California – The State That Keeps On Giving…More Rights to Employees

Just in time for Thanksgiving, we provide you with a summary of some of the newest (or expanded) laws that protect California’s employees. We live in the state that offers its employees the most favorable laws amongst all the U.S. territories. Therefore, when in doubt, a word to the wise is to run the scenario by an ...

New Laws Protecting California’s Healthcare Workers Result in Litigation Uptick

An important bill that went into effect at the beginning of the year has given health care employees added protection against workplace violence.  California’s Senate Bill 1299 requires supplemental training for all personnel who perform direct care to patients, as opposed to the former requirements that only pertai...

Huge Victory for Truckers in Major Meal and Rest Break Period Breakthrough Case

An important case this week within the Meal and Rest Break realm was revived by a California Judge when he certified a class action lawsuit brought by a number of truckers.  The two truckers who brought the case on behalf of 154 other truckers alleged that a trucking company by the name of Vitran Express, Inc. discour...

$7 Million Age And Disability Discrimination Verdict Against Major Newspaper

A jury awarded an award winning columnist $7.1 million after finding that the Los Angeles Times discriminated against him due to his age and disability. In this blog post, we will provide a brief overview of age discrimination and disability discrimination claims. We will also explain how the law protects employees aga...