Air Marshall on your Flight?

Until Robert Maclean blew the whistle on the government rules requiring air marshalls to wear business suits, ties and sports coats, a terrorist could easily spot an air marshall. McLean went public to MSNBC and advised the media of this rule. He also revealed that the air marshall program was being cut back ...

Exxon Trapped by Paired Resume Test

Today's LA Times reports that Exxon Mobil Corporation got caught giving preferential treatment to a less qualified, but non-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi sexual, transgender) candidate for an administrative assistant position. The complaint was recently filed with the Illinois Department of Human Rights. It appears ...

Want to be a Private Attorney General?

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 provides penalties based o...

Serve Your Country, Lose your Job!

Both federal and California state laws provide that veterans returning from military service--and that includes all reserve deployments--are guaranteed a return to their jobs. Yet, it appears that thousands of Guard and Reserve troops are returning home without the promised right to return to their old jobs. A ...

False Claims Act Settlement

We are pleased to report another settlement of a federal false claims lawsuit, United States ex rel Jeffrey W. Adler vs. General Electric Aviation Services LLC. As reported in the LA Daily Journal,  this case involved multiple attorneys representing the United States and the ex rel whistle blower J.W. Adler. M...

Sex, lies and videotape!

Ok, I admit the header is a stretch for the topic of today, but your'e still here reading, right?  The "real" subject today, however, isn't that far off because many employees misuse their office-supplied computers to engage in social media communication. The choices are now unlimited--MySpace started it all, ...