Recent Posts in Employment Category

  • LAX Workers Benefit from Renewed Living Wage Law

    || 31-Mar-2015

    Cesar Chavez is a legend in the American labor movement. During his lifetime, Cesar Chavez achieved countless victories on behalf of workers. Today, our firm is proud to celebrate this exemplary leader on the anniversary of his birth with an exciting case result attained for LAX workers. Businesses operating out of LAX have been required to adhere to the Living Wage Ordinance since 1997. In ...
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  • Preparing To Meet With An Employment Lawyer.

    || 8-Feb-2013

    Employment disputes are serious matters requiring hard work by lawyers and clients alike. Employees who pursue employment cases need to be prepared—thoroughly prepared. The preparation starts well before filing of the lawsuit and even before hiring a lawyer. The first step is to pull together pertinent records and making preliminary case charts. The following is a list of records which, if ...
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  • California Statutes of Limitations for Employment Claims

    || 22-Aug-2012

    The attorneys at Markson Pico LLP often receive calls asking about time limits within which claims must be filed in employment cases. The applicable legal time limit is known as the "statute of limitations." Not all employment claims trigger the same limitations period. The deadlines depend on the nature of the claim and a variety of other factors. The following is a short list ...
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  • Sexual Harassment In the Workplace Should Not Be Tolerated

    || 9-Aug-2012

    Kayla looked for a new job for months after being laid off as a financial analyst. When she finally got a job offer, she was ecstatic. As a single mother, she really needed to get back to work. Initially, Kayla’s new supervisor seemed pleased with the work she was doing and told her that she was doing a wonderful job. But after a few months, Kayla began to feel that there was something more ...
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  • The situation made Ryan uncomfortable. He had been working at a successful car dealership as a supervisor for almost a year and enjoyed his job. The dealership worked hard to keep its customers returning. For example, the dealership's practice was also to provide free oil changes for its customers the first year after the purchase. The idea was to make the customers happy so that that they ...
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  • Job Protection In the Wake of A Workers' Comp Claim

    || 27-Apr-2012

    These days, employers are able to pick from a seemingly endless supply of highly qualified job candidates. Sometimes those candidates may be more attractive than an employer's current employees. That fosters an atmosphere of trigger happy employers itching for an excuse to let employees go. Couple that environment with the soaring cost of workers' compensation premiums and what happens? ...
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  • What's My Sexual Harassment Case Worth?

    || 10-Mar-2012

    Victims of sexual harassment regularly contact attorneys at Markson Pico LLP and ask "what's my case worth?" Because we don't pretend to have crystal ball, there is no way to respond with certainty. But we look to history for guidance--history gleaned from past published judgments, verdicts and settlements. Here is sampling of historical trends in California: California appellate ...
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  • Commission-Only Pay Plan May Jeopardize Overtime Exemption

    || 7-Mar-2012

    It's no secret. The "great recession" over the past several years has not been kind to the automobile industry. And for car salespersons, no sales means no commissions. But the sales staff can't go unpaid. They must receive minimum monthly compensation—either base pay, a draw against future commissions, a guarantee or otherwise. Without that, the dealership jeopardizes the ...
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