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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...

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...

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...

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