Employee Rights

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Taco Bell Logo
Arbitration

Taco Bell Employee Wins Arbitration 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 worker to arbitrate his wage and

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