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August 2015 Archives

Target accused by EEOC of employment discrimination charges

Selecting the right candidate for the job is crucial to employers in California and elsewhere. To help select the right candidate, some companies utilize pre-employment testing; however, these tests must be in compliance with the law. Some of the tests that were conducted by Target were eliminating candidates based on legally protected statuses and constituted pre-employment discrimination according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Firefighter alleges retaliation for reporting sexual harassment

When someone in California starts a new job, his or her co-workers typically want to make the newcomer feel welcome. However, introducing people into a culture that is disrespectful and riddled with sexual harassment is not acceptable. A female firefighter from another state claims that from her first day on the job, she was faced with sexual innuendos and invitations. This behavior had allegedly been going on for over 10 years, and she has had enough.

Ex James Batmasian worker sues over being denied overtime pay

Some California readers may have heard of the real estate mogul James Batmasian. He is being accused in a state court by a former employee of not paying him overtime. The man claims that he was offered vouchers to get massages instead of the money.

Yank Sing pays $4M for overtime and other wage theft claims

Many instances of wage theft in California and elsewhere remain unreported, especially by foreign workers who may not be fully aware of their rights. Often, the employees also fear that the complaints may cost them their jobs. For nearly a year and a half, a group of immigrant workers employed by the Yank Sing restaurant in San Francisco banded together to fight back for the overtime and other rights that they claim were denied to them.

Allegedly misclassified worker seeks unpaid overtime wages

The Fair Labor Standards Act ensures employees in California and elsewhere are protected so that they are paid properly for their hard work. When working more than 40 hours per week, non-exempt employees who are covered by FLSA must be paid at an overtime rate. Workers who believe that they are not being paid as the law requires are entitled to pursue a claim for unpaid wages.

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