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COVID-19

COVID-19 and Employment Law Developments

September 22, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major changes in our lives and workplaces. And with those changes have come new regulations. Cities, counties, states, and the federal

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S.P.Y. Safe Place for Youth Volunteering
Charity Work

(SPY) Highlights MLG in Their Recent SPY Corporate Spotlight

September 15, 2021

Safe Place for Youth (SPY) has highlighted Matern Law Group in their “SPY Corporate Spotlight” for our nonprofit branch, The Satyagraha Foundation. Our foundation is volunteering

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California Gift Cards
Consumer Protection

California Law on Gift Cards and Gift Certificates

September 8, 2021

Purchasing gifts for others is no easy task. Gift shoppers can spend hours, days, or even weeks brainstorming the perfect gift for someone based on their

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Employment Law

MLG – Employment Law Newsletter – August 2021

August 25, 2021

Matern Law Group Spotlight This quarter we’re shining the spotlight on one of the first attorneys to join Matern Law Group, Tagore Subramaniam, selected to the

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California Equal Pay Laws
Employee Rights

What is California Equal Pay? Who Does it Include?

August 18, 2021

Did you know that pay disparities cause working women in California to lose over $33 billion each year?1 This problem is even worse for women of

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Matern Law Group, PC Super Lawyers 2021 California Rising Stars
Matern Law Group

Matern Law Group Attorneys Named to the 2021 California Rising Stars List

June 11, 2021

We are pleased to announce that eight attorneys at Matern Law Group have been selected to the 2021 California Rising Stars list. Sydney Adams, Beatriz Alfaro,

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Rounding Time for Meal Periods Threatens Employee Health and Safety
Employee Health

Meal Period Length Threatens Employee Wellbeing

May 24, 2021

The California supreme court recently decided on two important wage and hour issues in Donohue v AMN Services, LLC. First, the court decided on whether rounding

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Qui Tam Whistleblower Employee Rights
Employee Rights

What is a Qui Tam Lawsuit, and How Does it Apply to an Employee?

March 30, 2021

What is a qui tam Lawsuit? The term “qui tam” (pronounced kee-tam) finds its origin in a Latin phrase that roughly means “who as well for

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Proposition 22 gig worker miclassification
Employee Misclassification

Proposition 22 (Prop. 22) & Gig Worker Classification

March 26, 2021

In November, Californians voted in favor of Proposition 22 (Prop. 22), a measure which classified gig workers as independent contractors. Prop. 22 was met with controversy

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unlawful pay practices & unpaid wages
Employee Rights

3M, Workers Get Initial OK For $1.5M Settlement In Wage Case Concerning Unlawful Pay Practices

March 17, 2021

Read a story featured in Law360‘s Employment Authority service on the 3M litigation involving unlawful pay practices: Matthew Matern, Launa Adolph, and Kayvon Sabourian from Matern

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covid-19 employment litigation
COVID-19

The Next COVID-19 Employment Litigation Hotbeds

November 14, 2020

Soon, the lawsuits that have made up the bulk of coronavirus-related litigation thus far — primarily concerning safety and wrongful termination — will give way to

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Employment Law Legislative Roundup
Employee Rights

Employment Law – Legislative Roundup

October 4, 2020

Drama and suspense ran high as lawmakers worked through the weekend until midnight last month to meet the August 31st deadline and pass bills for this

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california farmworkers without protective equipment
Discrimination

Undocumented Farmworkers in the Time of COVID-19

August 28, 2020

As Americans shelter in place, washing hands and staying six feet away from each other, farmworkers carpool to get groceries then retreat to cramped, crowded quarters,

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when it reins it pours
Employee Rights

When it Reins, It Pours

August 11, 2020

PAGA TAKEAWAYS FROM THE SUPREME COURT’S DECISION IN KIM V. REINS On March 12, 2020, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in Kim v. Reins,

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covid-19 facts
COVID-19

Know Your Rights: COVID-19 FAQs For Employees

July 17, 2020

During these challenging and unparalleled times we have compiled a set of resources to support you. In an effort to keep you well informed, this page

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ralph's warehouse
Client Rights

Ralphs/Food 4 Less Sued After Massive Outbreak Sickens 100+ Employees at Compton Warehouse

July 4, 2020

Ephraim vs. Ralphs Complaint FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Treating their essential workers as disposable, and forcing them to choose between a paycheck and a pandemic, Ralphs and

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Super Lawyers Badge
Employee Rights

Get to Know The Top Up-And-Coming Rising Stars at MLG!

