Employee Rights

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… Read More Meal Period Length Threatens Employee Wellbeing

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

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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… Read More Proposition 22 (Prop. 22) & Gig Worker Classification

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

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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… Read More Employment Law – Legislative Roundup

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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,… Read More When it Reins, It Pours

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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… 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

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… 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. Dalia and Tagore additionally made the… Read More Get to Know The Top Up-And-Coming Rising Stars at MLG!

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

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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… Read More Private Attorneys General Act (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 the #MeToo Movement has taught anything,… 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 based on someone’s sex that is… Read More Sexual Harassment At Work

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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… Read More I Signed What?! (Arbitration Agreements)

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

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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… Read More Taco Bell Employee Wins Arbitration Important Victory For Working People

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