COVID-19 has forced nearly 20% of U.S. employees onto the unemployment rolls.  Unemployment benefits will not make these employees whole, but the money remains crucial to those without an income.  

Traditionally, unemployment benefits can only be obtained by employ...

On April 30, 2020, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that he had signed the right-of-recall ordinance and worker retention ordinance into law, further protecting workers in hospitality, janitorial and tourism industries.

Under city right-of-recall and worker-retention progr...

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a measure giving specified workers a “right of recall.” Employees who work in stadiums, concert halls, hotels, and airport-affiliated businesses, as well as janitorial workers, may be covered by the ordinance.

The Counci...

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti voiced support Tuesday for a City Council proposal designed to ensure hospitality, tourism and janitorial workers laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic regain their jobs after the emergency subsides, reports City News Service.

Under ci...

Now that we're in 2020, California Assembly Bill 673 has become law. AB-673 updates existing labor code so employees can seek penalties for late wage payments. The penalty is $100 for the first violation. For further violations or anything deemed intentional, the penal...

Now that we're in 2020, California Assembly Bill 688 has become law. SB 688 expands on existing labor codes penalize employers $100 for the first time an employee fails to pay minimum wages and $200 for each time after that.  Additionally, the employer is fined 25% of...

What are my specific workplace health and safety rights during the COVID-19 crisis?

Your employer is required to take steps to ensure your safety and health, and to provide you with enough training and protection to do your job safely. Under the law, your rights include...

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On April 10, 2020, Taylor Labor Law, PC filed a lawsuit on behalf of a client who was terminated because she refused to conduct her non-essential work during California's "Stay at Home" order, which began on March 19, 2020.  Taylor Labor Law's client, Brittany Noh, wor...

In 2020, California became the first U.S. state to prohibit discrimination against employees who choose to wear their hair in its natural state.  The CROWN Act,which stands for “Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair,” is a law that prohibits discriminatio...

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