March 2015 Archives

Twitter accused of employment discrimination for its practices

In order to promote fairness in advancement for all employees, most companies have specific guidelines in place. These processes typically detail how workers are promoted and also communicate which internal openings are available in order to allow employees to apply. Disregard for these types of formal procedures could result in California workers becoming victims of employment discrimination.

California eatery is accused of a non-payment of overtime

One of an employer's integral responsibilities is keeping accurate payroll records for his or her workers. Although more costly, it can be necessary for employees to work in addition to their standard hours and be paid overtime. When this money is withheld, the affected California workers may look to the justice system to receive payment.

Uber and Lyft drivers file employment dispute over classification

Many drivers choose a life on the road as independent contractors because of the promise of freedom and the ability to work for themselves. In reality, some California drivers may be misclassified and should perhaps be employees instead of contractors. Independent contractors from Uber and Lyft are hoping that a jury will be able to settle their employment dispute over their classification status.

Student hazing ends with a coach's alleged wrongful termination

A small Catholic high school football coach says that he was shocked at the reaction he received after reporting hazing problems that endangered his students. The California man claims that after he reported the incidents, he suffered a wrongful termination at the hands of his principal. According to the coach, he discovered that there was hazing going on right before Christmas in 2012 and decided to report it to prevent future harm.

Sports bar accused of avoiding overtime payment to kitchen staff

Working in a restaurant kitchen can require extensive hours and a great deal of hard work. Some positions in the kitchen have managerial titles, but not every instance should classify the California workers as exempt from receiving payment for overtime. If the workers believe they are not being paid correctly, they may choose to take legal action to claim the compensation they believe they are owed. Recently, a former kitchen manager filed a complaint on behalf of himself and others because he believes they were misclassified and exempted from overtime.

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