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sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

What constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace? In the wake of the #metoo movement, much of the public has been left to wonder what behavior qualifies as sexual harassment in the workplace under California’s labor law and what steps a worker can take to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment generally is a ... Read More

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Wawa Inks $25M Deal in Challenge to Forced Stock Sell-Off

Bloomberg BNA reported on  January 2, 2018 that Wawa Inks $25M Deal in Challenge to Forced Stock Sell-Off. According to the article, Wawa Inc. agreed to pay $25 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the convenience store and gas station chain of forcing employees to sell their company stock at an unfair price. The settlement will benefit ... Read More

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Zoning bill includes prevailing wage requirements

A new assembly bill mandates prevailing wage for new housing development near public transportation in some Northern California counties. Lawmakers want to encourage local governments to enable more housing near public transportation. The bill allows local governments two years to update their zoning plans, and requires a set aside of 20 percent of new homes ... Read More

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24 Hour Fitness Goes to Mat Against Employees

An in-depth article ran on March 12, 2018 in Capital & Main describing the on-going battle between 24 Hour Fitness and its employees. At the center of these disputes is the company’s employee arbitration agreements that the National Labor Relations Board contends violate federal labor law. The first cases were filed in federal courts back ... Read More

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Suit says contractors fail to pay prevailing wages, taxes

The Orange County District Attorney’s office charged contractors with underpaying workers and failing to pay state taxes for work on Pacific Amphitheater between 2013 and 2015. Prosecutors allege that workers were not paid prevailing wage and fraudulent records were created to conceal the fraud. Prosecutors also allege that another company named in the suit submitted ... Read More

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