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What constitutes racial discrimination in the workplace?
By stephen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Discrimination on Monday, September 14, 2020.
  Though illegal, it’s impossible to deny that racial discrimination in the workplace is still prevalent today. Unfortunately, there are many instances where one may experience racial discrimination in the workplace. Understanding what can be constituted as racial discrimination is also understanding your rights – which is the first step to protecting them, …
Is it legal for employers to lay off employees that take time off to care for sick family members?
By stephen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Monday, September 14, 2020.
When a family member becomes ill, it’s a natural instinct to want to take the responsibility of their care into your own hands. In order to fully make that commitment, it’s important to be aware of how this will affect your career, particularly if it will require time away from work. That said, …
In California, Can My Employer Ask Me to Work When I Am Sick?
By stephen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Monday, August 24, 2020.
Your health should always be your top priority, and it’s also important for the health and well-being of those who come into contact with you. In general, it’s a collective responsibility to be aware of when we may be becoming ill, or if we’ve been exposed to anything contagious that could be passed …
How Long After A Workplace Injury Does Your Employer Need to Wait Before Asking You to Return To Work
By stephen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Monday, August 24, 2020.
When you’re injured on the job, there can be a lot of associated anxiety. Am I okay? Will I make a full recovery? Is my employer angry? Will I lose my job? When can I return to work? What does the process of getting workers’ compensation look like? The first and most important …
Southern District of New York Appoints John Kristensen As Class Counsel in Meghan George v. Shamrock Saloon II Case
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
On January 13, 2019, Hon. Ronnie Abrams of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an Order that granted class certification and appointing John Kristensen of Kristensen LLP as class counsel. The case is titled Meghan George v. Shamrock Saloon II, LLC and it involves claims of …
Recognizing Age Discrimination In The Workplace
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Thursday, December 19, 2019.
Prejudice comes in all different forms. For most, discrimination based on race and gender are among the most common that come to mind. However, there are a number of ways people can experience the adverse and unjust effects of discrimination based on physical appearance or a number of other variables. Race, gender, sexual …
What Employees Are Qualified for Disability Leave?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
When an employee is unable to work as the result of injury or impairment, they may be qualified for disability leave. Disability leave may be granted on a short- or long-term basis, depending on the nature of the injury or impairment and the needs of the employee. These employees are protected by the …
Can Your Employer Delay Your Paycheck If You Submit Your Timesheet Late?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Monday, December 16, 2019.
As an employer, there are more tasks and to-dos to keep a business running and successful than anyone may want to think about or realize. Even the most well-organized business will have its weak points, and a successful business identifies those weak points and adjusts to accommodate them. One of the most important …
Kristensen LLP Files Collection Action Against Xposed Gentleman’s Club For Labor Law Violations
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
On December 9, 2019, Kristensen LLP filed a collective action (not a class case) on behalf of Jane Doe in Federal Court against Xposed Gentleman’s Club. The case alleges violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act for unpaid minimum wage, overtime and forced tip pooling. There are also individual California state labor law …
Difference Between Personal Injury and Workplace Injury
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
When it comes to the pain and physical impact of any injury, the how, where, and why it happened has little impact on what you feel – if it hurts, it hurts. However when it comes to the legal aspect of injury, that’s a different story completely. Not all injuries are created equal, …