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California Labor Paid Sick Leave Laws Clarified, Still Complicated

Sacramento, CA While recent changes in California labor law relating to sick pay and paid time off for illness were designed as a help and support for California workers, implementing and maintaining those changes has served as a bit of a headache for employers.

July 20, 2015

Respecting Caitlin Jenner and Her Community Under the Law

Sacramento, CA Our introduction this past week to Caitlin Jenner, as sensational as it may have been played out in the media, reminds us that with the modern realities of tolerance and equality, transgendering is anything but sensational and is increasingly accepted carte blanche as an aspect of the new normal. As a result, lawmakers have been grappling with updates of definitions and approaches to traditional bastions such as public and workplace washrooms.

June 6, 2015

Stryker/Howmedica Agree to $3 Million California Labor Law Settlement

San Francisco, CA A labor class action rooted in California labor law has proven successful for plaintiffs following the announcement of a settlement between class participants and defendants Howmedica and Stryker. The settlement is worth $3 million.

May 4, 2015

All Eyes on Pao v. Kleiner et al in California Labor Lawsuit

Sacramento, CA One would think that in this day and age the equality gap in terms of remuneration, opportunity and civil deportment between the sexes would be continuing to narrow. Many would go so far as to suggest that any inequality, of any degree and depth, has no place in modern society. Sadly, that does not appear to be the case. Even basic labor and discrimination tenets governed by California labor law continue to be challenged in the workplace through misplaced and sometimes juvenile behaviors.

March 2, 2015

California Overtime Law Class Action Seeks $5 Million

Irvine, CA An online real estate enterprise with an office in Irvine is facing an unpaid overtime lawsuit. The plaintiff, in fact, is seeking class-action status on behalf of over 100 hourly employees who serve as “inside sales consultants” for Zillow in the state of California.

January 18, 2015

Temp Worker Takes on Former Employer in Proposed Class Action

Los Angeles, CA A woman in California employed by a state-based temp agency has filed what she hopes will become a class action California labor lawsuit against her former employer over allegations of improper payment records.

December 15, 2014

Various Sides Line Up on California Labor Law Proposal

Sacramento, CA The various interests lining up and staking their positions in a new California labor law proposal are polarized in their respective points of view. California Assembly Bill 1897 (AB 1897) as of this writing remains on the desk of California Governor Jerry Brown for either passage or veto. Sponsors of the bill, which amongst other statutes will hold a business or contractor liable when a subcontractor violates the California labor code, claim it will help workers by promoting responsible contracting.

September 29, 2014

SpaceX Faces California Labor Lawsuits

Hawthorne, CA In the latest California labor lawsuit to be filed, SpaceX faces allegations that it violated California labor law. Although the company is involved in rocket manufacturing and the space industry, allegations are that the company violated some earthly California labor codes, including laws guaranteeing California employees meal and rest breaks.

August 18, 2014

California Employees Paid Commission Take Note…

Los Angeles, CA A recent California Supreme Court decision in a wage and hour lawsuit affects California labor law regarding commission wages.

August 5, 2014

Affected Workers Try to Put the Kibosh in Bosch Attempt to Dismiss

Sacramento, CA As California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su announced a statewide, multilingual campaign to educate workers and employers about the crime of wage theft and other issues related to California labor law, a putative class of Robert Bosch LLC employees pushed to keep alive a lawsuit that accused the employer of underpaying workers Bosch transferred to the US from India.

May 19, 2014
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