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The impact of COVID-19 on Whistleblower Lawsuits

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted various aspects of our day-to-day lives, not to mention every facet of US law. There has been a multitude of ways workers have been affected by the coronavirus. As a result, there’s been an increase in regulatory violations...

Drug and device lawsuits: Things you need to know

Under U.S. law, all drug and medical device companies are required to test for safety and efficacy as well as provide clear warnings about the potential risks and side effects of their products. While drugs and medical devices are subject to a stringent approval...

How California tackles breach of warranty

Whether you’re a consumer or a business owner, it’s important to learn about a breach of warranty and how the California courts handle lawsuits related to the matter. In legal parlance, a warranty is a contractual term pertaining to the quality, condition, or...

Adverse Employment Actions: What They Are, What They Do

Too often, employees who observe or experience any wrongdoing or misconduct in the workplace are afraid to blow the whistle for fear of retaliation from their bosses or the company itself. If this is something that hits close to home for you, you should know that...

The legal nuances of cell phone reimbursement claims

Have you been working remotely during the pandemic? Do you use your mobile phone for work-related communications? Then your California-based employer should reimburse any expenses incurred just as they would reimburse you for other work expenses. This is true even if...

Steps To Take When Filing a Disability Discrimination Case

It’s hard enough for disabled individuals to find a job, let alone keep it, especially during these trying times. If you feel that you have been targeted unfairly by your employer because of your disability, you may have a legal claim against them. Disability...

Sexual Abuse of Minors

Educators, coaches, daycare workers, employment supervisors and priests, rabis, and other religious leaders are expected to be their organization's guardians. They are often accorded respect and moral authority, and are expected to conduct themselves in a manner...

Can You Be Fired Due to COVID-19?

The short answer: you generally cannot be fired for simply contracting COVID or for refusing to receive a vaccine or other employer-mandated medical procedure that conflicts with an honest medical or religious exemption. However, employment cases related to COVID-19...

Sexual Abuse: The Dark Cloud Hanging Over Scouting in America

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the most beloved American institutions. It was founded more than 110 years ago as an organization that equipped American youth with the skills and values that allowed them to be “Prepared. For Life.” They learned this through...

How to Identify Disparate Treatment in the Workplace

The protected class exists to give qualified people a weapon against any form of harassment relating to a specific personal trait. These qualified people are protected by both state and federal employment laws, like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which forbids,...

Handling Third-Party Sexual Harassment

Most people think that workplace sexual harassment can only be done to an individual by their workmates, subordinates, or bosses. However, did you know that workplace sexual harassment can also be committed by individuals from outside the company, such as vendors,...

Common forms of consumer fraud

Consumer fraud has been a consistent headache long before the internet was conceived. One would remember those snake oils and other purported heal-all potions being sold by mysterious travellers in the old days. These tricksters have evolved along with technology....