At Last, Love and Equality Prevail!

By | 2015-07-20T11:39:25+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

At last, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Justice Kennedy, writing for the majority in a 5-4 opinion, stated loud and clear, "No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. ... [The challengers] [...]

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Overcharged by Whole Foods?

By | 2017-05-24T20:25:25+00:00 June 25th, 2015|Consumer, Consumer Class Actions|

Multiple government entities have and/or are investigating Whole Foods for pricing violations.  In fact, after a statewide investigation found widespread pricing violations at Whole Foods Markets in California, in 2014 the company settled with three California cities and agreed to pay $800,000 in civil penalties. Now, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs has [...]

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Did Your Employer Conduct a Background Check?

By | 2017-05-24T20:28:19+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Employment Law, Fair Credit Reporting Act, FCRA|

Employers routinely conduct background checks on job applicants.  These background checks include contacting former employers to pulling credit reports and criminal records. However, in order to lawfully conduct a background check, employers are required to comply with strict statutory requirements, such as obtaining your written authorization prior to conducting the background check.  The law that [...]

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Haeggquist & Eck Represents Third Employee to File Claim Against County of San Diego Over County Supervisor Dave Roberts

By | 2017-05-24T20:26:58+00:00 June 8th, 2015|Employment Law, News|

On June 8, 2015, Haeggquist & Eck (formerly Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck) filed a complaint against the County of San Diego for constructive discharge on behalf of Lindsey Masukawa.  Ms. Masukawa was San Diego Supervisor Dave Roberts' former Policy Advisor for Health and Human Services. A copy of the complaint against the County can be found here. For [...]

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Does a Rest Break Need to be Free from All Duty or Control as Is the Case for Meal Breaks?

By | 2015-06-04T15:19:56+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Employment Law, Wage & Hour|

The California Supreme Court previously clarified in its landmark decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp v. Superior Court that employers need to make breaks available but do not need to police or ensure the breaks are taken.  However, the decision did not directly address the issue of whether a rest break need to be free from [...]

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