Legal News & Updates

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19 Mar
African American man sues Clovis 500 Club casino over racial slur by waitress. Read more on:
15 Nov
Expansion of the California Equal Pay Act In 2017 California enacted several amendments to Labor Code section 1197.5, which resulted in significant expansion of the California Equal Pay Act. While the old law prohibited wage...
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16 Mar
African American woman sues Denny’s for discrimination after being called racist name by waitress. Read more on: NBC Los Angeles
13 Dec
California recently passed Senate Bill No. 358, which amends Labor Code Section 1197.5 known as the California Equal Pay Act, to make it easier for an employee to successfully pursue a wage discrimination claim. According to...
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3 Aug
The Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act 2014 The Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act of 2014 went into effect on July 1, 2015. Under the new law, California employers are now required to provide paid sick days to certain employees....
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27 Jul
California recently enacted a new law requiring all California professional baseball, basketball, football, ice hockey, or soccer teams to classify cheerleaders as employees and not independent contractors.  Existing California and Federal employment laws prescribe comprehensive requirements...
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2 Jun
The United States Supreme Court rules against Abercrombie & Fitch in a case of religious discrimination.  Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., operates several lines of clothing stores, each with its own “style.” Consistent with the image...
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11 Sep
The Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act 2014 California enacted The Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act of 2014 granting employees mandatory paid sick days. Beginning on July 1, 2015, California employers will be required to provide paid...
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3 Sep
FedEx Drivers are Employees Not Independent Contractors In a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of approximately 2300 full-time FedEx delivery drivers in California between 2000 and 2007, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that by law...
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13 Aug
Employees must be reimbursed for cell phone use The California Court of Appeals ruled that an employee who is required to use a personal cell phone for work-related calls, must be reimbursed by their employer. This...
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22 Jan
An Employee’s Right to Equal Pay California and Federal laws generally prohibit an employer from paying its employees less than the rates paid to employees of the opposite sex. This applies when the employees’ jobs...
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10 Oct
Estate Planning — It’s Not Just for the Rich Many people are under the impression that estate planning is only necessary for those with substantial wealth.  The very term “estate” seems to  imply just this.  For...
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