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December 2015 Archives

Reporter for Fox Sports 1 claims age discrimination

You may have noticed the young and beautiful female sports reporters that seem to be appearing ever more often across the sports TV channels now days. Is this because these young women are all enthusiastic sports fans or is there another reason? Could it be that just like Sports Illustrated lures sports fans with their swimsuit models on the front cover, these young, attractive reporters are all a part of a marketing strategy?

Must-know information about the Family and Medical Leave Act

unhappy child.jpgThe Family and Medical Leave Act was created to give workers more rights in California and across the United States, but the reality is that many workers don't know what the act does or how it impacts them, and they could be forfeiting rights without knowing it. Below are a few key pieces of information that you should know.

Sexual harassment may threaten your income

When you go to work, the last thing you want is to be sexually harassed. You go to work either to support yourself, your family or both. Being harassed in any fashion threatens your livelihood. If it is happening to you, you should be aware that there are laws that say you have a right to work in a safe environment free from sexual harassment or coercement.

Was Steve Sarkisian wrongully terminated?

The University of Southern California, who fired their football coach, Steve Sarkisian, this past October, is standing by their decision. However, the former coach has a different story to tell and has filed a lawsuit against the school claiming wrongful termination. In his lawsuit, he claims that the Athletic Director "kicked him to the curb" when he should have supported him in seeking treatment for alcoholism.

Bonnoni Law Group represents employees in 2012 class action

The attorneys at Bononi Law Group are frequently in the news. For example, back in 2012, lawyers from the firm represented employees of Panda Express in a class action lawsuit against the fast food company, charging that Panda had violated labor law by failing to provide accurate wage statements.

Don't get cheated out of your overtime pay

According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, when it comes to overtime pay, all nonexempt employees are to receive overtime pay for any time worked over 40 hours in a workweek. The overtime pay must be at least one and one-half the employee's normal rate of pay. This excludes exempt employees who are executives, administrative positions, professional positions, outside sales positions and certain computer positions that meet specific criteria.

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