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Employee Rights

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… Read More Know Your Rights: COVID-19 FAQs For Employees

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Client Rights

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

July 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Treating their essential workers as disposable, and forcing them to choose between a paycheck and a pandemic,… Read More Ralphs/Food 4 Less Sued After Massive Outbreak Sickens 100+ Employees at Compton Warehouse

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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.… Read More Get to Know The Top Up-And-Coming Rising Stars at MLG!

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

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Client Rights

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”)… Read More The CARES Act Does Not Care about All Families

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Employment Law

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:… Read More PAGA: Forging Ahead

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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… Read More The Compelling Evidence of MeToo

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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… Read More Sexual Harassment At Work

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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… Read More Minimum Wage Law in California as of July 1, 2019

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Employment Law

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… Read More Independent Contractor vs Employee Classification: An Overview

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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… Read More Improper Background Checks and the FCRA: an Overview

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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… Read More Equal Pay for Women in California

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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. Read More Root Causes and Solutions for LA’s Homeless Crisis

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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.… Read More Women in Technology Summit Highlights Gender Gap in Tech Industry

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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… Read More Root Causes and Solutions for LA’s Homeless Crisis

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Employment Law

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,… Read More California Supreme Court Affirms Class & Broad Discovery Rights

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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,… Read More Matern Law Group Rising Stars and Super Lawyers 2017

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Employment Law

Matern Law Group 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… Read More Matern Law Group Rising Stars and Super Lawyers 2017 Selections

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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. Read More Beverly Hills Bar Association Event

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Employment Law

I Signed What?!

June 16, 2017

Know Your Rights:  Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Agreements Note: The information provided below is for educational/ informational purposes only and should… Read More I Signed What?!

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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… Read More “Day of Rest” Requirement Clarified by California Supreme Court

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Employee Rights

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… Read More Bosses Who Hug Their Employees May Create a Hostile Work Environment

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Class Action Waivers
Employment Law

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

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

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

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Employee Misclassification
Employee Misclassification

Employee Misclassification: A Violation of the NLRA?

October 3, 2016

Currently, employers who misclassify employees as independent contractors may be liable for violations of the tax code, California Labor Code,… Read More Employee Misclassification: A Violation of the NLRA?

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Employment Law

Changes in California’s Sexual Harassment Laws

June 29, 2016

Changes in California’s Sexual Harassment Laws California has been on the forefront of protecting workers’ rights. As early as 1959,… Read More Changes in California’s Sexual Harassment Laws

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Minimum Wage Increase
Employment Law

California Legislature Passes Historic Minimum Wage Increase

April 5, 2016

On April 4th, Gov. Jerry Brown signed S.B. 3 into law, a historic measure by the California legislature which will… Read More California Legislature Passes Historic Minimum Wage Increase

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Walmart Vs. Dukes Case
Employment Law

Supreme Court Decision – Class Action Limits Reach of Wal-Mart v. Dukes

March 31, 2016

In a ruling favorable to class-action plaintiffs, the United States Supreme Court recently held that, in certain circumstances, workers may… Read More Supreme Court Decision – Class Action Limits Reach of Wal-Mart v. Dukes

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Employment Law

SAG-AFTRA & Byron Allen Can’t Settle Out Comedians’ Claims

March 29, 2016

NINTH CIRCUIT SAYS UNION SAG-AFTRA AND BYRON ALLEN CAN’T SETTLE OUT COMEDIANS’ CLAIMS FOR BREACH OF THE DUTY OF FAIR… Read More SAG-AFTRA & Byron Allen Can’t Settle Out Comedians’ Claims

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Arbitration & Agreement
Employment Law

Arbitration, Immorality, and Both Supreme Courts

March 1, 2016

On January 5, 2016 the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Baltazar v. Forever 21 Inc. et al., S208345, which… Read More Arbitration, Immorality, and Both Supreme Courts

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Death Knell Doctrine
Employment Law

California Court of Appeal Finds Dismissal of Claims for “Death Knell” Doctrine

February 11, 2016

In order to protect potential class members’ rights, the “death knell” doctrine permits immediate appeal from a court order denying… Read More California Court of Appeal Finds Dismissal of Claims for “Death Knell” Doctrine

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Employment Law

Taco Bell Employee Wins Important Victory For Working People

January 21, 2016

November 9, 2016 In an important victory for workers’ rights, the California Court of Appeals refused to order a fast-food… Read More Taco Bell Employee Wins Important Victory For Working People

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Employment Law

In The News: Matern Features On Daily Journal Cover

July 20, 2015

Lawyers Warn of Pay Stub Litigation Wave Matthew J. Matern, Daily Journal Cover July 6, 2015 – By Matthew Blake, Daily… Read More In The News: Matern Features On Daily Journal Cover

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Broken Contract, Ended Arbitration
Employment Law

Supreme Court Refuses to Review California Supreme Court Arbitration Decision

June 9, 2015

The information on this website and blog does not constitute legal advice.   For the second time, the United States… Read More Supreme Court Refuses to Review California Supreme Court Arbitration Decision

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Discrimination

Pantoja v. Anton and Its Impact on “Me-Too” Evidence

June 3, 2015

The information on this website and blog does not constitute legal advice. The “me-too” evidence doctrine permits a plaintiff to… Read More Pantoja v. Anton and Its Impact on “Me-Too” Evidence

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Employment Law

Brinker and Its Impact on California Employment Law

The information on this website and blog does not constitute legal advice.   On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme… Read More Brinker and Its Impact on California Employment Law

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Employment Law

Gallagher vs. Lionsgate, Joss Whedon

April 22, 2015

GALLAGHER V. LIONSGATE We are formally representing author Peter Gallagher for protection of his work and book against Joss Whedon… Read More Gallagher vs. Lionsgate, Joss Whedon

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