SE HABLA ESPANOL
800.350.0454 310.207.8500

Articles in the ‘Blog’ Category

Case Study: Family Leave and Unlawful Termination

Case Study: Family Leave and Unlawful Termination When it comes to family and medical accommodations in the workplace, California laws tend to favor the employee. The employer must attempt to satisfy a request for medical leave, as well as any special accommodations for disabled workers. More recently, employees who sue ….

Tags: ,
Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Case Study: Family Leave and Unlawful Termination


Students Hire Class Action Lawyer in Suit Against School

Students Hire Class Action Lawyer in Suit Against School Students of Paul Mitchell’s cosmetology schools claim they were treated more like employees than like students. Their labor attorney says they should be paid for work they did in the schools’ retail studios –  minimum wage plus overtime. But the schools ….

Tags: ,
Posted in Blog, labor attorney | Comments Off on Students Hire Class Action Lawyer in Suit Against School


Court: Misclassification Penalties Can Be Pursued Under PAGA Labor Law

Court: Misclassification Penalties can be Pursued Under PAGA Labor Law Beverage vendors can pursue labor code violations under the state law, a partial victory By Matthew Blake – Daily Journal An appellate court decision on a state law that punishes employers who incorrectly classify their workers as independent contractors contained ….

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Court: Misclassification Penalties Can Be Pursued Under PAGA Labor Law


Labor Attorney Bails Out Talent Agency Interns

For those who have monitored the fast evolving landscape of the entertainment industry this past year, it has been quite the eventful time to be a labor law attorney. Lately, the slippery slope of unpaid internships has received heightened legal scrutiny after bouts of litigious action has increasingly forced the hand of ….

Tags:
Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Labor Attorney Bails Out Talent Agency Interns


Battling Wrongful Termination at Goldman Sachs

A landmark arbitration ruling involving wrongful terminations at a Century City finance company could send a ripple effect to the Downtown LA finance district and all the way to Wall Street.Recently, Investment banking powerhouse, Goldman Sachs, was challenged by two former employees, who were terminated under questionable circumstances. The wrongful termination ….

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Battling Wrongful Termination at Goldman Sachs


Donald Sterling’s Statements & Future Racial Discrimination Lawsuits

Donald Sterling’s Statements & Future Racial Discrimination Lawsuits By: Lee R. Feldman As the whole world knows, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was recently recorded making egregiously racist statements, including telling his girlfriend not to bring Black friends like Magic Johnson to Clippers games. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/04/26/clippers-owner-donald-sterling-tells-girlfriend-not-to-bring-black-people-to-games-disses-magic-johnson/. Mr. Sterling has a ….

Tags: ,
Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Donald Sterling’s Statements & Future Racial Discrimination Lawsuits


Termination Decisions based on Stereotypes & Disability

Termination Decisions based on Stereotypes & Disability By: Alicia Olivares Employers are prohibited from making adverse employment decisions based on stereotypes and generalizations associated with the individual’s disability rather than on the individual’s actual characteristics. Rodriguez v. ConAgra Grocery Products Co. (5th Cir. 2006) 436 F.3d 468, 480-482. Recently, the ….

Tags: ,
Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Termination Decisions based on Stereotypes & Disability


CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS CAN NO LONGER RETALIATE AGAINST EMPLOYEES FOR REPORTING UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY AS PART OF THEIR REGULAR JOB DUTIES

CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS CAN NO LONGER RETALIATE AGAINST EMPLOYEES FOR REPORTING UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY AS PART OF THEIR REGULAR JOB DUTIES Over the years, a body of federal caselaw developed that eroded protection for employees opposing unlawful conduct. These cases held that an employee whose job duties required that they report illegal ….

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Blog | Comments Off on CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS CAN NO LONGER RETALIATE AGAINST EMPLOYEES FOR REPORTING UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY AS PART OF THEIR REGULAR JOB DUTIES


EXTENDED MEDICAL LEAVE: HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR HEALTH WITHOUT RISKING YOUR JOB WHEN FMLA IS NOT ENOUGH.

EXTENDED MEDICAL LEAVE: HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR HEALTH WITHOUT RISKING YOUR JOB WHEN FMLA IS NOT ENOUGH. You have used up all of your 12 weeks of FMLA leave. You have no vacation time left and no more sick days, but due to a mental or physical condition, you are ….

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Blog | Comments Off on EXTENDED MEDICAL LEAVE: HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR HEALTH WITHOUT RISKING YOUR JOB WHEN FMLA IS NOT ENOUGH.