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 […]

What to do if you are being Sexually Harassed at Work

Sexual harassment in the workplace can make the victim feel powerless – professionally and personally. There are generally two forms of sexual harassment you should be familiar with: Quid pro quo – An employment decision is based on your submission to the sexual harassment. Hostile work environment – The sexual harassment makes your workplace environment […]

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 […]

Ross Janitor Files Lawsuit with California Wage Lawyer

A California Wage Lawyer Protects Workers’ Rights Three residents of Oakland, California have filed a lawsuit against Ross Dress for Less. They are alleging that the retail chain has violated California employment labor law by underfunding janitorial services through its sub-contractor USM, which provides janitorial services for 1,000 Ross stores. Underfunding janitorial services has led […]

Home Health Care Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay

A “silver tsunami” is expected to hit the U.S. by 2030, when the number of citizens over the age of 65 is expected to reach more than 70 million nationwide. This population trend is already affecting the job market, with home health care workers (also known as in-home health care aides) becoming the second-fastest growing […]

Is Ageism in the Workplace the New Sexism?

Is Ageism in the Workplace the New Sexism? Ageism in the workplace is real. It can work both ways – discrimination against older employees and discrimination against younger employees (reverse discrimination). It can come from the top – executives and managers – or from co-workers. It can manifest in tangible ways, such as getting laid […]

Pregnant and Laid Off? Learn 3 Ways to Fight Back

In today’s economic climate, many Americans are worried about losing their jobs – including pregnant women. Laying off an employee simply because she’s expecting is a blatant act of discrimination, and it’s also illegal under The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Even so, thousands of pregnant women say they’ve been […]

5 Ways to Know if You’ve Been Wrongfully Terminated

Wrongfully Terminated? Call 1-800-THE-LAW2 for Experienced Legal Advice It’s never easy to hear, “We have to let you go,” or worse, “You’re fired!” Being terminated from a job is traumatic in and of itself; being wrongfully terminated can feel even worse. Not all terminations are considered “wrongful” under the law. An employer can be unfair […]