HSRR attorney Cindy Panuco appeared on Russia Today's English and Spanish programs yesterday discussing the current situation in Guantanamo Bay.
Under the wage and hour laws of California, employees are offered protections that independent contractors are not, including state-mandated breaks and overtime. One former doggy daycare worker is suing Love Dogs Camp for $142,000 in unpaid wages and penalties, alleging that she was classified as an independent contractor so her pay wouldn't be reported. The woman also claims that the company overworked and underpaid her because of her contractor status.
It has been said that hard work never hurt anyone. However, when hard work is associated with discrimination or racial slurs, it's safe to say "hurt" is inevitable. Recently, three Target employees filed lawsuits against the company, citing workplace discrimination.
By Anne Richardson
Unfortunately, California workers are not immune to workplace discrimination. Several cases have recently made headlines, and as a result, several articles involving changes to the laws regarding workplace discrimination have made headlines as well. Workers may be interested to learn of the changes taking place.
In California and elsewhere, hiring discrimination is illegal. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission has confirmed that a settlement claim has been reached in a case involving discrimination against an African American job seeker. Purportedly, federal employment regulators have come to an agreement with JB Hunt Transport, Inc. addressing the issue of employment discrimination.
HSRR attorney Reem Salahi has been traveling through Syria this Summer. She wrote the following on June 27, 2013: