California Supreme Court Depublishes Court of Appeal Decision Requiring Employees To Exhaust Administrative Remedies Before Filing Certain Labor Code Claims

By | 2015-01-06T13:51:16+00:00 December 18th, 2013|Employment Law, Whistleblower|

Aaron MacDonald, a former employee for the State of California and the California State Assembly, complained to his supervisors that one of them was smoking illegally at the office.  Less than two weeks later, he was fired.  MacDonald filed suit for retaliatory discharge in violation of Labor Code §1102.5 and retaliatory and discriminatory discharge in [...]

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Are You an Unpaid or Low Paid Intern? You May Be Entitled to Receive Minimum Wage

By | 2015-01-06T13:50:57+00:00 December 13th, 2013|Employment Law, Investigations, Wage & Hour|

Many companies offer unpaid or low paid internships in exchange for experience. Oftentimes, however, companies’ internship programs violate federal and California labor laws because the companies fail to pay their interns at least minimum wage. The U.S. Department of Labor and the California Labor Commissioner's Office look at six factors in determining whether an intern should be [...]

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ZHE Announces Investigation and Filing of Case Against AOL

By | 2017-10-13T15:06:08+00:00 December 9th, 2013|Consumer, Consumer Class Actions, Investigations|

Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, a consumer rights litigation firm, has commenced an investigation and filed a lawsuit against AOL over allegations that AOL charges consumers for services they don’t use.  AOL’s "'dirty little secret . . .is that seventy-five percent of the people who subscribe to AOL's dial-up service don't need it.'" If this has happened to [...]

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New Bill Clarifies Protections for Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By | 2015-01-06T13:50:21+00:00 December 3rd, 2013|Employment Law, Sexual Harassment|

Victims of sexual harassment in the workplace have gained greater protections thanks to a bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown earlier this year. Senate Bill 292 (“SB 292”) clarifies that for a harasser's conduct to be considered "sexual harassment" under California law, the conduct does not need to be motivated by sexual desire. California’s Fair Employment and [...]

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