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The Importance of the Judge to Your Lawsuit

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The Judgment of King Solomon Remember the tale of King Solomon and the dispute over the baby? The tale is recounted in the Bible in 1 Kings 3:16-28. According to the tale, two prostitutes who lived together each had an infant son. One prostitute accidentally smothered her son while sleeping, and then switched her dead…

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When Creditors Come Knocking: Asset Protection Tips for Employees

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The following article was contributed by our friends at the trusts and estates law firm, The Law Offices of Ernest J. Kim   In the current economic climate, many employers are no longer able to generate the same amount of income they did just a couple years ago. This has resulted in furloughs, pay cuts,…

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Leave Rights in California: Part 2

By Eugene Lee | 9 Comments

Getting hurt or sick is no fun, but what’s worse is worrying that you’ll lose your job if you take time off to recover. That’s why employee medical leaves are protected under both the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the analogous California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Has FMLA/CFRA been good for the…

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Leave Rights in California: Part 1

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Getting hurt or sick is no fun, but what’s worse is worrying that you’ll lose your job if you take time off to recover. That’s why employee medical leaves are protected under both the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the analogous California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Am I eligible?

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Filing a Discrimination Complaint in California

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In California, employees who wish to file a discrimination lawsuit cannot do so until they first file “charges” with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) and obtain “right to sue” letters. This process is called “administrative exhaustion”. Luckily, the systems are now highly automated…

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Sexual Harassment in California

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It’s hard to believe that sexual harassment still occurs in the modern workplace, but it does. Luckily, Federal and California state laws offer powerful protections against workplace sexual harassment. Under the law, there are two main types of sexual harassment: “Sleep with me if you want to keep your job”

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Discrimination Laws in California

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Both Federal and California laws prohibit discrimination in the workplace based on an employee’s “protected characteristics”. Under California’s broad, pro-employee laws (perhaps the best in the US), “protected characteristics” mean: “race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, or sexual orientation”. Types of Discrimination

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Los Angeles Courthouses Face Closure: Expect Big Delays

By Eugene Lee | 3 Comments

According to an article in the Pasadena Star News, “L.A. County Superior Court faces budget ax; nine courthouses could close”, up to 9 of Los Angeles County’s 50 courthouses may be closed due to

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Happy Holidays and All the Best

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Times have been tough, no doubt about it. Recession (near Depression), bailouts, record unemployment – all added up to human despair on a scale never before witnessed in recent US memory. At times like this,

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How to Read an Employment Contract: Part 2

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Not all employers use employment contracts and not all employees get one. When employment contracts do come into play, they can come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they are not written down but have to be pieced

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