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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 22, 2018 – This past Saturday, AMC suspended TV host Chris Hardwick over allegations he sexually and emotionally abused his ex-girlfriend and co-worker Chloe Dykstra. In addition to being morally the right thing to do, it is legally wise. Federal, New York State, and New York City all have laws that prohibit sexual harassment: Title VII, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. The burden of establishing a claim under each differs. Under New York City law, someone must show only that they were treated […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2018 – From Harvey Weinstein to Fox News, a new strategy is emerging on how companies attempt to address sexual harassment claims in the #metoo era. Faced with sexual harassment complaints, companies are retaining outside sexual harassment attorneys for the sole purpose of investigating the claims and then drafting a report. These are, importantly, NOT the same attorneys who are defending the companies against the claims. Companies are following this strategy for a few reasons. Under federal and many states’ laws, a company has an affirmative obligation to investigate these claims. If […]


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Wilmington, DE (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, has opened a strategy center in Wilmington, Delaware, to help attorneys competitively market their firms in an effective and efficient manner. Wilmington, one of the most populous cities in the state, has enormous potential for attorney marketing. As the population continues to increase, competition for legal clients is also bound to get tougher. Custom Legal Marketing’s search engine marketing solutions can help lawyers compete in Wilmington and throughout the State of Delaware. Additionally, Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) offers attorneys a No Competition Guarantee which means […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2018 – Data is king in marketing, and Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, has it in spades with its new report and analytics lounge. Launched in January, the Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) Lounge integrates with multiple services and allows law firms to see their entire marketing campaign in a single dashboard. “Law firms deserve to see a clear picture of where their marketing dollars are going,” said Custom Legal Marketing Co-Founder Jason Bland. “CLM has always championed transparency in all its work for its clients.” Indeed, CLM built their original lounge […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2018 – If three former employees of Shipley Do-Nuts have their way, the owner of the Houston’s popular Shipley Do-Nuts will be found liable for sexual harassment and employment discrimination, according to a lawsuit the trio recently filed in Harris County District Court in Texas. According to the complaint filed against Shipley Do-Nut Flour & Supply Co., Shipley Holding Co., Inc. and Shipley, the three plaintiffs are accusing Lawrence Shipley III of regularly subjecting them to “unwelcome touching, other inappropriate physical behavior and unwelcome sexual comments.” They also claim Shipley created a hostile […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2018 – A South Jersey worker who suffered from a hand injury on the job has won a ruling in which his employer’s workers’ compensation insurance must pay his medical marijuana bills. Andrew Watson, a resident of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey was one of only a few people to get a medical marijuana recommendation in 2014 due to his hand injury incurred on the job with 84 Lumber in Pleasantville. The cannabis allowed him to start weaning off his opiates and to increase functionality in his daily life. Watson thought his employer’s […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2018 – The #MeToo movement kicked off when dozens of Hollywood women came forward with sexual assault allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein in the fall of last year. The movement has led to many women publicly sharing their experiences of being sexually harassed in the workplace by their coworkers or superiors. It has also had other tangible impacts since then. In California, a bill was passed to grant whistleblower protections to legislative staff members who report sexual harassment. In January 2018, a bill was introduced in the California legislature to extend […]


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Manhattan, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2018 – While the Me Too movement forces institutions throughout America, from Hollywood to Congress, to confront the issues of workplace harassment and the abuse of women, one group of Americans continue to suffer in relative anonymity. In a Southern District of New York courtroom, Zein E. Obagi, Jr. of Obagi Law Group is fighting to give that group a voice. While the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) grants immunities to foreign sovereignties with respect to some aspects of United States law, it does not grant complete immunity. And one area where some […]


