Unfortunately, some employers misclassify their employees to get out of paying them appropriately, offering certain benefits, and ensuring that the workers get the labor rights they deserve. But what happens to employers that intentionally misclassify employees in California – do they get into trouble, and are they required to compensate their misclassified workers? Here’s what you need to know. What … Read More
Punitive Damages vs. Compensatory Damages
Whether you’ve been in a car accident, suffered a slip and fall, or you were injured by a faulty product or bad drug, you could be entitled to financial compensation. If you can’t reach a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company, your personal injury attorney may suggest that you file a formal lawsuit in court. If you win, the … Read More
Rear-Ended By a Semi Truck: Settlements and Awards
If you were rear-ended by a semi truck, a settlement might be the last thing on your mind – but you could be entitled to financial compensation. Here’s what you need to know. Rear-Ended By a Semi Truck: Settlements and Awards California law provides protections for people who are injured due to someone else’s negligence. Your injuries may be minor, … Read More
Could You File a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit?
Catastrophic injuries – in a legal sense, those that prevent a person from performing gainful work – are completely life-changing. These types of injuries often result from physical harm to the brain or spinal cord, but they also include things like serious burns, amputations, organ damage and other types of damage. If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone … Read More
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 a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit?
If you’re considering filing a sexual harassment lawsuit in California, here’s what you need to know. What is a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit? A sexual harassment lawsuit is a case in which a person who’s been sexually harassed at work sues his or her employer. Some of these cases don’t actually make it to court, though – some settle out of … Read More
Damages in a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit: How Much Can You Sue For?
If you’ve been the victim of sexual harassment at work, you might be able to sue your employer in a sexual harassment case – and if you win, you’ll be entitled to damages. Many sexual harassment suits settle out of court, though, which means the employer offers the employee a sum of money as compensation without having to go to … Read More
Do I Have a Wrongful Termination Claim in Los Angeles or Glendale?
If you’re like most people in Los Angeles, Glendale, and elsewhere in California, you’ve heard the term wrongful termination. But what is it—and has it happened to you? A Word on Wrongful Termination Under California and federal law, employers may not fire employees for certain reasons. Most notably, employers can’t fire an employee if the employee’s termination has to do … Read More