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Whistleblower Files Lawsuit Over Wrongful Termination

By Brian Chase on December 23, 2014 - No comments

Whistleblower Employment LawHoang Nguyen of Huntington Beach has filed an employment lawsuit against Ameri-King Inc. alleging that he was illegally fired for blowing the whistle on his employer.

According to a news report in the Huntington Beach Independent, Nguyen alleges in the complaint that Ameri-King, an aviation equipment manufacturer, has been selling rebranded or refurbished products that were made in China and not approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The federal agency is investigating the company on allegations that it …Read the rest »


Zillow Faces Age Discrimination Lawsuit in Orange County Office

By Brian Chase on December 15, 2014 - No comments

Employment Lawsuit Against Zillow for Age Discrimination
Zillow has been slapped with another employment lawsuit in Orange County alleging that sales employees in the office engaged in age discrimination against one of their co-workers. According to the complaint, 41-year-old Jennifer Young, an employee on Zillow’s sales team, had a sales manager who would ask her if she was “too old” to close the deal. Young stated in the complaint that she was a victim of a “pervasive culture of retaliation and harassment” at Zillow, which she says placed a premium on sales as opposed to “human decency and basic employment rights.”
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Officials Say Silicon Valley Firm’s Wage Theft Worse Than Sweatshops

By Brian Chase on November 12, 2014 - No comments

Wage Theft EFI IncA Silicon Valley firm has been penalized for wage theft involving eight Indian employees who were paid well below minimum wage.

According to a news report, the workers who were flown in from Electronics for Imaging Inc.’s Bangalore offices, worked up to 122 hours a week helping the company move its headquarters from Foster City to Fremont, Calif.

They were given no overtime for their work and were paid about …Read the rest »


California Controller Cracks Down On Wage Theft By Employers

By Brian Chase on October 30, 2014 - No comments

Wage Theft CaliforniaCalifornia Controller John Chiang is cracking down on wage theft by invoking the state’s Unclaimed Property Law.

According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, more than 25 percent of Los Angeles County workers get paid in cash, which leaves them vulnerable to wage theft.

Chiang is now using a new tool to combat wage theft by employers, which is costing workers about $390 million a year. Chiang, working with the state’s labor commissioner, is demanding restitution from suspected violators.

He has said he will file lawsuits against …Read the rest »


Wage Theft Has Reached Epidemic Proportions Nationwide

By Brian Chase on October 24, 2014 - No comments

Wage Theft Employment LawThe Economic Policy Institute recently reported that wage theft has reached epidemic levels in the United States with millions of American workers losing their wages to this illegal practice every year.

According to a report in Wallstcheatsheet.com, wage theft has become rampant in several industries such as construction, garment manufacturing, warehousing and even healthcare.

The study found that …Read the rest »


Wage Theft: A Serious Problem Nationwide

By Brian Chase on October 19, 2014 - No comments

Wage Theft Employment LawRecent reports indicate that wage theft is becoming a growing problem across the nation.

When you look at these articles, you may wonder what wage theft is.

How can an employer refuse to pay wages for work that has been done? Or how can an employer steal from employees? …Read the rest »


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