California lawmakers have traditionally been in the front lines of protecting workers. However, it is has been hard to keep up with the rapidly-changing economy, particularly the area known as the “gig-economy.” This type of work is not new. We have always had independent contractors. What is new, however, is the vast number of workers… Read More
Los Angeles employment lawyer, George Azadian, provides continuing legal education lecture to other employment lawyers and HR professionals on Understanding DOL’s Wage & Hour Standard and EEOC’s Retaliation Guidance.
On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation. This long-awaited update will result in a meaningful boost to many workers’ wallets, and… Read More
Fast food establishments in California, Washington and Oregon are currently the focus of a federal investigation, as regulators examine whether these employers are paying their workers the appropriate minimum wage and overtime pay. According to a recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), investigations similar to the West Coast… Read More