Los Angeles, CA: A former executive with Black Entertainment Television (BET) in Los Angeles has filed an 18-count wrongful dismissal lawsuit against BET and parent company Viacom Inc. Amongst the allegations are charges of discrimination, gender bias and violations against the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Oakland, CA: As the major league baseball season continues to roll along, a wage & hour lawsuit against Major League Baseball brought by minor leaguers over rates of pay and other issues continues to traverse a rocky path akin to the bases loaded in the 9th, with nobody out in a tie game and you’re the team pitching…
Los Angeles, CA: The one-time personal chef for rap performer Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has filed a California harassment lawsuit against her former employer, alleging sexual harassment as well as accusations that she was overworked and underpaid while in Mr. Comb’s employ.
Los Angeles, CA: The rhetoric against the undocumented worker has, for now been toned down in the wake of other issues taking more immediate precedence in the Trump White House, while support for the undocumented worker continues to roll through California and the positive impact undocumented immigrants have on the state economy.
Los Angeles, CA: An OSHA whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former manager at Wells Fargo & Co. (Wells Fargo) in California has ended with an order by the US Department of Justice(DOJ) that the plaintiff be re-hired by his former employer, together with the repayment of about $5.4 million in back pay and legal fees. The order, issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is yet another blemish on an institution that has been the subject of massive amounts of ill will and bad press in recent months.
Washington, DC: The ongoing debate over whether, or not an exemption under the Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA, as amended 1974) applies to non-profit hospitals reached a pivotal juncture in late March when arguments were made before the justices of the US Supreme Court. At stake is the current practice of not-for-profit hospitals with a church affiliation, applying the ERISA exemption according to a long-standing position in the accounting and actuarial world that a church affiliation meets the criteria for the ERISA exemption.
Palo Alto, CA: A software company located in Silicon Valley that is also a sub-contractor to the federal government has agreed to terms of a settlement that puts an end to a compliance lawsuit brought by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) alleging the defendant, Palantir Technologies Inc. discriminated against job applicants of Asian descent.
Los Angeles, CA: There is yet another development in the story surrounding a California litigant having brought a wrongful termination lawsuit. Former tennis commentator Doug Adler, who had served as a tennis analyst and commentator for ESPN before he was fired, has suffered a heart attack he blames on the stress associated with the legal dispute in which he is embroiled with his former employer.
Sacramento, CA: We are just beyond the one-year anniversary of an expansion to the California Family Rights Act, or CFRA, that was first brought in 16 years ago.
Sacramento, CA: Any California student identifying with a gender opposite to their birth gender and troubled by the Trump Administration decree issued back in February rescinding federal guidance that allowed transgendered students the use of student washrooms aligned with their gender identity, needn’t be worried about the potential for increased harassment.