On Thursday, July 12, 2018, Cornelia Dai will be speaking at the CA Lawyers Association Labor & Employment Law Section's 8th Annual Advanced Wage and Hour Conference in Los Angeles. The one-day conference will cover "what's new, what works, and what does not in the wage case you are litigating." Cornelia Dai will provide the plaintiff's perspective on the recent cases and developments in wage and hour law. To find out more go to http://calawyers.org/LaborEmployment
The California Court of Appeal affirmed a 2017 trial verdict in favor of over 200 Restaurant workers against their employer Daily Grill Restaurant at the Westin LAX Hotel. The workers proved that Daily Grill violated the City of Los Angeles Airport Hotel Living Wage Ordinance by willfully refusing to pay its workers the required living wage from 2010 to 2014. In addition, the court found that those employees who had quit or were terminated were entitled to waiting time penalties equal to 30 days of wages. The Court of Appeal emphasized that an employer has a duty to investigate the proper rate owed to employees and that when an employer intentionally fails or refuses to pay employees who are discharged or quit all wages owed, waiting time penalties are mandatory and cannot be reduced by a trial court.
On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Cornelia Dai will be speaking at the CA Lawyers Association Labor & Employment Law Section's Employment Law 101 conference in Los Angeles. The one-day conference will provide an overview of the topics commonplace to employment law, from harassment and workplace investigations to wage-and-hour violations. Cornelia Dai will bring her years of experience, particularly as a wage and hour practitioner, to provide the plaintiff's perspective on the Wage and Hour 101 panel. To find out more, go to http://calawyers.org/LaborEmployment#fundamentals.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ann Jones granted preliminary approval of a $4,150,000 settlement in a case filed by HSR on behalf of Plaintiffs Maria Aguilar, Francisco Cruz, Jose A. Joya, Andrea Lara, Rafael Leon, Raquel Leon, Guadalupe Martinez, Giliana Perez De Nima, and Susana Zelay, against Flying Food Group Pacific, Inc. ("Flying Food"). Flying Food provides in-flight catering and custom foods for airline clients at the Los Angeles International Airport. Flying Food prepares the food for its LAX airline clients at a large facility located on airport property and delivers these foods, beverages, supplies, and other provisions to its clients at LAX.
TopVerdict.com has declared attorneys Randy Renick, Cornelia Dai and Dan Stormer winners in the Top 50 for the $7,800,000 settlement negotiated on behalf of employees in Lynne Wang, et al. vs. Chinese Daily News Inc.
The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team recently brought suit against USA Soccer, claiming that female soccer players were paid significantly less than their male counterparts, even though their team was much more successful. The suit was filed before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing workplace discrimination laws.
A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against the owners of Southern California IHOP and Applebee’s restaurants by a former employee. The plaintiff, an African-American woman who was an employee of DineEquity, Inc., the owner of several restaurants in and around Los Angeles, accuses her former employer of violating California’s wage and hour laws and discriminating against her and similarly situated employees.
From big retail chains like Target to a small mom and pop-run grocery store, all companies and business owners must take measures to prevent loss of profits via theft. When discussing problems related to theft by employees, members of the public and accounting mistakes in the retail industry, the National Retail Federation uses the term inventory shrinkage. During 2011 alone, the NRF reports that U.S. retailers suffered losses totaling roughly $345 billion due to inventory shrinkage.
Almost everyone has done something in the past of which they're not proud. For some, such acts and actions may have resulted in an arrest and criminal conviction. From youthful indiscretions to simply making poor decisions, many individuals who are convicted of drug, theft or other misdemeanor charges learn from their mistakes and make a conscious and concerted effort to turn their lives around.
While job seekers of the past often turned to the want ads posted in local newspapers, today's job seekers readily rely upon the Internet and a host of career and job websites. LinkedIn is one of most popular and reputable of these job and career sites.