Employment law

Ageist Culture Boomerangs on Baby Boomers

Not trusting anyone under 60? Despite the number of baby boomers in the workforce, age discrimination remains a problem in many businesses.  A multitude of companies engage in deceitful and sometimes illegal practices to lay off or fire older workers … Continue reading

Sexual Harassment Litigation Helps Protect Workers on the Job

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. At Hornberger & Brewer, our business litigation experience is useful not just in legal disputes over employment contracts, but in court … Continue reading

Avoid a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit: Legally Terminate Employees

Feeling the heat of the economic climate?  If your business has resorted to layoffs or may soon scale back operations, you may be at an increased risk for wrongful termination lawsuits.  Hundreds of employment lawsuits are filed each week, and … Continue reading

Employment Labor Law and Summer Interns

Every summer, a rush of high school and college students look for a leg up on the competition by seeking internships.  Summer interns are often viewed as the win/win of the workforce, giving much-needed experience to interns and by providing … Continue reading

Employment Law and Chipotle’s Hard Cheese

This week, 1,000 more employers received notice to open their hiring records for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) inspection.  This latest round of notices brings the fiscal year’s total to 2,338 compliance audits—a record high. The record high results … Continue reading

Is Commute Sickness an Employment Disability?

Robin DiNatale filed a complaint against her employer, the New York State Insurance Fund, for failure to reasonably accommodate her disability when she requested to work from home.  Her disability?  She claimed her 22-mile commute made her sick.  Did the … Continue reading

Depression A Major Reason for Short-Term Disability

According to Spencer’s Benefits Reports, workers receiving treatment for depression are twice as likely to use short-term disability as their colleagues who have never been treated for mental health issues. Researchers found in the study commissioned by the drug maker … Continue reading

Independent Contractor vs Employee: IRS Cracks Down

By Maryam K. Ansari The Internal Revenue Service is cracking down on the “independent contractor vs employee” question in a new program. As a result, small and large businesses alike are on their toes. Watch out for misclassification of employees and … Continue reading

Woodland Hills Employees Wrongfully Terminated Must Face At-Will Employment Limitations

Posted by Rice & Bloomfield Los Angeles and all of California, are seeing the same changes in the economy that is seen across the country. Unemployment is up, which means people are losing their jobs. When you lose your job, … Continue reading

White House braces unemployed for slow job rebound

By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Buoyed by good news on the jobs front, the White House claimed credit Sunday for reversing the downward economic spiral while bracing out-of-work Americans for a slow recovery. The Obama … Continue reading

Verdicts & Settlements

  • $33 Million verdict Wrongful death action against O.J. Simpson
  • $19 Million verdict Malicious prosecution action against Chinese importers
  • $6.8 Million verdict Business fraud & conversion case representing a Russian company
  • $6.5 Million settlement Breach of contract action against multinational corporation resulting in a $6,500,000.00 settlement
  • $5.3 Million verdict Business fraud and breach of contract case
  • $4.7 Million verdict Wrongful death / Fraudulent transfer case representing both American and Ukrainian residents
  • $4.7 Million settlement Liver Transplant case for wrongful death of Saudi Arabian citizen
  • $3.1 Million binding arbitration Personal injury's head on collision
  • $2.0 Million settlement Fraudulent transfer case
  • $2.0 Million settlement Independent Sales Organization for alleged breach of contract claim
  • $1.75 Million settlement Shareholder in connection with corporation shareholder dispute
  • $1.5 Million settlement Fraud and breach of contract case
  • $1.5 Million Judgment Breach of contract and defamation action resulting in default judgment collected
  • $1.3 Million verdict Employment and breach of contract case
  • $1.2 Million verdict Misappropriation of trade secrets and indemnity claim
  • $1.0 Million settlement Employment termination and breach of contract case

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