August 26, 2019

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California Wrongful Termination

Employment law is a mix of both federal and local regulations. Often each state will have its own rules about lawful conduct in employment settings and wrongful termination. California is generally considered to be one of the friendly states for employees, protecting the civil rights of many people. For almost 90 years the law firm […]

What Should You Know About California’s Whistleblower Protection?

California has a reputation for being one of the most progressive states for workers in the country—and for good reason. The Golden State has been on the vanguard of instituting and ensuring workers’ rights, especially around matters of whistleblower protection. What is a Whistleblower? At the most general level, a whistleblower is somebody who reports […]

Do You Have a Legal Right to Disconnect from Work?

Do you receive texts or emails from your employer at all hours? If so, do you feel that you must respond, or have you faced disciplinary action or threats of being penalized or fired if you don’t? A right to disconnect law went into effect in France on January 1, 2017 and several other countries […]

#MeToo vs. #TimeUp: Do You Know the Difference?

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements gained momentum and monopolized social media in the last two years as more and more women came forward to publicly name those who sexually assaulted them. The brave women and men who have suffered at the hands of others are still coming forward in throngs and demanding their stories be […]

Are You Owed Unpaid Overtime?

Most large companies have a human resources or payroll specialist to handle the tough job of employee wages and benefits. Unless you have a great deal of experience in this area, wage and benefits can be very confusing. Many employees are not even exactly sure of the specific details of the breakdown of their paycheck, […]

Marriott in Legal Trouble, Again

Hotel giant Marriott has been in the news a lot lately but not for anything good. While the hotel chain is still dealing with a massive security breach—perhaps the biggest breach of its kind in modern American history—it’s also dealing with a highly publicized employment discrimination/whistleblower retaliation allegation. In addition to the class-action suit claiming […]

Federal Court Rules AT&T Age Discrimination Waiver

Layoffs are an unfortunate occurrence in all industries nowadays and are a part of life that all too many workers have to face. Alison Ray is one of those workers. Ray was a sales director for AT&T when she was laid off. AT&T did offer Ms. Ray a severance package, but in return she had […]

Religious Discrimination at Work Results in Huge Settlement

A Parks Hotel and Resorts employee was recently awarded a verdict of $21.5 million because the company, formerly known as Hilton Worldwide, failed to honor Maria Jean Pierre’s civil and constitutionally protected right to practice her religion. Pierre was hired as a dishwasher at the Conrad Hotel in Miami, Florida in 2006 and made it […]

Supreme Court Rules on Federal Age Discrimination Act

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal law that protects the rights of people over the age of 40 from being fired or passed over for promotion due to their age. The Supreme Court reviewed a case recently involving the ADEA and decided – unanimously – that the law does apply to […]

Google: 48 People Fired for Sexual Harassment

Photo Credit: Travis Wise, CC 2.0 Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Don Shooter, Louis C.K., Matt Lauer, and Charlie Rose are all men who have recently faced the consequences of inappropriate sexual advances and similar misconduct. Over the last several months, a number of men have been accused of various forms of sexual harassment and assault. […]