May 2013 Archives

Workplace dispute causes California workers to strike

Working for a living is how the majority of people provide for their families and takes care of necessities. The benefits offered from employers, such as insurance and retirement plans, can be what sway a person to take one job over another. However, some workers find their employers changing the qualifications for benefits or reforming pension plans, which can lead to a workplace dispute. University of California medical workers are currently fighting for what they feel would be more fair treatment for workers.

Overtime, breaks subjects of California workplace dispute

American workers spend a large percentage of our waking lives within the workplace. Because we give so much of our time to our jobs, we expect to be treated fairly and compensated in the manner laid out by our employment agreements as well as California law. When workers do not receive the compensation that they have earned, many try to handle their workplace dispute through the channels within their company. When those efforts fail, the employee is left with little choice but to turn to litigation to rectify the matter.

San Jose Police Union in new employment dispute on pension issues

San Jose voters thought that the pension issues that have been in dispute between the San Jose Police Officer's Association and the City Council had been resolved when they approved the Measure "B" pension reform proposition. The measure was passed in June 2012, having received 70 percent voter approval. However, a new law suit has been filed that may affect this and another employment dispute litigation currently awaiting decision in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Federal court refuses to dismiss wrongful termination lawsuit

In employment cases, it's often the case that employers express a different reason for a termination than what the employee believes to be the actual reason. In California and other jurisdictions, when the employer is involved in a wrongful termination of an employee, the employer will often make up what is called a 'pretextual' reason for the termination. It's a false reason designed to put the best face on what the employer has done.

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