201410.28
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Court Grants Class Certification of Nationwide Class of Trump University Students in RICO Class Action Lawsuit Against Defendant Donald Trump

San Diego (October 28, 2014) – On October 27, 2014, the Court in a RICO class action against Donald Trump issued an Order granting class certification of a nationwide class of all students who purchased live event seminars from Trump University from January 1, 2007 to the present.  In October 2013, Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP and…

201410.27
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Forced Arbitration = Inverse of an “Impartial” Jury

Buried in the fine print of agreements that govern the products we purchase, the services we use, and even our employment, are hidden arbitration clauses precluding us from having our matters heard before an impartial jury or judge when we are harmed.  The result is the replacement of a system that was once built upon a fundamental…

201410.24
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Effective January 1, 2015 “Abusive Conduct” in the Workplace Will Be Defined

In California, new legislative standards on “abusive conduct” under AB 2053 will become effective January 1, 2015. The law will require employers having 50 or more employees operating in California to include as part of the anti-harassment training to supervisors every two years (Gov. Code §12950.1) “prevention of abusive conduct” training.  “Abusive conduct” means “conduct of…

201410.23
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California Law Protects All Employees, Regardless of Immigration Status, From Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation in the Workplace

By Jenna M. Rangel, Esq. Federal immigration law prohibits the employment of “unauthorized aliens” in the United States; but the reality is, there are over 1.85 million undocumented workers in the California workplace. That’s nearly 10% of the total workforce who, unfortunately, experience workplace violations to a higher degree than most. This is in part…