June 25, 2020

Five of our attorneys at Matern Law Group, PC were recently selected to the 2020 Southern California Rising Stars list. Dalia and Tagore additionally made the

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Super Lawyers 2020 Southern California Rising Stars
Employment Law

Five Matern Law Group Attorneys Named to the 2020 Southern California Rising Stars List

June 12, 2020

Five Matern Law Group Attorneys Named to the 2020 Southern California Rising Stars List We are pleased to announce that five attorneys at Matern Law Group,

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CARES Act
CARES Act

The CARES Act Does Not Care about All Families

May 6, 2020

At a time when Americans are desperate for economic relief, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) leaves millions of law-abiding American families

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Employee Safety Requirements COVID-19
Employee Rights

Complying with Employee Safety Requirements in California During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 28, 2020

All across the United States in this time of the COVID-19 crisis, employees continuing to work in their places of employment are dealing with the challenging

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team of three people in aprons left two crossing arms
Employee Rights

Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA): Forging Ahead

October 16, 2019

THE QUEST FOR CLARITY UNDER CALIFORNIA’S PAGA: RECENT RULINGS TO HELP YOU VALUE THE CASE A speck on the horizon: The birth of the Private Attorneys

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the compelling evidence of me too
Employee Rights

The Compelling Evidence of MeToo

October 11, 2019

In Meeks v. AutoZone, the California Court of Appeal recently found me too evidence to have “unquestionable” probative value. If the #MeToo Movement has taught anything,

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Sexual Harassment Rights Laws
Employee Rights

Sexual Harassment At Work

August 2, 2019

The law defines sexual harassment as either unwelcome verbal, visual, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature or conduct based on someone’s sex that is

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California Minimum Wage Law
Employment Law

Minimum Wage Law in California as of July 1, 2019

July 25, 2019

Wage and hour laws set the basic standards for pay and time worked—covering issues like minimum wage, tips, overtime, meal and rest breaks, what counts as

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Independent Contractor vs. Employee Worker
Employee Misclassification

Independent Contractor vs Employee Classification: An Overview

June 11, 2019

Many workers in the United States are classified as independent contractors (IC) instead of as employees. While the IC classification is appropriate for many, many still

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fcra background check
Employment Law

Improper Background Checks and the FCRA: an Overview

May 9, 2019

Improper Background Checks and the FCRA: an Overview Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), if an employer seeks to terminate a current employee or to

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equal pay for women
Employment Law

Equal Pay for Women in California

April 25, 2019

Did you know that women still earn, on average, only 80 percent of what men do? Fortunately, California is leading the way when it comes to

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Employment Law

Root Causes and Solutions for LA’s Homeless Crisis

August 7, 2018

Please join us to discuss Root Causes and Solutions For LA’s Homeless Crisis Thursday November 16th, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills.

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women in technology summit
Employment Law

Women in Technology Summit Highlights Gender Gap in Tech Industry

June 15, 2018

The 24th annual Women in Technology International (“WITI”) Summit took place from June 10-June 12, 2018 in San Jose, California. Founded in 1989, WITI is a

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Homeless Crisis
Employment Law

Root Causes and Solutions for LA’s Homeless Crisis

November 17, 2017

Root Causes and Solutions for LA’s Homeless Crisis Please join us to discuss Root Causes and Solutions For LA’s Homeless Crisis Thursday November 16th, 2017 from

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Supreme Court California Building
Class Action Suits

California Supreme Court Affirms Class & Broad Discovery Rights

September 11, 2017

You work hard for a large company that employs hundreds of employees in locations across California. Yet, day after day, the company fails to provide you

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Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017
Employment Law

Matern Law Group Rising Stars and Super Lawyers 2017

July 21, 2017

Matern Law Group, PC is proud to announce three of its attorneys Matthew W. Gordon, Dalia Khalili, and Tagore Subramaniam, have been named to the Super

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Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017
Employment Law

Matern Law Group Super Lawyers Rising Stars and Super Lawyers 2017 Selections

Matern Law Group, PC is proud to announce three of its attorneys, Matthew W. Gordon, Dalia Khalili, and Tagore Subramaniam, have been named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars

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Beverly Hills Bar Association Logo
Employment Law

Beverly Hills Bar Association Event

July 13, 2017

One of our Senior Associate Attorneys, Tagore Subramanian, will be speaking at the Beverly Hills Bar Association on July 19th, 2017. He has successfully litigated and favorably resolved class actions on behalf of thousands of employees.

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Arbitration Agreement Contract
Arbitration

I Signed What?! (Arbitration Agreements)

June 16, 2017

Know Your Rights: Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Agreements Note: The information provided below is for educational/ informational purposes only and should not to be taken as

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Day of Rest Law California
Employment Law

“Day of Rest” Requirement Clarified by California Supreme Court

June 2, 2017

Last week, the California Supreme Court interpreted California’s “day of rest” requirement in a manner detrimental to California employees. The California Labor Code provides that “[e]very

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Hugging Boss at Work
Court of Appeals

Bosses Who Hug Their Employees May Create a Hostile Work Environment

March 3, 2017

Hugs from your boss could indeed create a hostile work environment. In an opinion issued just last week, a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit

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Class Action Waivers
Class Action Suits

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Class Action Waivers are Illegal

February 1, 2017

Many employees have experienced the same thing at their new job – they show up for their first day of work and are forced to sign

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Super Lawyers logo
Employment Law

Matern Law Group Attorneys Named to the 2017 California Super Lawyers List

January 26, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Matthew Matern, Founding Attorney, and Launa Adolph, Senior Associate Attorney at Matern Law Group, PC, have been selected to the 2017 California

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California Employement Law Guidelines
Employment Law

An Employee’s Guide to New California Employment Laws (2017)

January 9, 2017

With all of the holiday cheer, family time, and vacations this season, it is easy to miss all of the new laws going into effect in

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