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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

Los Angeles Hotels Crying Foul Over Raise in Minimum Wage

Los Angeles, CA It may not apply to the entire state, but jurisdiction notwithstanding, a wage law passed by Los Angeles City Council last year with the view to increasing compensation for City of Los Angeles hotel workers has the hotel industry up in arms. A California labor lawsuit dealing with the issue continues to wind through the courts. At issue, according to the hotel industry, is the applicability of the law when compared with the federal National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA), and whether or not the Act preempts the city wage ordinance.

June 15, 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

California Labor Law Also Applies to Seniors

Sacramento, CA Greg and his wife aren’t holding their breath regarding a California labor lawsuit. Rather, they want to raise awareness that seniors working part-time as camp hosts in California campgrounds are being taking advantage of, and both federal laws and the California labor code are being violated.

July 16, 2014

Disney Faces Proposed Class-Action California Labor Lawsuit

Oakland, CA It’s a tough go when the house of Mickey Mouse winds up facing a lawsuit. But that’s the gist of a putative class-action lawsuit launched by a former employee of Disneyland in California, citing various violations to California labor code.

June 23, 2014

Not Withholding Taxes from Employee Violates California Labor Law

San Diego, CA Fabiola was hired as a part-time desk clerk and received her paycheck every two weeks, but her employer wasn’t deducting taxes. It wasn’t until Fabiola was wrongfully terminated that she was told her taxes were not withheld because she was an independent contractor. But Fabiola knows her employer was violating California labor laws and she is now looking into a California labor lawsuit.

March 4, 2014

Disney Worker Launches California Labor Lawsuit Alleging Religious Discrimination

Anaheim, CA A new California labor law that goes into effect in the New Year addresses a problem that Muslim Imane Boudlal had with her employer, Disneyland, over her choice of dress in deference to stated guidelines Disney observes for their employees. AB 1964 requires that California employers must make reasonable accommodations with regard to an employee's religious rights and freedoms, especially when it comes to attire.

December 19, 2012

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

Hotel in Violation of California Labor Law

Arcata, CA A California labor law case involving the Valley West Days Inn was settled for four claimants who allege unpaid wages after the hotel failed to show up last week for a labor department hearing. When that happens, the claims automatically default to the plaintiffs.

December 7, 2010

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
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