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Four Things New Employees Should Be Aware Of

California Employment Laws Four Things New Employees Should Be Aware Of Employees in California need to be aware that the state has special employment laws in place to protect employees and to provide them with mutual aid and protection. Generally speaking, California employers should respect the rights of their employees. A violation of these rights might result in a number… Continue Reading..
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California Minimum Wage Increases 2022

Employment Law Attorneys – Fighting for Fairness and Justice in the Workplace As of Jan. 1, 2022, for employers of 26 or more employees, the California state minimum wage is $15 per hour; for employers of 25 or fewer employees, minimum wage is $14 per hour. This means that as of Jan. 1, 2022, exempt employees in California must be… Continue Reading..
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California Discrimination Laws – How to Bring a Case in California

Victims of employment discrimination may be able to file a lawsuit against their employer seeking monetary compensation. Below, we answer some of the most common questions about filing an employment discrimination lawsuit in California. How can I bring a case against an employer for discrimination in California? Generally speaking, in order to initiate a lawsuit against an employer for employment… Continue Reading..

Center for Disability Access cases before the Ninth Circuit in 2020

The Center for Disability Access, the civil rights division of the Potter Handy, LLP law firm, has argued—or will argue—a half dozen cases before the Ninth Circuit in the year 2020. Needless to say, it is a momentous year with a number of potential game-changing decisions within the world of disability civil rights.   One decision with significant ramifications was… Continue Reading..

Defer To Gov’t On Disabled Car Buyers Rights, 9th Circ. Told

UPDATE: Original post by Law360 Author:  By Kali Hays Law360, New York (December 11, 2015, 1:38 PM ET) — The Ninth Circuit was told Thursday it should defer to the government’s supportive stance on a paraplegic man’s claims that California car dealers refusing to install hand controls for test driving have violated the Americans With Disabilities Act. John Karczewski said… Continue Reading..

Disabled Man Dies After Motorized Scooter Slipped off an Unimproved Pathway!

Original Post by The News Tribune. Author: ADAM LYNN Nolan Sessions died horribly. About noon on Oct. 12, 2012, the disabled man’s motorized scooter slipped off an unimproved pathway and into a ditch along the 7600 block of Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest in Lakewood and landed atop him. Read more about this tragic story here: ### If you are a… Continue Reading..