Google Is at Risk for a Massive Employment Lawsuit. Your Company Might Be Too. Contractor-employee misclassification is no joke
Google works hard to keep the 121,000 contractors it employs separate from its permanent employees. The two groups wear different colored badges, contractors are barred from some meetings, and they aren’t provided employee perks such as health insurance and vacation time. The company apparently put these measures in place to make the status of its contractors as non-employees legally clear. Even so, it’s still risking a major labor lawsuit in Google’s home state of California.
A successful career for a business attorney includes financial success, recognition, balance, and a sense of purpose and progress toward their goals. The path to success for women of color, in particular, is marked by difficult decisions, sacrifice, risk and planning. Join our distinguished panel as they share advice and discuss how they navigated through tough life decisions impacting their careers, workload, family and social lives on their journey to success.
Open to all, this is a great opportunity to gain insights and inspiration on the career success of women attorneys of color.
Intersectionality and Involving Women of Color in the Women’s Movement” at the annual UC Women’s Leadership Conference – UC Lean In ’19
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If 2018 was the year of high-profile harassment investigations, 2019 should be the year of putting into practice what we learned from them. As scandal after scandal unfolded, employers scrambled to get to the root of the problems and mitigate the damage. We learned valuable lessons on how not to respond to sexual harassment allegations and how to conduct effective workplace investigations.
It’s important to put what we’ve learned into practice and map out a way forward for 2019. Join Angela J. Reddock-Wright, employment attorney, mediator, arbitrator, investigator and trainer, as she reviews the lessons learned from the high-profile sexual harassment cases that shaped the news in 2018 and outlines a progressive plan for prevention, investigation and resolution.
After Sheila Hobson and three other assistant managers were denied overtime pay while working at Murphy Oil, they filed a class action complaint. But because the workers had signed employment agreements that contained arbitration clauses, Alabama Northern District Judge C. Lynwood Smith Jr. ordered the plaintiffs to submit their individual claims to arbitration.
According to a 2018 Economic Policy Institute study, 60 million American workers are barred from litigating employment claims in traditional civil court because they have signed away their rights. The study further found that mandatory arbitration is especially widespread in California, Texas and North Carolina.
Law360 (January 4, 2019, 9:13 PM EST) — As the calendar flipped to January, 19 states as well as several cities saw their minimum wage rates tick upward, a trend that experts say is likely to continue, since the government hasn’t moved to increase the federal wage floor in a decade. The latest batch of wage increases are the result of a combination of state legislative action, ballot initiatives approved by voters, and scheduled cost-of-living increases. The federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour has remained unchanged
Law360 (April 10, 2018, 9:30 PM EDT) — The Ninth Circuit’s decision Monday that employers cannot use workers’ salary histories to excuse paying women less than men sent a clear signal that businesses with pay gaps between the sexes may be inviting legal jeopardy, but the blockbuster ruling included a seeming contradiction that left experts scratching their heads. At the same time it blocks employers from escaping Equal Pay Act claims by basing workers’ salaries on what they used to earn, Judge Stephen Reinhardt’s majority opinion said it might be
Angela Reddock-Wright, Esq. Guest Legal Commentator on ABC News Channel 7 News
JOSEPH PISANI, The Associated Press – NEW YORK (AP) – Kroger and L.L. Bean said Thursday they will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21, becoming the third and fourth major retailers this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The announcements follow those by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart, emphasizing the pressure companies are facing to take a stand.
Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery chain, said that since a mass shooting last month at a Florida high school that killed 17 people, it’s become clear that gun retail outlets must go beyond what current U.S. laws requires.
The 19-year-old accused in the school slaying bought the AR-15 used in the attack legally. Federal law allows people 18 and older to purchase long guns such as rifles.
Angela Reddock-Wright, Esq. Guest Legal Commentator on the Conan Nolan Show, NBC News Channel 4