Losing a job is not a life circumstance many wishes to think about. However, even if you are a strong employee, you must be prepared for the possibility that you will one day be let go for reasons that may not be due to your performance. For example, perhaps your employer is struggling financially and… Continue reading Why Negotiate a Severance Agreement With an Employment Law Attorney?
Each state has its own labor code. This means that employment laws vary from one state to another. These differences can impact both employers and employees in numerous ways. For example, in many states, there are certain rights employees are granted under a labor code that may be waived in unique circumstances. Knowing which rights… Continue reading What Rights Can’t An Employee Waive in California?
California workers have a legal right to work in environments where they do not have to worry about being harassed or unreasonably mistreated. If you have been denied this right, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit. To win your case, you need to prove that you were employed in a hostile… Continue reading How to Document a Hostile Work Environment
Employees in California are, in many ways, relatively fortunate when compared to workers in other states. California lawmakers routinely prioritize the rights of employees. While some employers believe this to be unfair, at JML Law, we believe protecting workers is essential. Thus, we are always pleased to learn of new developments that stand to benefit… Continue reading California Supreme Court Decides Break Period Premiums Are Wages
The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is suing Leachco, the manufacturer of various infant lounge products after the company refused to voluntarily recall its Podster, Podster Playtime, Podster Plush, and Bummzie infant loungers. The CPSC reports that there have been infant deaths related to the use of these products, which were found by the… Continue reading Infant Loungers Associated with Two Suffocation Deaths, CPSC Says
With California Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature on legislation in early February, most California workers can now count on up to two weeks of paid leave for absences due to COVID-19-related sickness. This legislation—Assembly Bill 84—effectively reinstates the previous supplemental sick leave benefits workers formerly had access to earlier in the pandemic. That law expired in… Continue reading Supplemental Sick Pay Reinstated for Many California Workers
Every day, tons of people are fired or released from their jobs. Sometimes, this is due to poor performance or a lack of available funds in the company’s account. Yet for many victims, this comes shortly after filing a complaint or simply bringing workplace concerns to the attention of a boss or coworker. What is… Continue reading Workplace Discrimination And Wrongful Termination In Action
A common theme that California companies have seen over recent years is that of employment discrimination issues within the video game and tech industries. While it is worth noting that this is a trend seen within the digital game world, it is not unique nor restricted to this industry. Many large companies across the Californian… Continue reading LA-Based Riot Games Settles Huge Gender Discrimination Case
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has recently faced criticism by both American and French officials after embarking on a trip to France with the intention of developing security plans with local authorities. After the wife of an officer claimed to have had her phone stolen from her on the streets, the LAPD security detail… Continue reading LAPD Detains French Men on Foreign Soil
After the results of a joint investigation conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found deadly bacteria in some Better Homes & Gardens aromatherapy room sprays, Walmart voluntarily recalled 3,900 units of the product on 10/22. Four linked cases and two deaths were discovered during the CDC/CPSC… Continue reading Walmart Aromatherapy Room Spray Recall: 2 Dead