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Common Methods of Wage Theft
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Friday, July 19, 2019.
When many of us think of theft or thieves, we often picture someone dressed in dark colors, robbing a store or home, and taking belongings that are not theirs. While that is certainly theft, there are other more insidious forms of thievery as well, and not always where you expect to find it. …
John Kristensen, Who Obtained A Million Dollar Settlement From Spearmint Rhino, Pursuing Employment Claims For Dancers For Wage Theft
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Friday, June 14, 2019.
Attorney John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP was responsible for securing a $1,050,000 settlement in a case against Spearmint Rhino and one of its managers. The claims in the lawsuit included challenging the gentlemen club’s argument that the plaintiff, an exotic dancer, was not an employee. At the time, the club used the …
What To Do If You’ve Been Sexually Harassed in the Workplace
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
Workplace environments often expose us to a number of dynamics that differ drastically from the rest of our lives. As employees, we often need to deal with unpleasant requests or situations that we would not otherwise tolerate – unrealistic deadlines, personality conflicts, and unfair expectations can all be par for the course. As …
‘Help! I Was Wrongfully Terminated Because of the Holidays I Celebrate…’
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Friday, December 29, 2017.
The holiday season in the U.S. is a wonderful time of year. But for minority groups, it can become a nightmare. In fact, what if you get fired for celebrating other holidays and not sharing your American coworker’s holiday spirit? That would not only constitute religious discrimination in the workplace, but may also …
Why California’s Healthcare Workers Have the Most Dangerous Jobs
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Thursday, November 2, 2017.
We all count on our doctors, nurses and medical technicians to provide the best quality of care when we are injured or sick. Although medical workers generally make comfortable incomes, they may be working the most dangerous jobs in California. Each day, healthcare workers are not only saving lives, they often perform their …
How New Employment Laws Will Change the Workplace
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed three new employer-related bills last week, and they may have a tremendous effect on the workplace in Los Angeles and all over the state. Note: make sure your current or future employee complies with the following new employment laws in California, coming into effect on January 1, 2018, …
US District Court Approves $1,495,000 Settlement; Appoints Kristensen Weisberg, LLP as Class Counsel
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
United States District Judge Dale S. Fischer issued an Order Granting Final Approval of a $1,495,000 class action settlement and appointing John P. Kristensen and David L. Weisberg of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP as Class Counsel.   The case involved claims of allegations of  robocalls violating the Telephone Consumer Protection (“TCPA”) made by Mountain …
Kristensen Weisberg Sue UC Regents & Prof. John Searle for Sexual Harassment and Assault
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Sunday, March 26, 2017.
(If you know of other incidents involving Prof. John Searle, please contact us, as others have.) Los Angeles, CA – Kristensen Weisberg, LLP announced, on behalf of their client, Joanna Ong, a former University of California at Berkeley (Cal) student, that they filed a complaint for damages and a demand for a jury …
Do you have information about John Searle or UC Berkeley?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Sunday, March 26, 2017.
Kristensen Weisberg filed a sexual harassment and sexual assault lawsuit against UC Berkeley and philosophy professor John Searle. More details on the lawsuit can be read: here. Many brave people have contacted our offices with damning evidence against Prof. Searle and his enablers at UC Berkeley. If you have information, please contact us …
Bully Employer Hooman Hyundia to Face Kristensen Weisberg
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
Employee Rights! After successfully bringing a labor commission claim against H.K Automotive, Inc. dba Hooman Hyundai of Los Angeles (“Hooman Hyundai”) for having held back her vacation and commission wages, a former Hooman employee has retained Kristensen Weisberg, LLP to assist in Hooman’s appeal of her successful lawsuit. The full blown employment law …