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Dismissal of Claims Following Settlement Does Not Preclude Employee From Recovering Costs

  • July 9th, 2016 | 
  • California Employment Law

DeSaulles v. Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, 62 Cal. 4th 1140 (2016) Plaintiff Maureen deSaulles dismissed her claims against her former employer as a condition of receiving a settlement payment of $23,000. Subsequently, the trial court awarded her former employer $12,731.92 as costs. Plaintiff appealed, arguing that the settlement payment she received was a […]

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CA Single Occupancy Restrooms Designated All Gender

  • July 6th, 2016 | 
  • CA Law

AB 1732, which the California Assembly recently approved, would require CA single occupancy restrooms be designated all gender. Restrooms in any business, public accommodation or government agency are to be labeled “all gender” and would further prohibit single-user restrooms from being designated as exclusively male or female. Building inspectors and other local officials responsible for […]

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San Diego Voters Approve Minimum Wage Hike and Paid Sick Leave

  • July 3rd, 2016 | 
  • California Employment Law

San Diego voters approve minimum wage hike and paid sick leave by voting to approve an ordinance: (i) immediately increasing the city’s minimum wage to $10.50 an hour (a $.50 increase); (ii) raising the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour in January 2017; and (iii) annually increasing the minimum wage according to the consumer price […]

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California Appellate Court Rules in Associational Disability Discrimination Case

  • June 30th, 2016 | 
  • Los Angeles Employment Law Attorney

California Appellate Court allows employee who had to help a disabled child to proceed with Associational Disability Discrimination claim. Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express, Inc., 246 Cal. App. 4th 180 (2016) Plaintiff Luis Castro-Ramirez sued his former employer, Dependable Highway Express, Inc., for “associational disability discrimination” under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) […]

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