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Can an Employer Deduct Sleep Time From Hours Worked?

Security guard employees frequently raise issues before the courts. The job often requires long shifts, no breaks, and on-call hours. This can result in many questions for employers seeking to comply with employment laws. Currently pending before the California Supreme … Continue reading

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Circuit Court to Weigh in on When Interns are Considered Employees

Circuit Court to Weigh in on When Interns are Considered Employees The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has granted two petitions to appeal trial court decisions in employment cases concerning whether interns qualify as employees and therefore … Continue reading

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Fidelity National Title Sued by Former Employee Alleging Discrimination

This month, a complaint was filed against Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. in Los Angeles Superior Court by one of its former employees alleging discrimination based on gender, pregnancy, and a medical condition, as well as retaliation, harassment, and intentional … Continue reading

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California Appellate Court Distinguished “Volunteer” from “Employee”

On July 24th, the California Appellate Court ruled on what distinguishes an “employee” from a “volunteer” for purposes of FEHA discrimination claims in Estrada v. City of Los Angeles (2013) — Cal.App.4th–. The trial court held held that Estrada, a … Continue reading

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Supreme Courts Rule of Retaliation Standard

U.S. Supreme Court & California Supreme Court Rule in Favor of Employers on Retaliation Claims Two recent decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court ruled in favor of employers on the issue of retaliation in … Continue reading

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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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