Jenna Rangel

About Jenna Rangel

Jenna M. Rangel is a new associate with Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP. Ms. Crisci’s practice is focused on representing employees in all aspects of labor and employment litigation in federal and state court.

California District Court Tentatively Approves $5.7 Million Dollar Settlement for Improperly Disclosed Pre-Employment Credit Checks

By | 2016-05-28T11:07:32+00:00 May 28th, 2016|Consumer Class Actions, Employment Law, Fair Credit Reporting Act, FCRA|

Aceves, Jr., et al. v. AutoZone, Inc., Case No. 5:14-cv-02032, alleges violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (“CCRAA”), and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”), all stemming from allegations that AutoZone improperly used credit checks during its hiring process. Specifically, the plaintiffs (a [...]

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New FLSA Rule to Give Over Four Million Workers the Right to Overtime Pay

By | 2016-05-20T14:13:47+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Employment Law, Wage & Hour|

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) sets the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and other standards for employment across the nation. Though states may expand those rights and provide greater protections for their citizens, the FLSA sets the baseline standard that all employers (both public and private) must adhere to. On May 18, 2016, the [...]

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California Supreme Court Rules Employers Cannot Force Their Employees to Stand All Day When Their Tasks and Workstations Reasonably Allow Them to Take a Seat

By | 2016-04-11T15:17:07+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Class Actions, Employment Law, Wage & Hour, Working Conditions|

The California Industrial Welfare Commission (“IWC”) regulates working conditions, working hours, and wages for specific industries via its published Wage Orders. One such regulation requires employers to provide employees “with suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.” See IWC Wage Orders 1-13 and 15, Section 14(A), and IWC [...]

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New York Sets the Bar High, Enacting the Nation’s Most Comprehensive Family Leave Program

By | 2016-04-08T15:58:33+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Employment Law, Maternity/Pregnancy Leave, Paid Family Leave|

As President Obama recently tweeted, “Nobody should have to choose between losing a paycheck & caring for their family.” That was the message New York sent to the nation on April 4, 2016 when it became the first state to provide employees up to 12 weeks of partially-paid family leave. To date, only three other [...]

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SEC Sends Message to Employers: Confidentiality Agreements That Silence Potential Whistleblowers are Prohibited

By | 2015-04-03T14:25:47+00:00 April 3rd, 2015|Securities Class Actions/ Shareholder Derivative Actions, Whistleblower|

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relies heavily on whistleblowers to report potential securities law violations. Insider knowledge of the circumstances and individuals involved allows the SEC to identify fraud and other potential violations much earlier than might otherwise be possible. So, when Houston-based global technology and engineering firm KBR Inc. (“KBR”) attempted to silence [...]

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Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Settlement in ECOtality Securities Class Action

By | 2015-03-09T14:00:33+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Securities Class Actions/ Shareholder Derivative Actions|

The Court on March 6, 2015 issued an Order granting preliminary approval of Settlement in In re Ecotality, Inc. Securities Litigation.  If you purchased ECOtality, Inc. common stock during the period from April 16, 2013 to August 12, 2013 (the “Class Period”) and were damaged thereby, you could get a payment from the class action [...]

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Lawsuit Filed Against Emerging Worldwide Tech Company Alleges Company Operates Business, in part, on Employees’ Credit

By | 2015-01-06T13:13:52+00:00 November 7th, 2014|Employment Law, Retaliation, Uncategorized|

San Diego (November 7, 2014) - MediaTek, Inc., based in Taiwan, is one of the fastest-growing chip design companies in the world, specializing in semiconductors used in cell phones, televisions, and other electronic devices. It rivals local giant, Qualcomm, and counts amongst its customers companies such as Lenovo, Sharp, and Acer. In its quest for [...]

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