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Overtime Requirements in California

If you currently earn an hourly wage and work in the state of California, there are specific labor laws in place that govern the hourly compensation amount you must be paid based on the hours you work, regardless of the amount of hours shown on your timesheet. California overtime laws ….

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Whistleblower Protection: Defense Against Retaliation

Hollywood has certainly wrapped its arms around the concept of a whistleblower over the past few decades. Movies like The Insider, The Whistleblower, Michael Clayton, Erin Brockovich, North Country and more focus on the heroic actions of people who are willing to risk it all to expose the truth, protect ….

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What to Look for in an Employment Law Attorney

If you feel it is time to retain an employment law attorney, you may only have one chance to get it right.   Is it time to find an employment law attorney? Have you been unjustly fired or retaliated against? Maybe you have been denied a medical leave or pregnancy ….

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5 Ways to Detect Pregnancy Discrimination & How to Take Action

It would be nice to think today’s modern and advanced employers realized that the benefits of employing a diverse base of motivated individuals can be quite far-reaching, but pregnancy discrimination cases are abundant – and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing ….

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What Are California Labor Laws: A Cheat Sheet

  Employee vs. Independent Contractor Employers oftentimes improperly classify their employees as independent contractors so that they, the employer, do not have to pay payroll taxes, the minimum wage or overtime, comply with other wage and hour law requirements such as providing meal periods and rest breaks or reimburse their ….

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Disability Discrimination in the Workplace: When to Call an Employment Lawyer

Disabled Person in Wheelchair at Work

California disability laws are intended to allow persons with disabilities the opportunity for employment. To meet this goal, California’s laws have historically offered greater protection to employees than federal law. Employers must provide reasonable accommodation for those applicants and employees who, because of their disability, are unable to perform the ….

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Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination Laws

Boss Discriminating Against Employee

Laws are in place to prohibit discrimination at the workplace, but many employees don’t realize what actually constitutes discrimination. Let’s uncover various forms of workplace discrimination and what to do if you’re a victim. Workplace discrimination is reported among a large number of workers from across various ethnic, socioeconomic, age, ….

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Feldman Browne Olivares Congratulates Lee Feldman for his recognition as one of California’s Top Labor and Employment Lawyers 2017

Feldman Browne Olivares Congratulates Lee Feldman for his recognition as one of California’s Top Labor and Employment Lawyers 2017 July 19, 2017 Plaintiff’s employment attorney Feldman said he has been interested in constitutional rights and discrimination since he was a child, and saw employment law as a natural fit. In 1998 ….

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Case Summary: Perez, et al. v. Mortgage Bankers Ass’n, 135 S.Ct. 1199 (2015)

Courts May Not Dictate to Agencies the Procedure They Must Use to Change the Interpretation of Their Regulations; Mortgage Loan Officers Do Not Qualify for the FLSA Administrative Exemption. Perez, et al. v. Mortgage Bankers Ass’n, 135 S.Ct. 1199 (2015) The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA)[i] “establishe[s] a ….

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Khalatian v. Prime Time Shuttle, Inc., (2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 651

The FAA Preempts the Labor Code Where an Arbitration Clause Provides for Arbitration of Controversies or Claims Arising Out of the Underlying Contract and the Party Seeking to Enforce Shows the Contract’s Subject Matter Involves Interstate Commerce. Khalatian v. Prime Time Shuttle, Inc., (2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 651 Plaintiff was an ….

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