EEOC Pay Equality: Even Netflix Has to Pay Fair

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the source of most of our workplace equality laws. Laws relating to fairness in pay and treatment in the workplace stem from EEOC regulations that must be obeyed by all businesses in the country. From the smallest sandwich shop to the biggest corporation, it is illegal to intentionally […]

Bank Employee Accused of Fraud Wins in Court

The Termination and Charges. In January, 2013, Bank of America terminated Salma Aghmane, a vice president, claiming it had “conclusive” evidence of the wrongdoing. The Bank immediately reported her to Arizona-based Early Warning Services L.L.C. – known as “EWS” – which maintained a database of bank employees who were fired for knowingly causing financial loss. […]

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Fair Day’s Pay Act

On October 11, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown approved Senate Bill 588, the Fair Day’s Pay Act and filed it with the California Secretary of State. This law is aimed at cracking down on employers that fail to pay wages to employees even after a judgment in the employee’s favor has been entered. The change in […]

Abercrombie Class Action Lawsuit regarding “Look Policy”

A class action lawsuit was filed on September 16, 2013, on behalf of all non-exempt employees who worked at Abercrombie stores (including Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Abercrombie Kids, and Gilly Hicks) in California from September 2009 to the present. On July 16, 2015, Judge Jesus Bernal of the United States District Court for the Northern […]

PG&E Employee Collects $1 Million in Santa Cruz Wrongful Termination Claim

On December 16, 2013, a forty-four-year-old ex-PG&E power line worker was given over $1 million in a civil claim subsequent to making safety complaints and being dismissed in 2012. Live Oak resident Matthew Niswonger was employed by PG&E for nearly eight years. His crew was demanded to restore a broken electrical pole on Hihn Road […]