On Wednesday, May 21, Congress rejected a bill that would have served to curb so called, “patent troll” lawsuits. “Patent troll” suits are usually brought by a company that patents…Read More »
In March 2014, Guadalupe Lopez, a female police officer and deputy with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, filed a lawsuit against the County of Los Angeles, alleging that she and…Read More »
If you believe that you were discriminated against at work, been treated unfairly, or fired, you must first determine whether the discrimination was related to a legally protected trait. Often,…Read More »
Your rights as an employee The Fair Housing and Employment Act (“FHEA”) prohibits sexual harassment in the work place. Sexual harassment includes unwanted sexual advances, verbal or physical sexual overtures…Read More »
There are a number of benefits to registering a trademark and these are generally different from those of registering a copyright. They include preventative protection from “copycats” as well as…Read More »
In an ethnically diverse state such as California, many workplaces employ individuals who speak a language other than English. While employers in California are clearly prohibited from discriminating against employees…Read More »
I believe my employer is guilty of violation of the Labor Law and want to file a complaint about my employer with law enforcement but I am afraid of getting fired. What are my rights?
Often, employees who want to file complaints with the labor board regarding their working conditions are afraid of retaliation by their employer. This is a valid concern but you must…Read More »
With the growing number of businesses who do not report correct information regarding their employees and revenues, wage theft in California has become rampant. Wage theft is any type of…Read More »
What if I am disabled by pregnancy and my employer discriminated against me because of it? What are the eligibility requirements for pregnancy disability? What benefits may I receive?
Pregnancy is a protected trait under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). This means that an employer may not discriminate against you due to your pregnancy. You cannot be…Read More »
Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), an employer is prohibited from discriminating against an applicant or employee who is physically or mentally disabled. Employers must also provide reasonable…Read More »