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Employment Law

How To Know if You Need a Wrongful Termination Lawyer

July 20, 2022

When you’ve been unjustly fired from your place of employment, you may feel a lot of powerful emotions: anger at the injustice, disappointment in your employer,

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Unlawful Wage Theft Practices
Lost Wages

What Is Wage Theft? 4 Things You Should Know

July 18, 2022

Employers must adhere to state and federal labor laws, including paying their employees fair wages for their time and work. However, what happens when the business

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Equal Pay Gap
Class Action Suits

Is Your Male Colleague Paid More for the Same Work?

June 15, 2022

The federal and California Equal Pay Acts require that men and women in the same workplace be given equal pay for equal work. Despite this requirement,

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Failure To Hire Discrimination
Discrimination

Were You Affected by Hiring Discrimination in California?

June 9, 2022

Federal and state laws provide protection against workplace discrimination for both current and prospective employees. Failure to hire is a type of discrimination that occurs during

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Matern Law Group

Matern Law Group Attorneys Selected to the 2022 Southern California Rising Stars List

June 7, 2022

We are pleased to announce that nine attorneys at Matern Law Group have been selected to the 2022 Southern California Rising Stars list. Sydney Adams, Beatriz

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Satyagraha Alliance Micro Loan Program
Satyagraha Alliance

Satyagraha Alliance Launching New Microloan Program

June 1, 2022

PRESS RELEASE MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (June 1, 2022) – The Satyagraha Alliance, the social corporate responsibility arm of Matern Law Group, has announced the launch of

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Zendesk Class Action Lawsuit
Class Action Suits

Female Tech Workers Sue Zendesk for Equal Pay and Equal Treatment

June 1, 2022 In September 2021, a woman filed suit against Zendesk after Matt Ingebrigtsen, Director of Enterprise Sales-West, announced on a videoconference, “We call your

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Hair Discrimination Crown Act
Crown Act

I AM my Hair!

May 25, 2022

A Discussion of Race-Based Hairstyle Discrimination and How the CROWN Act is a Necessary Response A person’s hairstyle can say a lot without them uttering a

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Dalia Khalili & Matt Matern at Matern Law Group PC
Class Action Suits

Speaking Up

March 29, 2022

Attorneys at Matern Law Group are Passionate About Providing a Voice for Employees By Shane Nelson Special to the Daily Journal About a year ago, longtime

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Dekker v. Vivint Solar Class Action
Class Action Suits

Class Action Challenges Vivint Solar Termination Fees

March 24, 2022

On Friday, Judge William Alsup granted class certification for the first group of California consumers ensnared by Vivint Solar’s residential power purchase agreements. In her lawsuit

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Tesla Solar Roof Discrimination Lawsuit Matern Law Group
Discrimination

Tesla Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Filed by Matern Law Group

February 4, 2022

Shanel Dickson was the only African-American and the only female on her solar roofing crew. In July 2021, her Caucasian supervisor began calling her “nigga” and

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Rated by Super Lawyers
Employment Law

Matern Law Group Attorneys Selected to the California Super Lawyers List Yet Again!

January 20, 2022

We are pleased to announce that five attorneys at Matern Law Group have been selected to the 2022 California Super Lawyers list. Launa Adolph, Josh Boxer,

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Famous Dave's Restaurants
Employee Rights

MLG Wins Sexual Harassment Verdict Against Famous Dave’s

December 16, 2021

Matern Law Group: $445,000 Sexual Harassment Verdict Against Owners of Famous Dave’s Restaurants December 8, 2021 A Los Angeles County jury awarded an ex Famous Dave’s

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Jane Roe vs. Zendesk Pregnancy Harassment Complaint
Discrimination

“Million Dollar Baby” – Pregnant Worker Files Discrimination Lawsuit against Zendesk

September 29, 2021

September 29, 2021 “We call your baby the million-dollar baby because you lost out on a million dollars of wages since you took a full maternity

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Online Work Sexual Harassment
COVID-19

Sexual Harassment in the Remote Workplace

The shift to remote operations over the past year and a half has reshaped work. Remote work has a great many advantages—most importantly, keeping workers and

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COVID-19 and Employment Law Developments
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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Tagore Subramaniam Hiking
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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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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Minimum Wage Increase
Employment Law

California Legislature Passes Historic Minimum Wage Increase

On April 4th, Gov. Jerry Brown signed S.B. 3 into law, a historic measure by the California legislature which will raise the state’s minimum wage to

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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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