Aaron Olsen

About Aaron Olsen

Nominated as one of San Diego’s Outstanding Young Attorneys in 2011 and 2012, Aaron M. Olsen is a senior associate in the consumer, business and employment law litigation departments of Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP.

California’s Fair Pay Act Addresses Disparity in Earnings Between Women and Men

By | 2017-05-24T19:58:00+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Employment Law|

On January 1, 2016, the new Fair Pay Act (Cal. Labor Code §1197.5) in California was amended to broaden already existing laws against gender pay inequality.  The new law is arguably the nation’s strictest (or really, fairest) fair-pay law. For example, the former Fair Pay Act stated that no employer shall pay any individual in [...]

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Jury Hits Employer with $3.3M For Condoning Racial Jokes and Slurs At Work

By | 2017-05-24T20:00:58+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Discrimination, Employment Law|

On March 17, 2016, two minority employees (a Sudanese Muslim and African-American) of a road marking company were awarded close to $3.4 million in damages against their former employer after finding the company refused to promote nonwhite workers and forced the minority employees to endure racial slurs and jokes.  Of the approximate $3.4 million in damages, [...]

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Haeggquist & Eck Announces Investigation of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd

By | 2017-05-24T19:59:21+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Securities Class Actions/ Shareholder Derivative Actions, Shareholder/Derivative|

Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, a shareholder and consumer rights litigation firm, has commenced an investigation into Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (“Dr. Reddy’s”) (NYSE: RDY) to determine whether Dr. Reddy’s and its Officers and Directors have violated the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Shareholders who have suffered losses on their investment [...]

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Legal Woes of Valentine’s Day in the Workplace

By | 2016-02-12T10:10:30+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Discrimination, Employment Law, Sexual Harassment|

On February 14, 2016, the day of romance is bestowed upon us. While the precise origins of Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, remain murky, February 14 has become synonymous with romantic love.  The day is celebrated with the exchange of candy, flowers, gifts and cards between loved ones. While love is in [...]

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Supreme Court Holds Corporations Cannot Strategically Skirt Class Action Liability

By | 2016-01-20T09:13:56+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Consumer, Consumer Class Actions|

Like many other strategic maneuvers by corporations that can only be characterized as one-sided and unfair, such as burying arbitration clauses in paperwork which deny consumers the right to a fair and impartial jury trial and immunize corporations from sweeping class-wide liability no matter how egregious their conduct, corporations have been attempting to suppress class-wide [...]

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New California Employment Laws for 2016

By | 2017-05-24T20:18:45+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Wage & Hour, Whistleblower|

Along with New Year resolutions, 2016 brings us a host of new laws affecting the employment arena. Here is a short summary of a few of these new laws: Minimum Wage Increase:  Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage in California is increasing to $10 per hour. Employment Discrimination: Effective January 1, 2016, AB 987 [...]

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San Diego County Board of Supervisors Settle Claims Against Supervisor Dave Roberts

By | 2015-09-16T08:02:18+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Employment Law, Retaliation|

The County of San Diego issued the following statement yesterday afternoon about the resolution of our client's case against County Supervisor Dave Roberts. Our client, Lindsey Masukawa, is pleased to have this matter behind her so she can move forward with her life.  Ms. Masukawa appreciates the County’s recognition that she was forced to resign due to [...]

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Uber Drivers Win Class Certification

By | 2015-09-01T15:42:37+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Wage & Hour|

On September 1, 2015, Judge Chen of the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California certified a class of California Uber drivers who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors and cheated out of tips. Judge Chen found that common issues of fact and law predominate with respect to the Uber drivers' claims [...]

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Haeggquist & Eck Files Class Action Lawsuit Against El Pollo Loco

By | 2017-05-24T20:21:50+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Securities Class Actions/ Shareholder Derivative Actions|

On August 24, 2015, Haeggquist & Eck, LLP and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP filed a complaint alleging violations of the federal securities laws by El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. and certain of its officers and/or directors. The class action was commenced in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on [...]

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Court of Appeal Revives California Background Check Law

By | 2015-08-14T10:09:47+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Fair Credit Reporting Act, FCRA|

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, upheld the constitutionality of The Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act ("ICRAA"), Civ. Code 1786, et seq.  The ICRAA governs agencies with regard to investigative consumer reports, e.g., reports containing information on a consumer's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living.  The [...]

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