June 18, 2019

I recently presented oral argument at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Veronica Danielson v. Megan Brennan, et al, No. 17-35928.  There I argued, my client, a United States Postal Service letter carrier, had been retaliated against by her management team for compl...

June 18, 2019

As a civil trial attorney, I understand better than most, the dog and pony show that a trial by jury actually is. Lawyers understand that adjudications on legal issues, such as motions, and appeals are about legal interpretations, i.e., “the law.” Lawyers also understa...

A fact that every attorney working in employment law knows, or should know, is that by and large most employment in the United States is "at will."  What that means is, the employer can hire/not hire, terminate, or generally treat their employee's how they wish, so lon...

January 21, 2016

The proliferation of large entitites contracting and subcontracting their hiring to staffing agencies has surely streamlined, and made hiring, firing and management of employees easier for large employers.  See https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/20/dep...

November 10, 2015

 

In times past, employment contracts have been reserved primarily for key executives of an organization, but the workplace has evolved. Today, the technology industry has produced hundreds of thousands of jobs employers and employees find contract worthy. If you are an...

November 7, 2015

 

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), covered employers who permits or requires an employee to work over time is required to pay that employee premium pay for such overtime work. Typically, a worker who works in excess of 40 hours in a workweek, must be paid at a...

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