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25 11, 2018

Frontier Law Center Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Bitmain, Alleges Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Mining

By |2018-11-26T12:56:06-07:00November 25th, 2018|Class Action|0 Comments

On November 19, 2018, Frontier Law Center filed a class action lawsuit against Bitmain Inc. and parent company Bitmain Technologies, Ltd. (“Bitmain”) on behalf of their client, Gor Gevorkyan. The lawsuit has been filed in the Northern California District Court. The allegations against Bitmain in the Complaint include Unfair Competition, [...]

16 05, 2018

What Are Waiting Time Penalties?

By |2018-05-16T12:31:37-07:00May 16th, 2018|General|0 Comments

If you quit your job, were fired, or laid off, your employer has a specific period of time under California Law to give you your final paycheck for all wages owed to you, including overtime, and accrued vacation and paid time off. Hagin v. Pac. Gas & Elec., 152 Cal.App.2d [...]

16 05, 2018

What Constitutes Wrongful Termination in California?

By |2018-05-16T12:31:13-07:00May 16th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Were you terminated by your employer? In California, absent a “contract, express or implied, limiting the employer's right to discharge the employee,” employment contracts are generally terminable “at will” of either party Cal. Lab. Code § 2922; Foley v. Interactive Data Corp., 47 Cal.3d 654, 665 (1988). However, termination of [...]

16 05, 2018

What is an Illegal Rounding Policy?

By |2018-05-16T12:27:45-07:00May 16th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Does your employer have a policy of rounding your work hours? Such policies may be illegal if it results in a lower pay over time. The court in See's Candy Shops, Inc. v. Superior Court held that though California employers may use a timekeeping policy that rounds employee punch in/out times, [...]

16 05, 2018

What is a PAGA Claim?

By |2018-05-16T12:26:59-07:00May 16th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Employees may, under The Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”), bring a private right of action against employers to collect penalties on the state’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency (“LWDA”)’s behalf within one year of the alleged violation. Code of Civ. Pro. section 340(a).  In a successful action, the LWDA collects [...]

16 05, 2018

California’s New Paid Sick Leave Policies

By |2018-05-16T12:25:07-07:00May 16th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Under the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, if you are working in the State of California for 30 days or more in a year, your employer must provide you with paid sick leave for “diagnosis, care, or treatment of an existing health condition of, or preventive care for, an [...]

16 05, 2018

Employee Breaks Must be “Duty-Free”

By |2018-05-16T12:20:21-07:00May 16th, 2018|General|0 Comments

As an employee, you are entitled under the law to “duty-free” meal periods. However, the California Supreme Court in Brinker Restaurant Corp v. Superior Court (2012) clarified that if you are working at least 5 hours a day, your employer’s duties are only met if it “relieves its employees of [...]