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City of Los Angeles sees more sexual harassment claims after change in reporting policy

Ever since the #MeToo movement took off last year, there has been a spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace. From Hollywood to the tech world to the hospitality industry, employers have...
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City of Los Angeles sees more sexual harassment claims after change in reporting policy

City of Los Angeles sees more sexual harassment claims after change in reporting policy

Ever since the #MeToo movement took off last year, there has been a spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace. From Hollywood to the tech world to the hospitality industry, employers have...
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California lawmakers grant whistleblower protections to staff

California lawmakers grant whistleblower protections to staff

California legislative staff members can now report sexual harassment, ethical violations and other workplace misconduct without fear of retaliation. Earlier this year, state Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that provides employees...
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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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