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When to Contact a Wrongful Termination Lawyer

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you can successfully prove that your employer wrongfully terminated you, you may be able to recover damages for your financial loss, future financial losses, punitive damages, and suffering. There are several key questions that must be answered to determine if you have a legitimate claim a...

California Wage and Hour Laws

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

California employers face an ongoing challenge in keeping up with federal and California wage and hour laws that regularly change. Large employers may face stiff penalties for seemingly small violations or claims for unpaid wages increasing exponentially since wage and hour claims often accru...

What is NOT considered workplace sexual harassment?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Where does the law draw the line concerning workplace sexual harassment? All types of sexual relationships and behavior in the workplace are not legally prohibited.  And since we discuss what does constitute workplace sexual harassment, we also are providing you with situations that do not ...

What is your Retaliation Claim Worth?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Mar 04, 2019 | 2 Comments

Verdicts from various California Courts, and settlements between the employee and employer, illustrate the risk of retaliation liability and retaliation claims that arises in the wake of employee complaints about mistreatment. Even in cases where employers prove that a discrimination, harassm...

California Meal and Rest Break Laws – Class Action

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Feb 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc Reaches Agreement to Settle California Employee Meal and Rest Break Class Action  After an extremely long-running class action, G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc, (previously The Wackenhut Corporation), reached agreement for full and final settlement of a class acti...

Google Abolishes Forced Arbitration for Employees

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Feb 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Google Ends Forced Arbitration Key Takeaway Google, LLC announced last week that it will end forced arbitration and class action waivers for its employees. The announcement follows the company's announcement in November that it would no longer require workers to arbitrate sexual harassment and ...

SCOTUS Rules that ADEA Applies to Small State Offices

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Nov 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On November 6, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) extends to small state and local government employers, rejecting an Arizona fire district's contention that the statute should apply only to public entities with at least 20 employees. In a u...

Family Leave California Family Rights Act – CFRA

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Unpaid Job Protection Rights | Family Leave The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) provides job protection benefits for qualified employees during many family leave situations. Covered employers must provide notice to employees of their rights under the California Family Rights Act; look fo...

Class Certification Reversed in Cases Against Uber

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Class Certification Reversed in Consolidated Appeals Against Uber On September 25, 2018, a Ninth Circuit panel 1) reversed the district court's denial of Uber Technologies, Inc.'s motions to compel arbitration, 2) reversed the district court's class certification orders, and 3) reversed as ...

Target Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

  EEOC Report – Antioch Store Illegally Refused to Interview Candidate Because He Is Deaf According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), national retailer Target Corporation violated federal law when it failed to interview a qualified job applicant because he is deaf. T...

California Task Force Issues Guidance on Fair Pay Act

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Sep 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

  California Fair Pay Act The California Pay Equity Task Force recently published guidance and approved resources for employer compliance with the state's equal-pay laws. While the documents don't provide official legal advice, they provide employers comprehensive and illustrative guidance th...

Pending Laws to Strengthen Sexual Harassment Training

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Sep 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Sexual Harassment Training and Prevention Bills Under Review by Governor Brown The nationwide movement to increase awareness and strengthen women's rights holds true in the California legislature. With an unprecedented amount of introduced bills dealing with various aspects of sexual harass...

CA Legislature Considers Expansion of Employee Rights

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Sep 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

  California Employee Rights Both houses of the California Legislature are currently evaluating bills designed to expand rights of California workers. The current law-making session continues a trend of an increasing number of bills introduced to protect employees, especially in the areas of ...

The Basis of California Employment Laws part 2

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jul 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

  California Employment Laws – Part 2 Employers in large cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles sometimes violate employment laws through failure to pay the minimum wage, due to intentional employee misclassification, or because of sexual harassment, wrongful termination, or unfair employm...

The Basis of California’s Employment Laws

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jul 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Federal and state employment laws often work in tandem to set standards, provide legal protection, and regulate employer and employee matters. California's employment and labor laws are a testament to this combination. Below is an overview of the primary laws that guide employee rights in Los...

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