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New California Law Allows Cities and Counties to Enforce State Wage Laws

A new law in the state of California is set to enable counties and cities to work with the state’s Division of Labor Standards enforcement (DLSE) to enforce compliance with wage laws. The law, California S.B. 1342, is intended to provide local enforcement organizations the tools necessary to conduct thorough wage claim investigations to assist in the recovery of unpaid wages, including the ability to issue a subpoena. Additionally, the law encourages counties and cities to implement their own local […]

Drivers File Wrongful Termination Suit Against Ridesharing Giants

Earlier this year, thousands of drivers became unemployed when ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber pulled service from Austin, Texas following a vote on new regulations. Fast forward to earlier this month – two drivers who lost their jobs filed class action lawsuits in California, citing the ridesharing organizations’ failure to adequately inform its workforce of service termination. According to the lawsuit, which was filed under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), employers with a workforce of 100 […]

Boeing Hit with Another Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Earlier this year, eight former and current African-American employees who work at Boeing in El Segundo, California filed a lawsuit against the giant aerospace firm. The lawsuit against Boeing is seeking damages for harassment and discrimination based on gender and race in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. All plaintiffs state that they have suffered from unfair employment actions, including failure to promote, discriminatory discipline, being hired into lower-tiered jobs than equally or comparably qualified white candidates, […]

Global Security and Aerospace Firm Named in New Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

In early July, a San Francisco-area woman filed an employment discrimination suit against her former employer, a global aerospace and security company, alleging that her termination was due to her age. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff’s former employer informed her of the layoff in 2015, allegedly explaining it as a move that was necessary due to cutbacks in funding. However, shortly after being laid off, the plaintiff learned that her role had not been eliminated at the company, and […]

Age Discrimination Class-Action Suit Launched against Spirit AeroSystems

Twenty four former Spirit AeroSystems employees are currently part of a class-action suit accusing their previous employer of age discrimination. A “reduction in force” (RIF) on July 25, 2013 caused 360 employees to lose their jobs. More than 200 of these employees were over the age of 40. Medical Issues Also a Factor Age discrimination is only a part of the allegations being made against Spirit. Several weeks before the RIF, Spirit had chosen to become self-insured. A large number […]