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  • Employees on Medical Leave only protected for 12 weeks
    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
    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
    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 overtime ...

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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 Pantoja's ...

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  • After-acquired-evidence doctrine bars claim where employer would have to refuse to hire on other grounds
    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 not ...

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  • Sabbatical program did not qualify as vacation
    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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