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Federal Courts Rule Dancers Are Employees and Not Independent Contractors
Federal Courts Rule Dancers Are Employees and Not Independent Contractors
By John Kristensen of Kristensen LLP posted in Labor Laws on Monday, January 6, 2020.
Federal Courts have ruled dancers are employees and not independent contractors. Dancers are entitled to order back pay for any house fees and shared tips that they were illegally forced to pay by nightclubs and gentleman’s clubs. If you worked at a nightclub or gentleman’s club in the past and were required to pay …
Recognizing Signs of Housing Discrimination
Recognizing Signs of Housing Discrimination
By John Kristensen of Kristensen LLP posted in Discrimination on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
The housing market can be a competitive one when you’re looking for a home to rent, and for that reason it can be difficult to identify signs of housing discrimination if you don’t know what you’re looking for. It’s easy for a prospective landlord to decline your application because “someone just got approved …
What Evidence Do You Need to Prove Negligence?
What Evidence Do You Need to Prove Negligence?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen LLP posted in Personal Injuries on Monday, December 30, 2019.
When misfortune befalls us, it’s a natural response to point the finger at something or someone that caused the incident to take place. The sequence of events may be simple – such as a plate being knocked off the counter and breaking – or it may be more complex – such as a …
Symptoms of Emotional Distress
Symptoms of Emotional Distress
By John Kristensen of Kristensen LLP posted in Personal Injuries on Friday, December 27, 2019.
In many legal cases where one has been victimized, it’s easy to understand tangible harm endured, especially if that harm is financial or physical. When it comes to emotional distress, however, in many cases the damages can be unfairly dismissed because they are more abstract. Emotional distress can adversely impact one’s life just …
Recognizing Age Discrimination In The Workplace
Recognizing Age Discrimination In The Workplace
By John Kristensen of Kristensen 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?
What Employees Are Qualified for Disability Leave?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen 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?
Can Your Employer Delay Your Paycheck If You Submit Your Timesheet Late?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen 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
Kristensen LLP Files Collection Action Against Xposed Gentleman’s Club For Labor Law Violations
By John Kristensen of Kristensen 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 …
Kristensen LLP Files Lawsuit Against Showgirls Club For Violation of Fair Labor Standards Act
Kristensen LLP Files Lawsuit Against Showgirls Club For Violation of Fair Labor Standards Act
By John Kristensen of Kristensen LLP posted in Labor Laws on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Kristensen LLP filed a Complaint in Federal Court against Showgirls in Cathedral City (near Palm Springs) and the owner, Abdul Shawkat for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Clubs that don’t pay minimum wage are violating the law. House fees are illegal. Tip pooling is not permitted. We make sure to file …
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Types of Personal Injury Cases
By John Kristensen of Kristensen LLP posted in Personal Injuries on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
The definition of personal injury varies – sometimes the injury may be physical, such as a car accident, while other times the injury is more abstract, such as when an individual is the subject of harmful rumors. When it comes to the matter of a personal injury lawsuit, one thing remains the same …