THE WRONGFUL TERMINATION LAWS IN CALIFORNIA?

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

POSTED BY JJ BISNAR ON 12/09/2018 WITH 0 COMMENT 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...

WORKING FROM HOME WITH A DISABILITY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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

POSTED BY JJ BISNAR ON 12/09/2018 WITH 0 COMMENT Living with an illness and/or a disability can be a significant challenge. It can be even more challenging to work when you are disabled. This is especially true if you are attempting to work a conventional job when you are disabled. Depending...

WRONGFUL TERMINATION SETTLEMENTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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

POSTED BY JJ BISNAR ON 12/09/2018 WITH 0 COMMENT 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...

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

Posted by Kashif Haque | Oct 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY ANDREW GUIDA ON 10/12/2018 WITH 0 COMMENT Francisco Fine Foods LLC to Pay $220,000 to Settle With EEOC 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...

PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION CLAIM CAN ADVANCE TO TRIAL FOR FEDEX EMPLOYEE – DEMONSTRATED ‘ADVERSE IMPACT’ UNDER PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION ACT

Posted by Kashif Haque | Mar 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY ANDREW GUIDA ON 03/28/2018 WITH 0 COMMENT A former FedEx employee's “disparate impact” claim can advance to trial under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The plaintiff, Cassandra Adduci, began working at the Memphis hub for FedEx on January 6th, 2014. She was promoted to the positi...

PIP THEN RIF – A WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE

Posted by Kashif Haque | Dec 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY ANDREW GUIDA ON 12/29/2017 Ginger Pung began working for Regus Management Group in 1991, continuing to receive consistent positive reviews for her position as General Manager. Everything changed sometime in 2010-2011 when Area Director Scott Ravenscroft became her direct supervisor...

DFEH APPROVES NEW TRANSGENDER PROTECTIONS AND GUIDELINES

Posted by Kashif Haque | Aug 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY ANDREW GUIDA ON 08/11/2017 The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has approved new guidelines and protections for transgender people in the workplace to be effective July 1, 2017. The new amendments aim to clarify existing law and further the protection of transge...

MINIMUM WAGE HIKES: A SOLUTION TO INCOME INEQUALITY?

Posted by Kashif Haque | Jun 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY EVELYN GOODE ON 06/28/2017 Initiated by fast-food workers in New York City, the Fight for $15 is a nationwide movement advocating a higher minimum wage. This push for wage hikes has steadily gained prominence; As of 2017, 30 states have raised their minimum wages to amounts higher ...

DOES THE EEOC NEED TO RE-FOCUS?

Posted by Kashif Haque | Jun 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY EVELYN GOODE ON 06/05/2017 A hearing was held on May 23rd by the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections to discuss the “need for more responsible regulatory & enforcement policies” by the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). The EEOC is a...

GENDER BIAS IS NO PIECE OF CAKE – PART I

Posted by Kashif Haque | Feb 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY EVELYN GOODE ON 02/10/2017 Katie Mayes was described as an employee that “worked hard” and “followed the rules” during her 12 year employment at WinCo in Idaho Falls. That is, until she was terminated for allegedly stealing and being dishonest. If you think that sounds like an unli...

PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Posted by Kashif Haque | Jan 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY EVELYN GOODE ON 01/11/2017 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 pregnancy-rela...

WHAT A TRUMP PRESIDENCY MIGHT MEAN FOR FAMILY LEAVE LAWS

Posted by Kashif Haque | Dec 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY EVELYN GOODE ON 12/30/2016 With the Electoral College officially selecting Donald J. Trump as the next President of the United States, many are now wondering what changes may take place upon his inauguration. Particularly relating to employment, you can expect to see many changes i...

HIV+ DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CASE WILL PROCEED

Posted by Kashif Haque | Dec 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

POSTED BY EVELYN GOODE ON 12/06/2016 HIV positive employee's disability discrimination, failure to accommodate claims will proceed, court rules. A Washington court has ruled that an employee's claims of disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, retaliation, and wage withholding wil...

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