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How One Hospital Addresses Sexual Harassment Claims and Culture

Sexual harassment is not a new or rare phenomenon in the workplace, but since the #MeToo movement began in late 2017, more victims have come forward to report allegations of harassment at work, including at health care institutions. As a …

California Labor Commissioner Reaches $2.6M Settlement with Restaurant

The California Labor Commissioner has reached a $2.6 million settlement with the owners of Kome Japanese Seafood & Buffet in Daly City, securing compensation for 133 workers for unpaid minimum wage, overtime and split shift premiums that were uncovered in …

HUB Employee in California Suing Firm for Discrimination During Pandemic Lockdown

A former insurance account executive in California has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired from her job in retaliation for complaining about discrimination against her by a supervisor who didn’t like her caring for her two children while she …

Disneyland Workers in California Say Proposed July Reopening May Be Too Early

Unions representing 17,000 workers at Walt Disney Co.’s Disneyland Resort in California have told the state’s governor they are not convinced the theme park will be safe enough to reopen by the company’s July target date. In a letter to …

Worker Sues Oregon Store for $2M After Being Fired Following Racism Complaint

A former Fred Meyer employee who says he was fired from a Portland, Ore., store after he complained about a pattern of racism has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the grocery store chain. Michael Mangum, who is 26 and …

New Colorado Law Tackles Employee Equity, Investment in Startup Cannabis Industry

The startup-laden cannabis industry is probably just right for those who are willing to forego a few extra dollars on their paychecks for the possibility of a bigger payout later when the company grows or goes public. Giving employees an …

Grocery Worker in Oregon Called Woman, Daughter Racist Slurs: Suit

A 45-year-old Portland, Ore. woman has filed a lawsuit accusing grocer Fred Meyer of racial discrimination after she said an employee called her racist slurs. Melita Bullitt said in the lawsuit that she was shopping with her daughter at the …

Colorado Lawmakers Want to Toughen Workplace Harassment Protections

A proposal to rewrite Colorado’s rules for workplace harassment claims is expected to be introduced soon at the state capitol. It would change things for employers by limiting the use of confidentiality agreements in court, and potentially make businesses liable …

Commentary: Are You Ready, Nevada? Nine New Laws for the New Year

Don’t let hindsight be 2020. While others are enjoying the holidays and a well-deserved break, Nevada businesses should “check their lists twice” to make sure they are compliant with a host of new laws going into effect in Nevada on …

Women Sue Frontier Airlines in Colorado Over Sex Assaults by Passengers

Two women who say they were sexually assaulted by passengers on Frontier Airlines flights sued the Denver-based budget carrier for allegedly refusing to help them and either not having or failing to follow policies to respond to assaults. The class …