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Amber Eck and Alreen Haeggquist Receive “AV Preeminent” Ratings

By | 2017-05-24T20:14:43+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Haeggquist & Eck partners Amber Eck and Alreen Haeggquist have received “AV Preeminent” ratings by research and lawyers’ information clearinghouse Martindale-Hubbell. AV Preeminent distinctions are the highest peer rating standard Martindale-Hubbell bestows on attorneys. The rating signifies that the attorneys' peers rank them at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, skills, and [...]

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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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Haeggquist & Eck Investigates Undisclosed Hotel Resort Fees

By | 2017-05-24T20:15:05+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Class Actions, Uncategorized|

Have you ever been charged mandatory resort fees that were not adequately disclosed? Haeggquist & Eck, LLP is investigating possible claims against major hotel and resort chains for charging undisclosed and mandatory resort fees of $25 or more per day. These hotel fees are most prevalent in Hawaii, California, Las Vegas, Nevada and Orlando, Florida. [...]

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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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Haeggquist & Eck Attorneys Among Nominees for National Association of Woman Business Owners “Bravo” Awards

By | 2017-05-24T20:15:24+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Two Haeggquist & Eck partners have been nominated for the National Association of Women Business Owners’ annual “BRAVO” awards, the firm announced today. Amber Eck is among the nominees for NAWBO’s Woman Business Owner of the Year award, while Alreen Haeggquist was nominated for the Women’s Advocate of the Year accolade for her work representing [...]

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Haeggquist & Eck Announces Investigation of Natera, Inc.

By | 2017-05-24T20:15:50+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, a shareholder and consumer rights litigation firm, has commenced an investigation into Natera, Inc. (“Natera”) (NASDAQ: NTRA) to determine whether Natera 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 in Natera shares are [...]

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Amber Eck Named to Best Of The Bar

By | 2017-05-24T20:16:01+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Haeggquist & Eck partner Amber Eck has been named among the “Best of the Bar” for 2016 by the San Diego Business Journal. Utilizing a peer nomination and review process, “Best of the Bar” honors San Diego lawyers who have made a significant impact on their profession and community. Amber was selected for inclusion in [...]

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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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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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