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".
If you worked your way through high school or college at a part-time job, there's a good chance you served a stint behind a counter taking burger orders. Fast-food jobs are about as American as they come and have provided extra pocket change for teens and young adults for decades.
Late last month, a man filed a lawsuit after his employer fired him. The Los Angeles man said the employer wrongfully terminated him after he was diagnosed with HIV and had to take medications that made him ill. According to a news report, he then asked his employer for reasonable accommodations to perform the duties of his job, but was fired.
Large distribution centers help receive and sort goods that are sent all across the United States for hundreds of companies, including some of the nation's most recognizable brands. These distributions centers which are located just east of Los Angeles are also rampant with illegal labor practices according to a federal lawsuit. They move millions of dollars in goods each year, but it appears they pay their employees very little.
A former Cheesecake Factory bakery worker is suing the company and two former managers after she alleges they harassed her and then fired her. The Los Angeles worker says the sexual harassment started with inappropriate comments and escalated to touching and unwanted text messages to the woman. The managers later fired the woman.
Car wash workers in Los Angeles might soon see improved working conditions. What was once a sparkling industry in Los Angeles has turned into an industry plagued by hazardous working conditions and pay below the minimum wage. Many of the car wash workers are repeatedly exposed to chemical hazards and long hours with very little pay, many going without lunch breaks.
A California police officer has settled a lawsuit against his employer for $50,000. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy says he faced workplace discrimination because of his religious views after arresting the actor Mel Gibson for driving under the influence in 2006.
Doing the right thing isn't always easy. When someone suspects illegal behavior, especially when involving a child, it is important that the person tells the proper authorities. Being fired for reporting illegal activity shouldn't happen.
When something terrible and unlawful happens and a victim comes forward to tell their story, the thing they fear most is being ridiculed and harassed concerning disclosure of the events. A Los Angeles firefighter filed a sexual harassment complaint against the Los Angeles Fire Department with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after he was harassed for a sexual abuse lawsuit he was involved in.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a government agency that works to promote fair employment standards and enforce federal laws regarding employment issues. This week the EEOC settled a lawsuit with a restaurant chain for what it called "egregious acts of sexual harassment."