Several businesses have been accused of using prepaid debit cards with hidden fees to pay workers. These cards incur fees when they are used and for monthly maintenance. Fees from using the cards can drop wages to below the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour. In addition, the cards cannot be used everywhere like most … Continue reading
Los Angeles employment law continues to change. In addition to California law, Los Angeles might develop new paternity leave laws.
A former senior vice president for E! Entertainment is suing NBC Universal and Comcast. According to the executive, she received bad performance reviews and unwelcome comments because of her appearance while fighting cancer. During her time at E!, she had allegedly received nothing except good performance reviews and salary increases. Once she developed breast cancer, … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, Los Angeles radio station KCRW used investigative journalists to uncover possible wage theft at numerous restaurants around the city. Labor violations cited by KCRW include stolen tips, refusal of overtime pay, denial of breaks and no pay for off-the-clock work. The investigation discovered that lower level workers in restaurants experience the … Continue reading
Sexual harassment in the workplace can turn a job into a hostile environment. Workers may also flirt with each other, tip-toeing the fine line between flirting and sexual harassment. The legal definition of sexual harassment includes unwelcome advances or requests for sexual favors (quid pro quo sexual harassment). It also includes unwelcome comments of a … Continue reading
California is one of many states that recognizes at-will employment. This means employers or employees can terminate their relationship ‘at-will’ with or without cause. Under California’s at-will doctrine, an employer can fire an employee under most circumstances. However, an employee can also quit without notice. There are exceptions to the at-will employment rules that govern … Continue reading