We’ve been named a Top 100 Employment Law Blog!

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The good folks over at the "Delaware Employment Law Blog", which is itself a top-notch employment law blog published by the Delaware law firm of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, have seen fit to include our blog in their roundup of the Top 100 Employment Law Blogs across the country . Of course, we’re…

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LAPD Hit with $2.3 Mil. Sexual Harassment Jury Verdict

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The LA Times reports in an article entitled “Jury awards $2.3 million in LAPD harassment case” that a federal jury has awarded a female police officer $2.3 million for sexual harassment and retaliation by members of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division in 1996. Melissa Borck, et al., v. City of Los Angeles,…

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California Judges Getting $46,000 a Year “Perks” from Counties: Is This OK?

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Imagine you are suing someone. Imagine you and the defendant are before a judge. Imagine that judge happens to be receiving $46,000 per year in “perks” and “supplemental benefits” from your opponent that Share this post: on Twitter on Facebook on Google+ on LinkedIn

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What You Need to Know About Title VII and the ADA

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The following is an article I recently wrote for the ABA GP-SOLO periodical. It is geared toward other attorneys but employees may find it helpful in thinking about their cases. Note, for employees in California, I would generally recommend against filing claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Share this post:…

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Support the Arbitration Fairness Act Now!

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Are you a consumer? An employee? A credit card user? Then you need to know about the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009. We’ve already explained a number of times why arbitration is awful for people like you. Is it any surprise, then, that credit card agreements, employment Share this post: on Twitter on Facebook on…

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Tip for Unemployed Job Seekers … Stay Positive!

By Eugene Lee | 6 Comments

And the hits just keeps on coming. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , US unemployment steadily marched upward from 5.0% in May 2008 to 7.2% in January 2009. Meanwhile, the LA Times reports the U.S. economy lost a record 2.6 million jobs in 2008 and that rate is expected to accelerate markedly in…

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“Change” is Coming to the Federal Courts – Obama-style

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With a Democrat about to enter the White House for the first time in 8 years and with a Democratic-majority firmly in control of Congress, the conservative Federal judiciary is about to come face-to-face with the C-word – and in a big way. Share this post: on Twitter on Facebook on Google+ on LinkedIn

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$3.4 Mil. Settlement is Latest Female College Coach Award

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It seems female collegiate sports coaches have been long been getting the short end of the stick compared to their male counterparts, but that looks like it’s about to change. According to an article at News-press.com, "FGCU settles gender bias suit" , two former Share this post: on Twitter on Facebook on Google+ on LinkedIn

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How Much Do Lawsuits Cost?

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People in the US love to rail about the fact that there are too many lawsuits, too many greedy plaintiffs gaming the system, too many people refusing to take responsibility for their own errors. Numerous websites have sprung up Share this post: on Twitter on Facebook on Google+ on LinkedIn

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The McDonalds Coffee Cup Case

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Are there too many lawsuits in the US? Are there too many plaintiffs who are just trying to game the system and hit the judicial jackpot? Are there too many frivolous lawsuits like the McDonald’s coffee cup lady weighing down the economy? If you’re like most people, you probably answered yes. But as usual, the…

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