December 2016 Archives

Are you being pressured to work overtime?

For all intents and purposes, the week before Christmas is the busiest shopping week of the year. This is normally when shoppers who have procrastinated finally hit the malls in search of last minute gifts (and deals). Retailers know this; which is why new discounts on selected items are introduced, and stores stay open later than usual until Christmas Eve.

Vietnamese Nail Salon Workers Sue to Challenge Exploitative Labor Practices Plaguing Industry

Hadsell Stormer & Renick and AAAJ-LA bring claims on behalf of Vietnamese nail salon workers for unlawful wage and hour practices and retaliation for their complaints of abuse and mistreatment. When the workers spoke out against the unlawful conduct, their employers fired them. In a multi-billion dollar nail salon industry, nail salon workers are often exploited and mistreated. After years of abuse, these workers are speaking out against their employers. This lawsuit seeks to bring an end to these despicable practices and to provide justice to hardworking individuals.

Will sexual orientation be a protected class under Title VII?

There is a legal conundrum making its way through federal appellate courts throughout the country surrounding the extent of the protections guaranteed under Title VII: Can a sexual orientation discrimination clam proceed under Title VII?

How to keep your job after your holiday party

In the coming weeks, employers across a number of industries will have their annual holiday party. While it is customary for businesses and organizations to have functions in the workplace, many will have their parties offsite. Nevertheless, it is typical (and fodder for office lore) for some employees to have too much of a good time. The trailers for the new movie “Office Christmas Party” should give you an idea.  

Three things to consider before a settlement conference

If you are in the midst of an employment discrimination lawsuit, chances are that a some point you will be invited to (or ordered to attend) a settlement conference. This is an opportunity for the parties to sit down and get to the heart of the issues to see if the case can be resolved. Judges relish these opportunities for parties because of the high cost of litigation and it provides a chance for people to resolve their differences quickly.

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