Labor Code Violations: Who’s Responsible?

Labor Code Violations: Who’s Responsible?

According to California’s Labor Code § 558.1, an employing organization’s managers, owners, directors, officers, and agents can be held personally liable for wage and hour violations. While it’s true that (under certain circumstances) company employees who are sued may be indemnified by their employers, all companies have the responsibility to follow the law.

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Pregnancy and Disability: Know Your Rights

Pregnancy and Disability: Know Your Rights

On July 25th, 2011, appellant Ana Fuentes Sanchez filed a First Amendment Complaint against her former employer Swissport, Inc. She alleged causes of action for discrimination based on pregnancy disability, discrimination based on sex, and failure to prevent discrimination.

Sanchez accused Swissport of failure to accommodate and engage in a timely, good faith interactive process. Additionally, she alleged retaliation, wrongful and tortious discharge from her position, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Finally, she claimed that Swissport had engaged in unfair business practices under California Business and Professions Codes, and breach of implied and/or express contract.

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What Makes Someone an Independent Contractor?

What Makes Someone an Independent Contractor?

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a decision on the Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles case. On that day, the California Supreme Court reinterpreted and rejected the long-standing “Borello” test. This decision was made in order to grant workers greater rights and to encourage a more worker-friendly labor standard.

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California Labor Violations & PAGA

California Labor Violations & PAGA

PAGA authorizes aggrieved employees to file lawsuits to recover civil penalties on behalf of themselves, other employees, and the State of California for Labor Code violations. In essence, PAGA deputizes citizens and allows them to pursue penalties against employers on the government’s behalf. It is another avenue for current or former employees to take against an employer for violating CA employment law and offers certain benefits.

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Misrepresentation of Material Fact Law in California

Misrepresentation of Material Fact Law in California

A material fact is a fact that is important, significant or essential to a reasonable person in deciding whether to engage or not to engage in a particular transaction.

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California Trust Litigation

California Trust Litigation

Trust litigation cases can be some of the most emotionally draining cases you’ll encounter in a court room; comparable to divorce and/or child custody cases. The reason trust litigation can be such an uncomfortable case to take on, especially without an attorney, is the fact that it most commonly involves a breach of trust amongst members of a family following the death of a loved one.

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Construction Breach of Contract Cases

Construction Breach of Contract Cases

Breach of contract cases can be extensive and costly for all parties involved. There is a lot to document before you can even file suit and, as time is money, unpaid dues can balloon quickly with interest accumulation. Webb Law Group would like to take you inside

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California Independent Contractor Law Change

California Independent Contractor Law Change

In April of this year, the California Supreme Court gave a ruling that made it more challenging for employers to classify employees as independent contractors. If you heard about this ruling, you also probably heard about its potential implications for big companies that revolve around independent contractors

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Wrongful Termination Could Get You $8 Million

Wrongful Termination Could Get You $8 Million

In the case of Jeanette Ortiz, a general manager for Chipotle Mexican Grill in Fresno, her wrongful termination lawsuit awarded her nearly $8 million dollars in damages. What started out as a termination under the pretense of theft of only $626 dollars in cash from the restaurant safe ballooned into a $7.97 million lawsuit.

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Webb Law Group Resolves Client’s Suffering from Breach of Contract & Fraud

Webb Law Group Resolves Client’s Suffering from Breach of Contract & Fraud

Some of the most common cases we have here at Webb Law Group involve matters of breach of contract. When fraud is involved, the damages not only escalate financially, but also emotionally. It’s a stressful situation when you make an agreement with someone and they don’t fulfill their end of the bargain.

