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Will Paid Sick Leave Spur California Labor Lawsuits?

Sacramento, CA Under the California labor law about 6.5 million Californians are - for the first time ever - entitled to paid sick leave. The Paid Sick Leave Law became effective July 1, 2015 and already some legal experts predict that lawsuits will follow.

July 27, 2015

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

Silicon Valley Sexual Discrimination

San Francisco, CA On the heels of two recent California labor lawsuits where Facebook and the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers were sued for alleged sexual discrimination comes another charge, this time targeting Twitter.

April 6, 2015

Silicon Valley Close to Settlement

San Francisco, CA Four Silicon Valley companies that allegedly violated California labor laws are close to reaching a settlement in an antitrust class-action lawsuit involving 64,000 current and former workers.

January 19, 2015

Bad Apple in California Labor Pool

San Diego, CA Next time you sidle up to the Genius Bar at Apple, you might want to ask your “genius” if she or he had a meal break or rest break today. If not, that Apple employee should be made aware that about 20,000 former employees have joined a California labor class-action lawsuit against the company.

December 10, 2014

Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Filed in California

San Francisco, CA A former senior sales manager for Oracle Corp has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit alleging Oracle’s firing of him violates federal and California labor law. Although most employee firings are not violations of California labor code or federal labor code, this lawsuit alleges the plaintiff was fired because of his national origin and in retaliation for his taking a stance on employee rights.

January 13, 2014

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

ERISA Not Just About Protecting Investments

San Diego, CA While many people think the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) has to do with investments and

November 24, 2012

California Labor Law: Work-related E-mails Trump Client-Attorney Privilege

Sacramento, CA When it comes to sending e-mails, it's a good idea for both employee and employer to check the company manual regarding computer usage policies before using e-mails sent from the workplace as evidence in a court of law, which could spell a violation of the California labor law.

February 16, 2011
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