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June 24, 2021 | Sexual Harassment

McDonald’s Case May Set Precedent for Sexual Harassment Claims

According to a federal judge in Missouri, McDonald’s must face claims of sexual harassment and assault brought by a worker from a St. Louis franchise (Johnson v. McDonald Corp, et al. No. 4:20-CV-1867 (E.D. Mo. June 3, 2021)).

The plaintiff …

June 16, 2021 | Employment Law

Celebrating Pride Month Through Workplace Equality

For the LGBTQ+ community, June marks Pride Month, which commemorates the Stonewall Riots, an event that began to raise awareness about LGBTQ+ equality, rights and issues.  Extensive workplace protections for LGBT people exist under California law, particularly for issues related …

May 28, 2021 | Employment Law

Title: Employee Rights during COVID-19: Safety, Compensation and Paid Leave

Many workers across the state of California still have questions regarding their rights under both state and federal COVID-19 protections for employees, including issues ranging from safety, compensation, paid time off and family medical leave.  Federal and state laws may …

April 19, 2021 | Employment Law

Landmark wage theft case filed in Pennsylvania

Are You a Victim of California Wage Theft?

Last week in Pennsylvania, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that his office was filing charges in the largest wage theft case in United States history.  Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., a State College, …

March 20, 2021 | Wrongful Termination

Fired for Violating Safety Rules or Reporting Work-related Injuries?

Know your rights!

Most states have laws that make it illegal to fire an employee solely because the employee has suffered a workplace injury.  On May 12, 2016, OSHA published a final rule prohibiting employers from retaliating against employees for …

March 2, 2021 | Employment Law

COVID-19 and Employer Reimbursements for Employees Working from Home

Since March of 2020, a massive number of Americans have been working remotely due to COVID-19.  Among the many challenges faced by employees is the question surrounding work-related expenses while working from home.

In many ways, both employees and employers …

February 15, 2021 | Employment Law

Federal Court allows Uber drivers to proceed with employment benefits class action

On Tuesday, January 25, 2021 a federal court allowed Uber drivers to proceed with parts of their class action lawsuit of employment benefits they claim they are owed by the company.  In the ruling, viewed as an initial victory for …

February 2, 2021 | Wrongful Termination

Woman files suit for wrongful termination after being fired for posting photos at Capitol riots

In a lawsuit filed against her former employer, Leah Snyder, a one-time computer programmer and coder at Alight Solutions LLC, alleges that she was wrongfully terminated in association with the U.S.  Capitol riots on January 6, 2021.  The lawsuit, filed …