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Jury Hits Employer with $3.3M For Condoning Racial Jokes and Slurs At Work

On March 17, 2016, two minority employees (a Sudanese Muslim and African-American) of a road marking company were awarded close to $3.4 million in damages against their former employer after finding the company refused to promote nonwhite workers and forced the minority employees to endure racial slurs and jokes.  Of the approximate $3.4 million in damages,…

Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP Announces Investigation of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd
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Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP Announces Investigation of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd

Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, a shareholder and consumer rights litigation firm, has commenced an investigation into Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (“Dr. Reddy’s”) (NYSE: RDY) to determine whether Dr. Reddy’s and its Officers and Directors have violated the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Shareholders who have suffered losses on their…

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Legal Woes of Valentine’s Day in the Workplace

On February 14, 2016, the day of romance is bestowed upon us. While the precise origins of Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, remain murky, February 14 has become synonymous with romantic love.  The day is celebrated with the exchange of candy, flowers, gifts and cards between loved ones. While love is in…

201601.20
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Supreme Court Holds Corporations Cannot Strategically Skirt Class Action Liability

Like many other strategic maneuvers by corporations that can only be characterized as one-sided and unfair, such as burying arbitration clauses in paperwork which deny consumers the right to a fair and impartial jury trial and immunize corporations from sweeping class-wide liability no matter how egregious their conduct, corporations have been attempting to suppress class-wide…

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New California Employment Laws for 2016

Along with New Year resolutions, 2016 brings us a host of new laws affecting the employment arena. Here is a short summary of a few of these new laws: Minimum Wage Increase:  Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage in California is increasing to $10 per hour. Employment Discrimination: Effective January 1, 2016, AB 987…

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Uber Drivers Win Class Certification

On September 1, 2015, Judge Chen of the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California certified a class of California Uber drivers who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors and cheated out of tips. Judge Chen found that common issues of fact and law predominate with respect to the Uber drivers’ claims…

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Court of Appeal Revives California Background Check Law

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, upheld the constitutionality of The Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”), Civ. Code 1786, et seq.  The ICRAA governs agencies with regard to investigative consumer reports, e.g., reports containing information on a consumer’s character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living.  The…