Medical Marijuana Retailers and Class Action Lawsuits

Medical Marijuana Retailers and California Employment Laws - Class Action Lawsuits

Medical marijuana companies – dispensaries, growers and large-scale operations that coordinate the entire supply chain – have recently started getting a lot of attention for failing to stick to California’s wage and hour laws. In fact, they’ve been the subject of a number of class action lawsuits recently. Here’s what you need to know. Related: What is a class action … Read More

What is a Class Action Lawsuit?

What is a Class Action Lawsuit - Los Angeles and Glendale Employment Class Action

If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of class action lawsuits – maybe you’ve even seen television commercials and ads on your Facebook news feed about signing up to participate in one. But what is this type of lawsuit, and how does it work? How many people have to participate in one, and what happens when you win? This guide … Read More

How Obstacle Races Exploit Volunteers

Obstacle Races Tough Mudder and Spartan Race Taking Advantage of Workers

Nobody wants big corporations to take advantage of “the little guy.” If a company moved into Los Angeles and paid workers pennies for hours of manual labor, people would be incredibly angry – but something similar is happening. And instead of pennies, it’s discount coupons, T-shirts and free parking. But obstacle races like Tough Mudder and Spartan Races are taking … Read More

Workplace Harassment in California

Workplace Harassment in California

Workplace harassment in California – and in every other state – is against the law. In California, workers are protected by the Fair Employment and Housing Act and GC 12940, which both make it possible for employees who experience harassment to sue their employers. Harassment can be sexual or non-sexual in nature. Either way, it’s against the law. Here’s what … Read More

Language Discrimination in the Workplace: Examples and Explanation

Language Discrimination in the Workplace Examples

Language discrimination in the workplace (examples below) is a form of national origin discrimination, and in many cases, it’s illegal. Here’s what you need to know. What is Language Discrimination in the Workplace? Language discrimination can occur during the hiring process or when someone is already working for a company. In a nutshell, language discrimination is treating someone unfairly because … Read More

Workers' Rights in California: What Employees Need to Know

Workers' Rights in California

Workers’ rights in California are typically more protective than federal workers’ rights are – and in many cases, they’re more protective than other states, as well. But what rights do employees have in California, and how do they apply to you? Workers’ Rights in California Under federal and state laws, California employees have several rights. Here’s a quick breakdown of … Read More

Tip Laws in California: What You Need to Know

Tip Laws in California - What You Need to Know - Los Angeles Labor and Employment Lawyer

Many employees receive tips as part of their jobs – and you might be surprised to learn that there are tip laws in California. Occupations in the service industry, such as restaurant servers, housekeepers and drivers earn regular hourly pay from their employers, and customers have the option to give them extra money as a tip or gratuity for service. … Read More

Minimum Wage in Los Angeles

Minimum Wage in Los Angeles

The minimum wage in Los Angeles is set to go up to $13.25 per hour on July 1, and that’s right around the corner. In January, the statewide minimum wage increased to $11 per hour for workers at companies with 25 or fewer employees and $12 for workers at companies with 26 or more employees – but the city of … Read More

What is Assembly Bill 5, and How Does it Affect Independent Contractors?

Small Business and AB-5 in California - Independent Contractors

The California Assembly’s most recent foray into gig work legislation – an attempt to help workers get the employee status they deserve, rather than allowing companies to consider them independent contractors just to save a few bucks – is based on a California Supreme Court decision on employee misclassification. What is Assembly Bill 5, and How Does it Affect Independent … Read More

Types of Discrimination in the Workplace

Types of Discrimination in the Workplace

There are several types of discrimination in the workplace – there shouldn’t be, but there are. When workplace discrimination occurs, it can be blatantly obvious or it can be more subtle… but in either case, it’s important that you know the law is on your side. The most common types of discrimination in the workplace include those related to: Age … Read More