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Usury Law in California

Usury Law in California

Imagine being a lender and loaning someone $100,000 and not being able to collect on the interest or even the original borrowed amount. Now imagine instead if you collected interest on that loaned amount, but due to violating a California law on the loan had to pay

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WLG Resolves Breach of a Royalty Agreement Contract

WLG Resolves Breach of a Royalty Agreement Contract

Webb Law Group proudly takes you inside a real case that was handled by our firm. While names have been omitted for privacy purposes, we will approach the matter of a Breach of a Royalty Agreement Contract within the context of this real case. We will take

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Breach of Contract: Making Changes and Refusing to Pay for Them

Breach of Contract: Making Changes and Refusing to Pay for Them

A breach of contract occurs when an agreement between two parties is not honored and any or all of the terms have been violated. When a breach of contract has occurred, the adverse party will often seek damages in order to recover losses from the contract not

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Responding to a California Cease and Desist Letter

Responding to a California Cease and Desist Letter

A cease and desist letter can be a nightmare for a business owner. More often than not, an order to cease and desist comes unexpectedly. Most ethical business owners do not intend to do anything that would infringe upon another business owner’s rights, but it can happen

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California Hour and Wage Dispute for Special Circumstances

California Hour and Wage Dispute for Special Circumstances

Knowledge of employment law in California can be particularly beneficial in situations involving hour and wage disputes. Most California workers are aware of the basics. For example, you should have regular break periods and be paid overtime when you exceed 40 hours a week. You must be

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California Contract Amendment and Creation

California Contract Amendment and Creation

Contracts are very important for many reasons. Not having a contract and going strictly off of a handshake or a spoken agreement can make your case pretty shaky in court. It’s not undoable, granted, but it’s difficult. It’s just hard to prove anything if there isn’t some

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When You’re Trying to Retire and Get Fired Instead

When You’re Trying to Retire and Get Fired Instead

You’ve worked hard your entire life with this day often in the back of your mind: the day you can put all that hard work into a long, enjoyable retirement. You’ve been a valuable employee to your company. You’ve done all the right things and this time

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Business Formation, Creating a Business LLC or S-Corp

Business Formation, Creating a Business LLC or S-Corp

One of the most important decisions a business owner can make when establishing a new business is whether to establish the business as a California Limited Liability Company, LLC, or as the California S Corporation, S-Corp. There are different degrees of personal protection offered by each option.

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Legal Recourse in Nondisclosure of Property Defect Cases

Legal Recourse in Nondisclosure of Property Defect Cases

A common occurrence in the real estate world that enters the legal realm is nondisclosure of property defects. While in many cases the seller was aware of the problem and did not disclose it to the buyer, there are many circumstances where the seller was unaware of the problem when they sold the property and is now being sued for damages.

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Employment Wage & Hour Dispute

Employment Wage & Hour Dispute

If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working? It’s a famous line from the film, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” and it speaks volumes about the bad and the ugly of negative work situations. Having a job where you don’t feel

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California Quiet Title Action

California Quiet Title Action

Quiet title action is performed in order to determine who the actual owner of a property is. It may also be used to determine individual interests in a property. A quiet title action will usually occur when parties with interest in a property disagree or have a

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California Bank Levies, Property Levies, and Assignment Orders

California Bank Levies, Property Levies, and Assignment Orders

In California, refusing or otherwise failing to pay on a debt can result in many different legal actions being taken against you. Options include bank levies, property levies, and assignment orders. Different actions may be taken for different situations. It’s a good idea to know your rights

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Your Intellectual Property Deserves to be Protected

Often times, most people believe that they don’t need to protect their company brand or other related intellectual property. Unfortunately for these individuals, they soon learn that protecting their intellectual property could have saved them money, time, and the rights to the hard earned property that they

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Protecting Yourself and Your Rights in a Legal Wage Dispute

Protecting Yourself and Your Rights in a Legal Wage Dispute

Labor Laws can often be confusing and difficult to understand, that is why it is extremely important that you are aware of your rights as an employee. Laws can vary from state to state; however, in the state of California, the laws are written quite specifically. If

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Sugerencias de Deposición de California

Welcome to Webb Law Group, APC. Webb Law Group, APC is a civil law firm with offices in both Fresno and San Diego, California with a heightened focus on dedicated, honest client service. Unlike other law firms, our attorneys provide honest, straightforward advice in order for our

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