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July 2016 Archives

Z Foods to pay $1.47 million in EEOC sexual harassment case

The agriculture industry in California is a $54 billion economical behemoth. According to the EEOC, the industry is rife with sexual harassment and other misconduct that often create a hostile work environment for female employees. Recently, a federal court passed a large judgement against Z Foods, which is one of the biggest dried fruit manufacturers in the country.

Wage disputes may ensue following JPMorgan's increase

This year has been exciting for workers in California and across the country. In many states, minimum wage workers in key markets have scored significant victories with regards to wages and benefits, and it appears that other states are following suit and increasing wages for entry-level employees. Now, even some large corporations are starting to start the process of raising employment compensation proactively for its employees. During the next few years, however, wage disputes may erupt as workers and companies strive to find a balance in the new competitive landscape.

Former Fox anchor sues CEO for wrongful termination

Though it is gradually becoming less common, workplace sexual harassment and workplace termination resulting from speaking out against perpetrators still occurs fairly often in California and throughout the United States. Though it may seem insurmountable for one worker to face a large corporation, many such lawsuits have been successfully litigated. A recent complaint filed against Fox News highlights the fact that men and women have options when faced with wrongful termination, even in high-profile cases against large organizations.

New laws enacted on July 1 may lead to wage disputes

Any time new wage laws go into effect, there will typically be a transitional period while employers move toward compliance. This invariably can lead to wage disputes, as many employers may not implement the new policies in a timely manner. A new law in Los Angeles could herald the beginning of increased minimum wages for the rest of California, and readers may be interested in how this change may positively affect their earning potential and guaranteed paid leave.

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