Monthly Archives: June 2013

State Labor Enforcement Shows Record Penalties For Employers

According to the State Labor enforcement in its new report, 2011 and 2012 marked the highest years for enforcement of unpaid wages, claims, and penalties against employers. 2012 was the highest year for total hearing awards, totaling $85 million- the … Continue reading

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EEOC Settles First Genetic Discrimination Suit Under GINA

Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled its first lawsuit under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). GINA was enacted in 2008 and took effect in 2009. It prohibits an employer from using genetic information to make employment … Continue reading

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Inconsistent Treatment of Employees Could Land You in Hot Water

When it comes to age and gender discrimination, inconsistent treatment of employees can serve as proof of discrimination and wrongful termination. This is the finding of two recent District Court decisions.

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Is Broker Liability to Third Parties in California’s Future?

                  Under current California law, brokers are not liable to third parties. However, courts in other states are one by one ruling to the contrary, and it may not be too long before California courts follow suit.

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