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A Few Common Wage & Hour Questions, Answered

On behalf of , P.C. posted in wage & hour law on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

Wage and hour laws can be a bit complicated, and learning about them isn't exactly a high priority for many people, even though it is an incredibly important topic. That's understandable, so today we're going to discuss some basic wage…

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Former Jimmy Choo Worker Sues Company For Discrimination

On behalf of , P.C. posted in workplace discrimination on Monday, May 9, 2016.

A former employee of Jimmy Choo USA Inc. -- a company known for fashion products, such as handbags and shoes -- has sued the company for workplace discrimination and wrongful termination due to a number of incidents that culminated in…

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Some Situations Where Wrongful Termination Applies

On behalf of , P.C. posted in wrongful termination on Monday, April 25, 2016.

When an employee is fired or discharged from their job, it is natural to be angry and upset with your employer. You may think back to some conversations you had with supervisors or conflicting ideas you had with fellow employees,…

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Lawsuit Alleges Wage And Hour Violation By Restaurant

On behalf of , P.C. posted in wage & hour law on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

While the following story didn't occur here in the Bay Area, it is not the location that is important about this story. The wage and hour case brought by the Department of Labor, however, most certainly is. According to the…

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You Have Rights When Searching For A Job

On behalf of , P.C. posted in workplace discrimination on Friday, March 4, 2016.

In our last post, we talked about employees who are illegally fired based on profanity or protected speech that they use. Firing someone is more complex than just saying "you're fired" and escorting the individual off the premises. On the other end…

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Protected Speech & Profanity: When Is It Illegal To Fire Someone?

On behalf of , P.C. posted in wrongful termination on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Anyone who has been fired from a job has likely had the following thought, if only fleetingly: "Was I fired for the reasons my employer stated, or was that just an excuse?" Unfortunately, too many employers are able to fire…

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The Basics Of Religious Accommodation In Employment

On behalf of , P.C. posted in workplace discrimination on Friday, February 12, 2016.

The subject of religious freedom in America has been hotly debated throughout our country's history, and that debate continues today. Thankfully, the United States has largely managed to uphold religious liberty in its laws, including its employment laws. Under Title…

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Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit Settled With The EEOC

On behalf of , P.C. posted in workplace discrimination on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

The fight for LGBT rights has been a long and difficult one, and progress has not been uniform among the four groups that fall under the LGBT banner. The gay and lesbian communities have made important gains in efforts to…

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Important Employment Retaliation Case

On behalf of , P.C. posted in wrongful termination on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

For the most part, private companies have a lot of leeway when it comes to the reasons behind their hiring, firing and demotion decisions. The public sector, however, is different. Government employees are generally protected from employment retaliation when exercising…

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Exempt And Non-Exempt Employees: Do You Know The Differences?

On behalf of , P.C. posted in wage & hour law on Thursday, December 31, 2015.

In today's post, we'll be continuing a discussion we started in early December. Silicon Valley is the land of start-ups, but founding a new business is not always a smooth process. Even if you strive to treat your new employees well,…

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