May 2016 Archives

Family-leave employment discrimination lawsuits up 590 percent

Despite many recent changes in family medical leave laws, many in California and throughout the country still face stiff opposition when asking for both paid and unpaid time off for family reasons. There is legislation on national, state and local levels that protects workers from employment discrimination due to these reasons. However, many employers either do not understand current laws or continue to disregard them.

New bill could raise employment compensation for 4.2M in U.S

Recently, the Obama administration passed a significant wage law that could benefit up to 4.2 million Americans, including approximately 146,000 workers in California. Supporters hail this as a victory for the average middle class worker. However, those opposed to the legislation believe that employers will start adjusting their employment compensation levels or taking other steps in order to avoid having to pay the new overtime premiums. Should this happen, the law could ultimately hurt the very people it was intended to help.

Do you have a wrongful termination claim?

Every day across the country and here in California, people lose their jobs. In some cases, the termination of a person's employment is for cause or is otherwise legal. However, in some cases, a firing could be considered illegal and the worker could have a claim for wrongful termination.

HR company told to follow employment laws like everyone else

TriNet Human Resources Corp. is a human resources consulting company based here in California. It offers services to employers such as payroll processing, employment law compliance and employee benefits to small and medium sized companies. Recently, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor announced that the company should follow the overtime payment laws just as they advise their clients to do.

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