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Where Are California Labor Laws When You Need Them?

Tulare, CA Casandra worked as a waitress for seven years; in fact she worked beyond the call of duty. She opened four restaurants for this franchise and only took sick leave once in all those years. But she was fired anyway, and worse, she was cut off unemployment benefits. How is the California labor law helping her?

July 30, 2013

Wrongful Death Alleged in California Labor Lawsuit

Atascadero, CA Many people have heard of wrongful termination and similar California labor lawsuits, but a recently filed California labor law claim alleges that a woman’s employment resulted in the death of her baby. Specifically, she alleges that although she requested accommodations due to a high-risk pregnancy, those accommodations were not made, and her infant died shortly after birth.

June 28, 2013

Breastfeeding Discrimination at California Hospital

Modesto, CA Of all the places to discriminate against breastfeeding, and therefore be in violation of the California labor law, the neo-natal ward of a hospital is the last place you would think of. Cellenia, a young mother and security guard at the hospital, is looking into the possibility of filing a California labor lawsuit against her employer for not providing a facility to express her milk.

May 13, 2013

California Labor Law: High-Tech Firms Allegedly Violated Antitrust Laws

San Jose, CA A California labor lawsuit filed against high-tech companies in California recently suffered a setback, but claims against the firms may still proceed. The California labor law complaint alleged various companies committed collusion to keep employee wages down and ensure the companies kept their best engineers. The alleged activity, ultimately shut down by the government a few years ago, resulted in lawsuits being filed in California against the companies reportedly involved.

April 26, 2013

Business Owner Jailed for California Labor Law Violation

San Bernardino, CA The owner of an enterprise located in Hesperia is facing charges under California labor law for not carrying the required workers’ compensation insurance for his employees. If convicted, Najib Mohammad Samara faces a year in jail and a fine not less than $10,000. According to the San Bernardino Sun (4/2/13), the man was arrested at his business and held in San Bernardino County Jail in Victorville in lieu of $25,000 bail.

April 22, 2013

Dental Assistant Denied Breaks Led to Downward Spiral - Now Filing California Labor Lawsuit

Santa Rosa, CA Gina, a registered dental assistant, was happy with her job at the Small Care Dental Clinic. She had lots of help and always took two breaks and lunch, as mandated by the California labor code. But a corporation bought the company and - not surprisingly - put profits over people. There was no time for breaks. Gina eventually filed a California labor law complaint.

April 13, 2013

California Labor Law Wage Theft = 865 Employees, Three Time Clocks

San Bernardino, CA If you have 865 employees working in two warehouses taking up an area equivalent to 20 football fields, you better have more than three time clocks. Otherwise you are going to have a problem. That’s exactly how a Chino-based warehouse and distribution firm got into trouble with California labor law.

February 4, 2013

New California Labor Law Will Aid Breastfeeding Employees

Sacramento, CA 2013 will be a watershed year in the state of California for breastfeeding mothers. That's when a new California labor law goes into effect that bolsters existing rights breastfeeding mothers have with regard to breastfeeding, or expressing breast milk in the workplace.

December 4, 2012

LoJack Corp. Agrees to $8.1 Million Settlement in California Labor Law Class Actions

Los Angeles, CA Two California labor law class actions in play for several years appear to be finally in their dying seconds following an agreement by the defendant to pay a multi-million dollar settlement. In so doing, LoJack Corporation was not required to undertake any admission of wrongdoing, liability or violation of law stemming from the California labor lawsuits.

October 26, 2012

Walmart Retaliation—California Labor Law Violation

Los Angeles, CA Some employment law experts believe that retaliation lawsuits are declining, having peaked during the height of the recession. However, if Walmart workers are any indication, retaliation, which violates the California labor law, is common practice by California employers.

October 16, 2012
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