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Class Action Lawsuits

Class Action Law

CLASS ACTION LAW In the news, we hear about class action cases and the large settlements and verdicts that can result.  What, exactly, is a class action, and why can the verdicts and settlements be
Hospitality Industry Law

Hospitality Employment Laws

THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY AND EMPLOYMENT LAWS By Ward Heinrichs Esq., San Diego Employment Attorney   People from all parts of the globe visit California in large numbers.  San Diego California i
Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage: It’s Getting Crazy!

MINIMUM WAGE: IT’S GETTING CRAZY! By S. Ward Heinrichs, Esq Federal Minimum Wage Rules The Federal Minimum Wage for most non-exempt workers is $7.25 per hour.  That means that all workers in the U
New California Labor Laws

New California Labor Laws for 2017

NEW CALIFORNIA LABOR LAWS IN 2017 In the winter 2017 issue of Big Blend Raido & TV Magazine, as well as on Big Blend Radio, San Diego employment attorney S. Ward Heinrichs, Esq. outlines and expla
Federal Sick Leave

Sick Leave Laws 2017

SICK LEAVE LAWS 2017 Unpaid and Paid Sick Leave Laws in California By Ward Heinrichs Esq., San Diego Employment Attorney UNPAID SICK LEAVE Many state laws and the federal law require unpaid sick leav
Walmart Lawsuits

Walmart Lawsuits

WALMART LAWSUITS By Ward Heinrichs Esq. A couple of years ago, I wrote an article highlighting some of the major lawsuits involving Walmart.  At that time, Walmart had won a United States Supreme C
Workplace Discrimination

Workplace Discrimination Laws 2017

WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION 2017 By Ward Heinrichs Esq. Workplace discrimination is a common theme in employment litigation. I wrote an article in 2014 about it.  The basic law is still the same, but
workplace harassment

Workplace Harassment and Discrimination

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION The United States Federal Courts have been ruling on Discrimination and Harassment cases for more than 50 years. The California Courts have been interpreting t