Month: January 2021

Banning Bans on Competition: DC Passes Sweeping Prohibition on Non-Compete Agreements in the District

This blog was co-authored by Leigh Anne St. Charles and Kaitlin Leary. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently signed into law a new Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 for the District of Columbia. The new law, which will go into effect following a 30-day congressional review period, offers sweeping and unprecedented employee protection from restrictive workplace policies designed to prevent employees…

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Don’t Hesitate: Statute of Limitations in Discrimination and Harassment Cases

Are you considering contacting a lawyer about discrimination, harassment, or mistreatment at work?  It may be tempting to wait.  You think: “Let’s see how this plays out.  Learn if the company will do the right thing.  Maybe they will promote you, or transfer you, and maybe things will get better.  You have a lot on your plate right now, and…

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Announces Approval Of $7.75 Million Settlement in Western Digital Gender Discrimination Class and Collective Action

Posted January 8th, 2021. Click here to read the Approval Order SAN FRANCISCO, January 8, 2021 – one of the nation’s leading class action public interest firms today announced that on January 5, 2021, the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted final approval of a $7.75 million class and collective action settlement in its case…

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Is it Too Late to Bring a Claim of Childhood Sexual Abuse?

By now, everyone is aware of the allegations of wide-spread child sexual abuse perpetrated over the years by members of organizations like the Catholic Church and the Boys Scouts of America. For too many years, allegations of child sex abuse against these organizations and others were kept quiet. As more and more victims come forward to seek justice against their…

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Legal Remedies in California for Employees Fraudulently Lured into a Job

Ever since the Gold Rush of the mid-19th century, California has attracted a large number of job seekers.  Silicon Valley is home to some of the world’s most valuable technology companies, and the Los Angeles area dominates the national media and entertainment industries.  With these booming sectors come enticing professional opportunities that appeal to people all over the globe. But what happens when promised opportunities fail to…

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New York’s Salary History Ban: Still Waiting to be Enforced

Effective January 6, 2020, New York banned employers from asking job seekers and employees about their compensation history. The same law, Labor Law § 194-a, prohibits employers from relying on salary history in deciding whether to offer employment to an applicant as well as in determining salaries for applicants and employees. The law also prohibits the employer from seeking salary history…

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Files $70 Million ERISA Class Action Claim Against Allstate

Posted January 5th, 2021. Click here to read the complaint CHICAGO, January 5, 2021 –  filed a class complaint today in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois alleging the ways in which the Allstate Corporation breaches basic fiduciary duties under ERISA and violates its employees’ trust by mismanaging their retirement funds. Also named as defendants are the Plan committees…

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