Category Archive for: Labor Law

L.A. City Attorney Files Lawsuits Against Three Port Truck Companies

Port Trucking Industry Pressured to Stop Breaking Labor Laws The city of Los Angeles has filed lawsuits against three trucking companies operating out of Southern California ports, for allegedly denying wages and benefits to drivers illegally classified as independent contractors rather than employees. The three companies named in the lawsuits are CMI Transportation LLC, K&R […]

Why it’s Important to Report Accidents at Work

According to Health and Safety Executive Statistics from 2013, 1.1 million workers suffered from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by their workplace. Getting hurt or sick on the job can cause a wide range physical and emotional stress. While some employees have no issues reporting accidents that happen at work, some […]

How to Handle Workplace Sexual Harassment

  Sexual harassment, defined as unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or conduct of a sexual nature, is unacceptable in the workplace. Even though sexual harassment violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, many employees still face workplace sexual harassment. Title VII: Protecting Employees against Workplace Sexual Harassment “Title VII of […]

Two More Companies Face California Labor Lawsuits

Home Depot and The Hollywood Reporter are facing California labor lawsuits. A California man, Hardy Housh, alleges that Home Depot discriminated against and harassed gay employees. Housh, who worked at Home Depot for 25 years, was fired due to what he alleges was Home Depot’s targeting of certain employees whose pay and medical benefits were […]

Are Jokes Considered Sexual Harassment? Funny You Asked …

Sexual Harassment Jokes Are Not Funny The term “sexual harassment” has been widely overused and abused – so much so that it’s unclear what actually constitutes sexual harassment and what doesn’t. Aside from talking to a sexual harassment lawyer, one way to understand sexual harassment is to start with the legal definition. The U.S. Equal […]

Sexual Harassment

Recently, a model working on a national TV game show filed a sexual harassment suit against the show’s producers. I’m sharing this information to remind all our readers that sexual harassment can happen to anyone in any job and at any time. You may have been subjected to sexual harassment if you’ve been: Subjected to […]