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Rising number of sexual harassment lawsuits signals change

The launch of movements like #MeToo and Times Up has brought sexual harassment to the forefront of the public conversation over the past few months. The impact is being seen in workplaces…

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Rising number of sexual harassment lawsuits signals change

Rising number of sexual harassment lawsuits signals change

The launch of movements like #MeToo and Times Up has brought sexual harassment to the forefront of the public conversation over the past few months. The impact is being seen in workplaces…

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Amazon employee sues for denied overtime and breaks at distribution center

Amazon workers in California are seeking overtime pay, rest breaks and owed wages, claiming the company violated state laws by repeatedly denying them their rightful compensation. A class-action lawsuit covering workers at…

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Postmates pays $8.75 million to settle worker misclassification lawsuit

California courts have been dealing with a growing number of worker misclassification cases that have resulted from the expansion of the gig economy. In one such lawsuit, a federal judge recently approved…

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Misclassified property workers awarded $2 million in overtime lawsuit

A recent case serves as an important reminder about the protections that California labor laws provide to workers. Employers can be liable if they misclassify their workers and fail to comply with…

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California considers expanding overtime pay to more workers

California considers expanding overtime pay to more workers

A larger number of California workers could soon be eligible for overtime pay, thanks to new legislation being examined in the state Senate. Under AB 1565, employers would have to extend overtime…

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Whistleblower wins $25 million after suing his employer

Whistleblower wins $25 million after suing his employer

Blowing the whistle on an employer’s illegal actions often carries with it a number of potential risks such as retaliation and legal consequences. For one employer, however, retaliation against a whistleblower led…

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Manpower workers to get $2.9 million settlement in wage lawsuit

Manpower workers to get $2.9 million settlement in wage lawsuit

A $2.9 million deal to settle one of several wage and hour class action lawsuits against Manpower Inc. has received preliminary approval from a California federal judge. Manpower Inc., a staffing agency,…

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California State University employee files discrimination lawsuit

California State University employee files discrimination lawsuit

A former administrative support assistant at California State University (CSU), Sacramento, said she was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for complaining about racial discrimination and her employer’s failure to pay overtime. Lucelina Arias-Melendez filed…

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