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April 2018 Archives

California bill seeks to end wage disputes for port truckers

The state hopes to stamp out misclassified truck drivers at state ports. California bill SB 1402 will hold companies accountable if they choose to hire trucking companies who have been found to break the law regarding wage theft. Truckers have long protested the wage disputes and some report happiness at seeing the tide finally turn at the port. 

California lawmaker faces lawsuit amidst sexual harassment claims

Another lawmaker has been accused of inappropriate behavior by a former employee. The assemblyman is being sued by his former chief of staff for wrongful termination because, says the former chief, he reported that the assemblyman was harassing his staff. The sexual harassment claims continue to fly in California, and the accused lawmaker says that the man he fired was guilty of exactly the behaviors he reported. 

California company faces charges of employment discrimination

An employee of a large investment company has stepped forward to claim that she wasn't treated fairly at her job. Her lawsuit charges the California firm with employment discrimination based on her sex and age. The company denies the allegations, and the case is pending in court. 

Nurse claims employer did not provide reasonable accommodations

Some types of leave are offered to employees as a federal benefit. The Family and Medical Leave Act is one such program that is offered in all 50 states. It allows employees to take unpaid time away from work without jeopardizing their jobs. Recently, one woman filed a lawsuit, claiming that her employers fired her in violation of FMLA and failed to provide reasonable accommodations. California residents facing similar issues with employers may be able to learn something from the woman's case.  

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