A Los Angeles employment lawyer facing ethics charges over tweets she made in May 2020 during Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd said the California state bar's disciplinary action against her must be dropped because the "enshrined" free speech rights of Golden State attorneys "depend on it."
The EDD is accusing some pandemic-era claimants of fraud and demanding repayment, years after their applications were approved. In some cases, current wages are being garnished to claw back the unemployment money, even before appeals are filed.
The YouTube personality "Nate the Lawyer" fought to preserve his defamation case against a New Jersey-based social media watchdog in a motion on Monday, arguing that he is the victim of online smearing and maintaining that his suit has met the pleading requirements for defamation.
Tampa, Fla. –– The Dhillon Law Group (@dhillonlaw) obtained a multi-million-dollar judgment for its client, Michael Reiterman, in a high-profile cyberstalking and defamation lawsuit.
I can hear the libertarian rejoinder. Banning vaccine mandates is coercion. But the law is full of restraints and protections. Employers cannot make hiring decisions based on race, sex, sexual preferences, disability status, and an ever-growing list of protected classes. And there is no serious call in the conservative movement to end employment discrimination laws.
That's why experts are skeptical of the new law. John-Paul Deol, Partner and Head of Employment Law at Dhillon Law Group Inc., is one of them. He thinks California workers already have plenty of protections under existing state and federal wage-and-hours laws. Thus, it's hard to see what the new law does to improve the situation.
"It is very unclear what benefit this new law adds to existing law, except to increase costs and bureaucracy," he told International Business Times in an email.
Instead, he sees the new law hurting the Golden State's businesses, especially the fast-food restaurant industry, where he thinks the $22/hour wage will force companies to leave the state or hike prices. "If businesses do not leave the state, you can bet that they will pass the high labor costs onto consumers, worsening the harm already done by inflation."
In a statement to Law360 on Thursday, the pilots' counsel John-Paul S. Deol said the union "shirked its fundamental responsibility" to represent its members.
"In the face of an unfair labor practice, the union did nothing, allowing our 10 pilots to lose their jobs and livelihoods simply because of their beliefs," Deol said. "We believe the court will ultimately agree with us that the union breached its duty in failing to protect these longtime, dedicated members.
"Representatives for the union and United did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
A trademark dispute between Vans Inc. and a Brooklyn-based art studio is set to rekindle a debate about how courts should properly balance free speech and trademark law
The time has come for employers to stop mandating COVID vaccines and boosters for their employees as a condition of employment.