Temporary Worker News

"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

Was Worker's Death Due to Ignorance of California Labor Laws?

San Francisco, CA The very premise of California labor law dictates a number of assumptions: that workers will be paid fairly, that they will be properly trained, and that they ultimately have a safe environment in which to work. The latter tenet appears to have been lacking in 2008 when a young mother met a horrible death at a California printing plant.

November 1, 2010

California Labor Law Requires That Employees Are Reimbursed for Mileage and More

San Dimas, CA: "Events at work escalated yesterday when my boss refused to reimburse me for mileage and other expenses," says Jannise, a commissioned sales rep with Specialty Apparel at Unifirst Corporation." If this isn't a California labor law case, I don't know what is."

October 14, 2010

California Labor Law: Misclassified Independent Contractors

San Francisco, CA Employers should think twice before misclassifying employees as independent contractors to avoid paying employee benefits, overtime, meal compensation and business-related expenses under California labor law. On July 13, 2010, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals held that employers cannot use choice-of-law contracts to avoid California labor regulations.

July 14, 2010

California Labor Law, Discrimination and Permatemps

San Diego, CA In 2006 Sagun was hired as a chemist by a large corporation and was told that after 6 months, his temporary position would change to full-time. But more than two years later, Sagun was still a 'permatemp', whose rights are murky when it comes to the California labor law. But Sagun also believes he was racially discriminated against, and the California state labor law is clearly opposed to any form of discrimination.

February 2, 2009
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