For ten years, California has offered employees the right to recover substantial penalties for being denied wages, where that denial violates numerous provisions of the California Labor Code and the Health and Safety Code. This law is codified as the Private Attorney General Act (LC 2699) and ...
A quick comment on the diminishing rights of veterans to be re-hired in accordance with California state and federal law on return from military duty.
Rules to follow in using social media when you are employed and/or contemplating legal action against your employer for discrimination or wrongful termination.
A brief overview of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act with emphasis on exemptions for professional, administrative, hihgly paid, and outside sales personnel.
The laws of libel in England put the burden of proof on the defendant to prove the statement is true. The blog discusses some recent changes in English libel law, compares it to the American burden of proof in libel and slander, and differentiates between libel, slander and public disclosure of private facts.
Two recent public employment cases on whistle blowing and accommodation within a police department.
Rules of thumb for California whistle blowers
The National Bank Act allows nationally-charted banks to terminate officers at the pleasure of the bank. This blog describes the requirements of this law and provides some cases dealing with discrimination based on age, sex, race, national origin and other protected categories in California.
A recent California Appellate court decision has clarified wages due auto mechanics who work "by the book rate" when they are between book rate assignments
California Public Employees Face Special Hurdles in Trying to Sue Their Employer for Employment Wrongs.
We find that many of our California public employees clients are not aware that public employees face a multitude of restrictions on their right to sue their employer which are not faced by employees who do not work for public entities. To make things even more complicated, some restrictions app...