New Year, New Employment Laws in California

Heads up Californians. Beginning January 1, 2023, several new employment laws and changes will take effect in California.

Heads up Californians.  Beginning January 1, 2023, several new employment laws and changes will take effect in California. Here are a few highlights: Minimum Wage Increase Effective January 1, 2023, California will increase its minimum wage to $15.50 per hour and an increase in the salary for exempt employees to $64,480. Local jurisdictions may have higher […]

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Report: Apple Ignored and Retaliated Against Employees’ Complaining of Misconduct and Sexual Assault

Apple Retaliation

A report by The Financial Times has been released about Apple’s toxic culture of apathy and retaliation against employees’ serious complaints of colleague and employer misconduct, including reports of sexual assault. In a company that boasts of its inclusiveness and its boost in diversity, these allegations cast a shadow on the company.  Multiple women have […]

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Wage and Hour Violations – Case Example

Wage and Hour Case Example

Cecil was one of several employees misclassified as exempt from overtime by her employer. California’s Labor Code only allows select professionals, managers, and administrators to be exempt from overtime pay and breaks.     Cecil’s employer intentionally misclassified her and her coworkers as exempt to avoid paying them anything for overtime worked.  Cecil and her co-workers regularly worked dozens of […]

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Midyear 2022 Minimum Wage Increases Starting July 1st

Midyear 2022 Minimum Wage Increases Starting July 1st

This summer, several states and many local jurisdictions will increase their minimum wage rates. Starting July 1, 2022, states including Connecticut, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington DC will increase their minimum wage. Locally, several cities and counties are also increasing their minimum wage effective July 1, 2022. In California, there will be numerous minimum wage rate […]

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US Soccer Makes Landmark Deal to Pay Men’s and Women’s National Teams Equally

US Soccer Makes Landmark Deal to Pay Men’s and Women’s National Teams Equally

After a group of top women’s players sued U.S. Soccer for gender discrimination in 2019, US Soccer has announced that they will have new contracts that will pay both women’s and men’s teams equally. This landmark decision will also include splitting World Cup prize money.  These collective bargaining agreements were made after a decades-long fight […]

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LinkedIn Paying $1.8 million in Gender Pay Discrimination Case

LinkedIn to pay $1.8 Million in Pay Discrimination Settlement

As part of a settlement in a gender-based pay discrimination case, LinkedIn is set to pay $1.8 million in back wages to approximately 700 female employees. The U.S. Labor Department investigators had made a pay discrimination complaint against LinkedIn, the career-networking platform, after a routine compliance evaluation found that from March 2015 to March 2017, […]

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President Biden Signs Executive Order to Narrow the Gender Pay Gap for Federal Workers

President Biden Signs Executive Order to Narrow Gender Pay Gap

On Equal Pay Day, March 15, 2022, President Joe Biden signed an executive order aiming at tackling the gender pay gap for federal workers. The executive order encourages the government to consider banning federal contractors from seeking information about job applicants’ prior salary history.  President Biden encouraged private companies to follow suit and make efforts […]

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Shirazi Law Firm Announced as a Top Los Angeles Employment Law Firm by UpCity! 

Shirazi Law Firm is announced as Top Employment and Labor Law Firm in Los Angeles and Nationally according to upcity

Shirazi Law Firm is thrilled to officially announce that we have been recognized as one of the top employment and labor law firms in Los Angeles and nationally by UpCity!  From wrongful termination to discrimination to harassment, we handle all types of employment law cases. We have helped past clients achieve significant results against some […]

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Prevailing Wage Lawyer in Los Angeles

Construction Workers Representing Prevailing Wage Law

Prevailing wage is a base pay rate established by California law to ensure that all construction workers engaged in public works projects are paid adequately for the craft they are working in (i.e. electricians etc…). It is a combination of an hourly pay rate plus fringe benefits. Payment of the prevailing wage is supposed to […]

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Disability and Medical Leave at Work in Los Angeles

Today I want to talk about disability and medical leaves at work. Under California law, disability is any serious medical condition and can be temporary, as long as it’s not something trivial like a cold or a sore throat. Disability and medical leave violations are one of the most common issues we handle such as […]

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