Thanks to all our clients for being patient with us during the move. Our new office is located in the heart of Los Angeles' financial district at 550 S. Hope Street, suite #2655. The new number is (323) 645-5197, but the old number still connects to us. Thank you again for being patient with us as we are still unpacking as of today.
Gag Rules are Against the Law— Know Your Rights!
When a new employee negotiates his/her salary, or when a worker negotiates a raise, the boss will often ask to keep the process quiet. It happens all the time, and most people won't suspect anything fishy is going on. What it is, though, is a gag rule— an official or unofficial workplace policy that prevents employees from discussing wages or working conditions. The intent of gag rules is usually to keep workers from complaining about disparate wages and poor conditions. By k
Los Angeles Area Union Negotiates to Avoid Strike
Today, August 8th, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union reached a tentative agreement in contract negotiations with Ralphs, Albertsons, and Vons grocery stores. This agreement comes in the wake of a demonstration on Tuesday, and the threat of a strike. On their website, UFCW local 770 posted a statement saying: "We have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with Albertsons, Ralph's, and Vons, pending our members ratification vote on Monday on August 8. We wa
Wage Theft? You Need a Lawyer, and Here's Why
KCRW released a report, the first in a series covering the investigation of labor abuses in the Los Angeles restaurant industry. This will be the first of many such reports detailing a months-long investigation into what appear to be endemic labor violations. California's multi-billion dollar food service industry employs one-in-ten Californians and is responsible for a similar percentage of total wage theft claims. Evidence suggests, though, that wage theft and other violati