Temporary Worker News

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

Summer Intern? Maybe You Should Be Getting Paid

Los Angeles, CA Increasingly, unpaid interns are reporting that they are treated as unpaid employees and their employers are violating California labor laws and the FLSA (Wages and Fair Labor Standards Act).

May 11, 2015

California Labor Law Protection for Discrimination and Retaliation?

Bakersfield, CA The State of California’s Division of Labor Standards investigates complaints that allege discrimination in the workplace. It states that “As an employee in the State of California…your employer cannot fire, demote, suspend or discipline you for answering any questions or providing any information to a government agency.” Although most employees know their basic rights and that discrimination is a violation of the California labor law, they are afraid to speak out for fear of retaliation. Juan feels he has nowhere to turn.

February 24, 2015

California Assembly Bill Protecting Temporary Workers Takes Effect

Sacramento, CA A California bill designed to protect temporary workers from California labor code violations took effect at the start of January. The law now makes companies responsible for the actions of temp agencies that they subcontract to. In other words, if a temp agency violates California labor law, the company that hired the temp agency could also be liable for those California employee violations.

January 26, 2015

California Passes New Labor Law

Sacramento, CA With Governor Jerry Brown signing a new California labor law, the state has now addressed issues about California labor issues in the temp industry. Although temps were already covered by some California labor codes, it was not always clear whether the temp agencies or the companies hiring the agencies were responsible for California labor violations.

October 6, 2014

Exotic Dancers Bring California Labor Lawsuit

San Jose, CA Women who dance at a strip club have a California labor lawsuit against the club’s owners alleging the company violated California labor law by not paying minimum wage or overtime. The lawsuit alleges a variety of California labor code violations.

May 26, 2014

California Labor Law Gets New Look for New Year

Sacramento, CA With a new year, comes a new era in California labor law. Nothing iconic, mind you, but a culmination nonetheless in various reforms that took effect the first of the year or due to come into play later in 2014. Among them, a boost in the minimum wage in the state and other reforms that help to further protect workers’ rights.

January 6, 2014

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 and Misclassification with the IRS

Oakland, CA If your business uses independent contractors, you would be wise to determine that they aren't misclassified as employees before the IRS knocks at your door. According to federal law and the California Labor Law, "You may be at risk for an employment tax audit," says attorney Leonard Emma of The Law Office of Randall Crane.

August 22, 2011

"Wrongful Termination Claims May Lead to Viable Wage and Hour Claims," Says California Labor Law Attorney

Oakland, CA "People most often call us when they have been terminated from their jobs," says employment lawyer Leonard Emma with The Law Office of Randall Crane. "While they may want to sue their employer for wrongful termination, they may not have a viable legal claim. So, in addition to addressing termination, we also evaluate cases for other potential California labor law violations."

June 16, 2011
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