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Court Dismisses Claim of ADA Violation

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

In a recent opinion from the judges of the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the court upheld the dismissal of a woman’s claims that her employer had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to restore her to a full-time position when she came back to work after an extended illness…. Read More »

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Uber Driver Lawsuit Settlement Results in Binding Arbitration for Drivers and Independent Contractor Classification

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

The Uber lawsuit on behalf of California and Massachusetts drivers for the ride-sharing app has been a hot topic of discussion among employment law experts since it was filed. The suit was seen as a bellwether on whether employment would increasingly follow an independent contractor model, or if courts would steer companies back toward… Read More »

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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs $15 Minimum Wage Bill Into Law

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

On Monday, April 4, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will gradually raise California’s minimum wage to $15/hour. Coincidentally, on the same day, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that will raise New York’s minimum wage to $15/hour, with the possibility of exceptions for regions of… Read More »

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Former Employee’s Claim for ACA-Related ERISA Violation Moves Forward

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

California labor attorneys at Coast Employment Law discuss lawsuit by Dave & Buster’s worker that cutting hours to avoid ACA may be an ERISA Violation.

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Retaliation Claims Under California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

By Jon McGrath |

Tustin labor & employment attorneys Coast Employment Law discuss retaliation claims under California’s new paid sick leave law.

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EEOC Issues New Guidelines on Muslims in the Workplace

By Jon McGrath |

California employment lawyers at Coast Employment Law discuss EEOC guidance on Muslims in the workplace to avoid religious discrimination claims.

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California’s New Fair Pay Act: What You Should Know

By Jon McGrath |

Orange County labor & employment law attorneys at Coast Employment Law discuss euqal pay for substantially similar work under California’s new Fair Pay Act.

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Summary of Changes to California Employment laws

By Jon McGrath |

The most recently-concluded California legislative season was witness to many changes in laws governing employment. Below you will find a summary of some of the most significant changes to the laws, as well as laws which passed the state assembly and senate but were ultimately vetoed by Governor Brown. Signed Laws: *AB 304: This… Read More »

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Bill Outlawing Mandatory Arbitration Agreements for Employees Approved by Assembly and Senate

By Jon McGrath |

Tustin labor & employment law attorneys at Coast Employment Law discuss the passage of AB 465 by California legislature ending mandatory arbitration agreements.

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Growing Number of On-Demand App-Based Companies Facing Misclassification Lawsuits

By Jon McGrath |

Coast Employment Law attorneys in Tustin discuss a rash of on-demand app-based companies like Uber & Lyft sued for misclassifying employees as overtime exempt.

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