September 2013 Archives

California employment dispute complicated by budget cuts

Budget cuts across the nation have limited the proficiency of local governments due to reduced staff. For one woman in California, this means her employment dispute has essentially been delayed indefinitely as she awaits a ruling from a local government organization. The plaintiff in the case has been waiting for more than two years for a decision that could allow her lawsuit against a previous client to proceed.

Wage and hour laws: California elevates hourly wage

Hourly workers in California may have just gotten a boost in their wages. The current lawmakers voted to increase the minimum wage for the lowest paid workers. The new change in the wage and hour laws will be phased in over a thirty-six month period.

Abercrombie & Fitch guilty of wrongful termination in California

Most companies have a disclaimer on job applications that they do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion or various other factors. In theory, that may be true, but what about in reality? A federal judge in California recently ruled in favor of a former Abercrombie & Fitch employee, stating that she was the victim of wrongful termination because she wore a Muslim head scarf to work. The company has gone on record stating that it does not tolerate discrimination.

Woman wins wrongful termination suit

A former head of a medical education program at a for-profit school has recently won her case against a university. She had sued the school for wrongful termination when she was fired in 2011. The firing came just a few months after she had been given a job evaluation that stated she was successfully carrying out her duties. Employees in California may benefit from the outcome of this woman's case.

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