A San Francisco construction company, Southland Construction Management, has recently been the subject of racial discrimination allegations from a former African-American employee. The employer allegedly decorated the office with confederate flags, and made many inappropriate gestures to create a racist work environment. The multiple racial discrimination claims culminated in an event at a white elephant … Continue reading
Los Angeles employment law continues to change. In addition to California law, Los Angeles might develop new paternity leave laws.
Being able to leave work while pregnant is proven to be beneficial for both the child and the parent. It also happens to be protected by law. All Americans are covered by the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), but California has additional laws like the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and the Pregnancy Disability Leave … Continue reading
Many situations can arise that would cause a worker to want to temporarily leave their job. They may have become injured, have a new child in the family, or want to leave to care for loved ones. While laws exist protecting worker rights to have leave time for these reasons, workers still may want to … Continue reading
A recent report by the Economic Policy Institute estimated that low-wage workers in California lose $2 billion per year due to wage theft. Amidst many allegations against ridesharing giant Uber, they are now repaying drivers for shorting commissions for a number of years. The amount of the lost commissions totals in the tens of millions. … Continue reading
For a long time, overtime pay has been limited to low wage earners. Right now, the threshold is at the salary level is $23,660 per year. Many salaried employees only making slightly more than this cutoff will be asked to work very demanding schedules of more than 40 hours, only to receive the same pay … Continue reading