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Employees on Medical Leave only protected for 12 weeks

In a suit against the California County of Los Angeles, Katrina Rogers sued for interference with medical leave and discrimination in the workplace. (Rogers v. County of Los Angeles (2011) No. ...
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Law School Grads Exempt from Overtime Pay

In Zelasco-Barrett v. Brayton-Purcell LLP (No. A130540) , Matthew Zelasco-Barrett and his employment law attorney sued Brayton in a wage and hour claim for overtime pay. Barrett and his attorney ...
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Prevailing Employers Can Recover Costs

On August 11, 2011, in Plancich v. United Parcel Service, Inc. , (California Courts of Appeal – 4th District, No. E050631) Plancich sued UPS making several claims including failure to provide ...
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"Me-too" evidence was erroneously excluded

On August 9, 2011, in Pantoja v. Anton, (California Courts of Appeal – 5th District, No. F058414) Pantoja alleged discrimination and sexual harassment. Anton filed a motion to exclude ...
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After-acquired-evidence doctrine bars claim where employer would have to refuse to hire on other grounds

On August 9, 2011, in Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co. , (California Courts of Appeal – 3rd District, No. C064627) Sierra Chemical Co. (Sierra) hired Salas in 2003. Salas was injured at work and did ...
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Sabbatical program did not qualify as vacation

There was insufficient evidence to show that sabbatical program by the employer did not, under the Labor Code, qualify as vacation. On August 5, 2011, in Paton v. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. , ...
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Employer denies employee due process

Subcontractor was erroneously granted summary judgment concerning the contractor's ability to pay wages. On August 3, 2011, in Walls v. Central Contra Costa Transit Authority, (US Courts of ...
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Sufficiency of ability to pay wages

Subcontractor was erroneously granted summary judgment concerning the contractor's ability to pay wages. On July 28, 2011, in Castillo v. Toll Bros. Inc. , (California Courts of Appeal – 1st ...
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Prevailing Wage Law

Prevailing Wage Law Applies to Construction Project Where Lease Provided Baseline Rent Reduced by "Rent Credit." On July 26, 2011, in Hensel Phelps Construction Co. v. San Diego Unified Port ...
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