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Fired Employee May Sue Apple

  • August 18th, 2016 | 
  • California Employment Law
Employee May Sue Apple

  After his employer, Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood, LLC, terminated his employment, Plaintiff Dan Popescu sued Apple Inc. for, among other things, tortious interference with his employment contract with Constellium. Plaintiff contended that Apple persuaded Constellium to fire him in retaliation for him resisting Apple’s purportedly anti-competitive behavior. Apple demurred to Plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint. […]

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Properly Dismissed Wrongful Termination Claim Could Still Proceed with Classification Claim

  • July 18th, 2016 | 
  • Los Angeles Employment Law Attorney

Davis v. Farmers Ins. Exch., 245 Cal. App. 4th 1302 (2016) An employee whose wrongful termination claim was properly dismissed could still proceed with misclassification claim. Plaintiff William Davis sued Farmers insurance, asserting that he had been misclassified as an independent contractor and wrongfully terminated because of his age. The case was tried before a […]

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California Wage Order Requires Employers to Provide Suitable Seating

  • July 15th, 2016 | 
  • Los Angeles Employment Law Attorney

Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., 63 Cal. 4th 1 (2016) A California Wage Order requires employers to provide suitable seating if the employee’s tasks reasonably permit sitting. This case involves interpretation of sections of California Wage Order No. 7-2001, which pertain to appropriate seating requirements for employees. Section 14(A) of Wage Order No. 7-2001 provides, […]

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No ADA Violation by Not Returning Employee to Full-Time After Medical Leave

  • July 12th, 2016 | 
  • California Employment Law

Mendoza v. The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, 2016 WL 1459214 (9th Cir. 2016) Plaintiff Alice Mendoza, a full-time bookkeeper for a small church, commenced a medical leave of absence for 10 months. During her leave, the church’s pastor assumed her bookkeeping duties and concluded that her duties could be performed by a part-time […]

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