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February 2016 Archives

Can California workers "waive" their overtime rights?

One of the many benefits of living and working in the state of California is stringent state laws regarding workers' rights. Laws regarding overtime in particular help workers who might otherwise be worked excessively by their employers without adequate compensation. A Los Angeles worker who has been forced to work unpaid overtime, or who has been told by their employer that they have "waived" their overtime rights, can seek valuable advice from a wage and hour dispute attorney.

A proactive approach to wrongful dismissal

Being let go from a job is often a devastating experience for many in the Los Angeles area. For some people, a job leads to an invaluable steady paycheck; for others, their career forms part of their identity and is part of a lifelong goal. In any case, being fired or laid off can throw a person's life into turmoil. This is especially true if the worker suspects there may have been an unlawful reason for termination.

Can a worker be discriminated against for being pregnant?

A pregnancy is usually a joyful event in a woman's life. However, for working women who are victims of discrimination based on their pregnancy, this time can be fraught with anxiety and extreme stress. What many in Southern California may not realize is that the topic of pregnancy discrimination is taken seriously by the law and has even been addressed at the national level.

L.A. Sushi chain held accountable for unpaid overtime

Going out for sushi is an activity many Los Angeles residents enjoy on a regular basis. For those who make a living in the restaurant industry, there is often plenty of overtime to be found throughout L.A. Those who put in extra hours expect to be paid for their labor - especially in the food industry where more hours can translate into aches and pains at best and exhaustion at worst. For some workers at a local chain of sushi establishments, their extra hours are only now being compensated.

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