Los Angeles Employment And Labor Newsletters

Specialty of the House by Bill Becker

Los Angeles Labor Attorney Shows Past Experience Lead to Significant Results From Verdicts and Settlements Major employers flock to Ballard, Rosenberg & Golper because the firm’s close-knit, boutique mentality provides a high level of dedication and expertise in all employment matters. The three defense attorneys on the Stafford v. McDonnell Douglas Corp. [USDC Case No. 94-5771 RSWL (Kx) (1999); Ninth Circuit Court Case No. 95-56109; Supreme Court Case No. 97-1000; remanded back to Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC109065] case agree on the phrase that best describes Ballard, Rosenberg & Golper, their 25-attorney, nine-partner firm. Formed in 1986, the firm is a “cutting-edge boutique” for labor and employment law matters. They also agree that the culture of their practice is collegial and tightly knit, helping them react swiftly and knowledgeably for their clients. Pointedly, they practice employment law exclusively on behalf of management, said John B. Golper, partner and…
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Proving Reverse Discrimination

Reverse discrimination is when a member of a majority, or favored group, claims they were the victim of discrimination at the hands of a member of a minority, or disfavored group. Examples are a white person alleging discrimination by an African American person, or a male alleging discrimination by a female. Reverse discrimination is a controversial topic in the United States because some consider affirmative action policies and racial quotas forms of reverse discrimination. Landmark California Discrimination Case In 1977, a California medical school denied admission to a white applicant, which led to a landmark case in the nation’s highest court. Allan Bakke applied to the University of California Davis Medical School. The medical school sought a more diverse racial and ethnic student body, and Bakke was competing for one of only 100 open spots. The school reserved 16 of the open spots for minority applicants in order to address…
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The California Family Rights Act And How It Affects You

The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) also goes by the name of the Moore-Brown-Roberti Family Rights Act of 1993. The CFRA makes it illegal for employers to refuse to give employees time off if they request it for family or medical care. Family care includes the birth of a child, bonding with the child, or the adoption of a child. Medical care can involve either caring for family members with serious medical conditions or caring for an employee’s own medical problems. If you are facing a family or medical problem and you are concerned for your job security, a Los Angeles employment attorney can explain your rights under the law. Facts About The CFRA To be eligible, employees must have worked for their employer for a total of 12 months and have worked 1,250 hours in the year prior to their request for leave. The employee must also have worked…
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How Do I Keep Records of Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment in the workplace comes in many forms, including inappropriate touching, crude jokes and suggestive correspondences. Coworkers and superiors who are guilty of sexual harassment may think nothing of it, especially when the medium of harassment is intangible, such as an inappropriate joke. If telling the perpetrator to stop and reporting the conduct to your supervisor have both proven to be futile, it may be time to consider taking legal action. However, be cautious, as employers prone to sexual harassment may also be the type that would terminate an employee for complaining of sexual harassment. If you make sure to document your sexual harassment properly, then you can walk into the courtroom confidently. How Can I Document Sexual Harassment? Even though many instances of sexual harassment lack a tangible form, such as an off-color joke, they can still be used as evidence if properly recorded. Begin to take a…
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