Employment Law

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, and the Federal Labor Standards Act,

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Changes In Sexual Harassment Laws Article
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, California enacted the Fair Employment and

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Class Action Waivers
Arbitration

Will the U.S. Supreme Court Decide Whether Mandatory Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitrations are Illegal?

June 22, 2016

On May 26, 2016, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit unanimously ruled that an employer’s mandatory arbitration agreement, requiring

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