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Latest Revision to California Family Rights Act Goes to Committee April 24

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.

April 23, 2017

Rollback of Obama Transgender Guidance Does Not Affect California

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.

April 18, 2017

The Undocumented Worker Crisis: Trump’s Wall May Not Be Needed

San Diego, CA: A new report about the US undocumented worker supply authored by economists at the University of California San Diego puts a decidedly different spin on the rhetoric coming out of the Trump Administration, and the campaign that led Donald Trump to the White House. Their findings could have an even more lasting impact on the state of California, if their forecasts turn out to be accurate.

April 16, 2017

Demanda por discriminación en contra de la Orden Ejecutiva Presidencial entablada en California

Oakland, CA: No tomó mucho tiempo para que las demandas por discriminación comenzaran a fluir después de la orden ejecutiva del Presidente Donald Trump anunciada el 27 de enero de este año, prohibiendo que ciudadanos de siete países predominantemente musulmanes entraran a los Estados Unidos. Por esta razón, la Unión Americana de Libertades Civiles (ACLU) ha presentado una demanda por discriminación en nombre de tres estudiantes universitarios y otros afectados en California, citando a la orden ejecutiva de Trump como inconstitucional.

April 9, 2017

Nike Hit with California Wage and Hour Lawsuit

San Clemente, CA: Retail giant Nike has been hit with a wage and hour lawsuit based out of California that alleges numerous violations to California wage and hour law, as well as other employment tenets. The most compelling aspect of the lawsuit is the alleged requirement by defendant Nike Retail Services Inc. that store employees, alleged to be earning minimum wage, are required to buy their own uniforms and do so several times in a year.

April 8, 2017

California Health Provider, Others Can’t Sue Under ERISA Claims

San Francisco, CA: Two lawsuits aimed at defeating a request for reimbursement of funds under ERISA were struck down by the Ninth Circuit on grounds that plaintiff actions did not qualify under ERISA. A lower court came to the same conclusion over claims made in the two ERISA lawsuits.

April 8, 2017

Medical Supplier of Surgical Gowns on Trial for Defective Products, Non-Compliance

Los Angeles, CA: A California OSHA lawsuit that alleges protective surgical gowns were rendered less protective due to cost-cutting on the part of the manufacturer, is meandering its way through US District Court for the Central District of California.

April 1, 2017

‘Guerrilla’ Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Heads Back to State Court

Los Angeles, CA: An update now on the California wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former ESPN tennis commentator allegedly fired from his position with the network over the use of a word plaintiff Doug Adler claims he never used.

March 28, 2017

Compliance Lawsuit Settlement Sent Back to the Drawing Board

Los Angeles, CA: A proposed settlement worth $2.2 million that would have put an end to a compliance lawsuit against Google Inc. has been scuppered after a judge in a California court struck down the settlement. US District Judge Lucy Koh indicated in her ruling that the benefits to the class derived from the settlement were “difficult to understand.”

March 24, 2017

Sexual Harassment Allegations Made Within Pay Discrimination Complaint

Fresno, CA: A disturbing harassment story has been emerging from a successful jewelry retail chain that has locations in California. So far there have been no reports of sexual harassment allegations stemming from Sterling Jewelers at Edwards, or Kay Jewelers located in Visalia and Fresno. It is also not known if any current or former employees in California are part of the arbitration class.

March 20, 2017
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