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National Origin Discrimination: California to up the Ante

Remember the travel ban? The Wall? Ramped up deportations? California is moving to counter and guard against potential negative employment consequences for foreign-born workers and more. The California Department of Fair...more

[Webinar] Long Term Care Employment Issues That Arise in Medical Malpractice Litigation - November 15th, 12:30pm ET

The long term care industry is highly labor intensive with numerous employment issues that can affect success of malpractice litigation. Join attorneys Nancy Reynolds and Brian Inamine for this complimentary, live one-hour...more

California Equal Pay a Reality In 2016

California employers, prepare yourselves (again). The State has added a larger arrow to the plaintiff’s quiver – more equal pay. Decades before the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was implemented, California had a comparable...more

Berwick V. Uber: Small Decision, Uber-Sized Headache

In a somewhat unexpected, but not that surprising, ruling, the California Labor Commissioner, on June 3, 2015, issued a 12-page decision in favor of a pro se plaintiff driver against mighty Uber Technologies, Inc. for...more

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Appeal

Last summer, the California Supreme Court ruled in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempted California’s policy against enforcement of class action waivers in...more

New Job Interview Rules Restrict California Employers’ Ability To Question Applicants’ Background

Recently enacted state legislation that aims to boost hiring may actually jeopardize California employers who are trying to safeguard their existing workers and business assets. Originally Published on Corporate...more

4/29/2014  /  Interviews , Job Applicants

California Employee Termination – Getting It Right

Letting an employee go is never easy. No one wants to be the bearer of bad news, especially in California where employee terminations seem to frequently end in (or begin) claims or lawsuits alleging discrimination,...more

New California Laws Target Whistleblower Retaliation, Expand Protection For Immigrant Workers

A series of recently enacted, far-reaching California laws targeting employers who retaliate against workers could subject the state’s employers and, potentially, their attorneys, to criminal penalties. So far, California—a...more

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