FedEx Settles Drivers’ Labor Suit After 1 Day Of Trial

FedEx and two former delivery drivers who worked for the company through an independent contractor settled wage and hour claims concerning $13,000 in back pay in California federal court Tuesday, a day after a jury trial began over whether FedEx is jointly liable for alleged labor law violations. . . .

Rite Aid’s $12 Million Wage Settlement Gets Final Approval

Rite Aid Corp. will pay $12 million to resolve a class action by 25,000 of its California employees who allege the company failed to reimburse them for uniforms, under an agreement given final approval in the Northern District of California.

What actions constitute discrimination?

In California, employers can not discriminate based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or marital status. Also, other types of discrimination include sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, etc.), gender, gender identity or expression, age (40 and older), sexual orientation, or military or veteran status. Additionally, employers […]

How much do you know about tips?

The rules about what counts as a tip, how much your employer must pay you, and whether you have to contribute to a tip pool depend on the laws in your state and can be a bit complicated. Below we explain how tipping works in California. In California as in many other states it is […]

Age discrimination in the workplace

As the actual workforce ages, the problems of discriminatory actions increase exponentially. Age discrimination haunts many corporations. But what does ageism look like in the workplace? State and federal laws protect employees from any type of discrimination. For example, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 is a labor law that prohibits employment discrimination […]

Reporting employer violations

In California, all workers are protected by laws meant to ensure safe and healthy work environments. It doesn’t matter what your race is, where you were born, or your immigration status. When you are hired, or even during the hiring process, you have the right to defend yourself against any injustice. It is essential to […]

LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workplace

Federal laws strictly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace. Although it is illegal to do so, LGBTQ+ employees still face many forms of discrimination in the workplace. For this reason, many members of the LGBTQ+ community feel insecure at work, suffer humiliating insults, and are even denied […]

Types of workplace discrimination

State and federal laws strictly prohibit discrimination in the workplace. But unfortunately, many employees in California still experience unfair or unequal treatment based on specific characteristics. To better understand the various types of discrimination that exist in the workplace, let’s take a look at each type. Racial discrimination Racial discrimination exists at work as well […]

What is consumer fraud?

Consumer fraud happens when a business or corporation uses illegal or unethical tactics that cause harm to consumers.   This occurs more frequently than you would think, and unfortunately, millions of consumers are victims every year. According to the Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy and Research, about 49 million consumers fell victim to identity fraud […]

What is a Qui Tam lawsuit?

California and the federal government have laws related to whistleblowing, including laws designed to protect the whistleblower. Enacted in 1863, the Qui Tam provision of the False Claims Act is one of the most powerful whistleblower protection laws in the United States. It remains a primary tool of the federal government in the fight against […]