February 2014 Archives

Office romance or sexual harassment?

American pop culture has a love-hate relationship with the idea of office romance. On the one hand, the public idolizes characters like Jim and Pam from the U.S. version of “The Office,” who fell in love while mutually navigating office politics. On the other hand, this week’s episode of “Grey’s Anatomy,” featured a major sexual harassment suit filed by one of the many jilted interns who had been romanced and later humiliated by their bosses.

Current gender pay gap differs by job and by state

There has been a great deal of discussion lately in the media, in Congress and in general about the minimum wage. President Obama recently announced that he will soon seek to raise the minimum wage via executive order for workers associated with federal contract jobs. In addition, many individuals and organizations are pushing for a significant hike to the minimum wage in general.

Cornelia Dai to Speak at Upcoming Conferences

On February 26, 2014, Cornelia Dai will be a featured speaker at the 34th Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, which will take place at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.  Ms. Dai and co-speaker, Anthony Oncidi, partner at Proskauer Rose LLP, will address the unique and challenging developments in employment law during their conference session entitled "2013 Year in Review: Don't Get Left Behind".

Fighting for minimum wages in the courts

When President Obama announced that he will seek to increase the minimum wage of workers associated with federal contracts via an executive order, he increased the level of public debate in regards to a number of wage and hour issues affecting American workers today. In addition to minimum wage hikes for federal workers, many are pushing for a minimum wage hike for all American workers.

Islamic Center of South Bay Finally Able to Renovate Lomita Mosque

After initially being denied a permit to renovate their aging and unsuitable mosque, the Islamic Center of South Bay (ICSB) finally settled with the City of Lomita, had its permits approved, and will be breaking ground on their new center soon.

The President's action and inaction on pressing employment issues

President Obama made headlines after he announced during his most recent State of the Union address that he intends to sign an executive order in the near future that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for workers who are employed on federal contract jobs. Though many experts remain dubious that the president can take this kind of sweeping action unilaterally, his intentions certainly indicate that he is serious about reforming certain pressing wage and hour issues.

HSRR has 5 California SuperLawyers for 2014

SuperLawyers, a legal rating magazine, recently announced their 2014 selections. Five of Hadsell Stormer's partners were named SuperLawyers this year: Barbara Hadsell, Dan Stormer, Anne Richardson, Randy Renick, and Cornelia Dai. Dan Stormer also had the honor of being listed in the Top 10 in Southern California as well as the Top 100, and Anne Richardson made her first appearance in the Top 100, as well as repeating her selection to the Top 50 Women.

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