Employment of Infants in the Entertainment Industry. AB 267

A new law, AB 267, passed in September 2019 provides additional employment protections for infants including their work as models and their recording. Prior to the passage of the new law, employers who hired minors required the written consent of the California Labor Commission if the minor was under 16 – for cert...

Determining the Amount of Exemplary/Punitive Damages

In California, a claim for punitive damages is broken down into two phases. The first phase is generally the trial to determine the liability of the defendant and the amount of compensatory damages that should be paid. The second phase is the determination of what exemplary/economic damages should be paid. The amoun...

Employment Class Actions: Female Attorney Sues Over Unequal Pay

A female attorney is suing Farmers Insurance, one of the nation's biggest insurance companies. The lawsuit claims that Farmers significantly and systematically underpays female attorneys for performing the same job duties as male attorneys. Plaintiff had 22 years of experience when she was hired as a contract att...

Workplace Discrimination: 2015 Ushers in New Era of Age Violation

As Economy Forces Older Workers to Remain at Work, Workplace Discrimination Climbs: Recent Cases Involve Newport Beach Firefighters Suing their Department and a $26 Million Verdict to a Staples Facilities Manager Suing under Workplace Age Discrimination A recent workplace age discrimination lawsuit brought by ...