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Davie, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 12, 2018 – This award reflects the confidential opinions of professionals of the Florida Bar and members of the Florida judiciary. Mr. Celler is the founder of Celler Legal, P.A., and has previously been recognized as a Super Lawyer and awarded the Avvo Client’s choice award, among other recognitions of excellence. The Martindale-Hubbell honor for legal excellence follows being nominated and reviewed by Florida judges and fellow attorneys. “Any recognition flows downhill from our hard work on behalf of Florida employees who we represent. I’m very proud of the exceptional legal team at Richard […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 27, 2018 – SavaSeniorCare, one of the nation’s largest nursing home providers, has been sued in the United States District for the Northern District of California for multiple wage violations. SavaSeniorCare owns and operates seven residential care and rehabilitation facilities in locations throughout California and more than 200 facilities throughout the United States. The proposed national class action lawsuit is seeking compensation for unpaid overtime and minimum wages, as well as missed meal and rest periods. The plaintiffs, current and former employees of SavaSeniorCare, have brought this action on behalf of all current […]


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Bloomfield Hills, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2018 – As part of its continuing efforts to assist students with special needs and their families, Barger & Gaines is pleased to announce the opening of its Michigan office. Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein administered the Oath to Paul Barger on March 14, 2018 in Lansing, allowing Paul to practice in Michigan, and Barger & Gaines intends to immediately provide the same level of service to families in Michigan as it does to families in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Barger & Gaines’s Michigan office is located at 39572 […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 8, 2018 – International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th to recognize the many contributions women have made throughout history and to shine a light on women’s rights issues. For Custom Legal Marketing and 13 year old parent company, Adviatech, the value of women in the workplace is no secret nor is it a controversial topic for the San Francisco based company. While many tech companies struggle to answer uncomfortable questions about the gender makeup of their employees, Custom Legal Marketing boasts a 60 percent female workforce. What policies were implemented by […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2018 – Awards program recognizes America’s most innovative and accomplished in-house counsel for their achievements and significant contributions to the legal community. First Chair, the first organization designed to bring together a community of accomplished attorneys in private practice with their talented in-house peers in order to recognize achievement, today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2018 First Chair Awards. Since 2011, the First Chair Awards have recognized in-house counsel from some of the country’s most recognized companies that have made significant contributions to the legal community. For a list of […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) December 20, 2017 – Doug Lipsky and Chris Lowe are proud to announce their new law firm specializing in employment law: Lipsky Lowe LLP, representing clients in New York and New Jersey. Doug and Chris were old friends before they co-founded this new firm, having worked together at the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, one of the nation’s top-rated labor and employment practices. They are excited about working together again and plan to leverage their combined knowledge, experience working at a major law firm, and skills to successfully represent individuals, classes, and […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2017 – McCormack & Erlich, LLP obtained a $1.95 million settlement in a worker misclassification lawsuit filed against Moet Hennessey USA, Strategic Experiential Group (SEG) and other related entities. A California judge recently granted preliminary approval to the settlement, with only minor modifications. Plaintiffs Krystle Harrison, Napoleon Aparicio and Shyron McDougall sued their former employers in March 2016, alleging they misclassified workers as independent contractors and failed to pay them their rightful wages. The plaintiffs represented a class of models, logistics personnel and brand ambassadors who worked for the companies. Under the […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 11, 2017 – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit in California against Chipotle after a female supervisor allegedly sexually harassed her subordinate and retaliated against him after he reported the misconduct. According to the complaint, a female supervisor subjected a 22-year-old shift manager at a Chipotle in San Jose, California, to verbal and physical sexual harassment. In 2016, 16.6 percent of sexual harassment charges filed with the EEOC were brought by male workers. Betsy Havens, a Los Angeles employment attorney, said the company seems to have handled the situation poorly. […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2017 – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against a Los Angeles restaurant and nightclub. LA Louisanne, Inc., cut a pregnant server’s hours after learning she was pregnant and denied her right to return to her job after giving birth, according to the lawsuit. Betsy Havens, a workplace discrimination attorney in Los Angeles, said she hopes the lawsuit will serve to send the message to small businesses that the law protects pregnant workers regardless of whether the business might be inconvenienced by pregnancies. “Larger businesses […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 27, 2017 – A federal agency sued a California senior care provider for ignoring complaints about an elderly client’s sexual harassment and racial discrimination of a black female caregiver and at least four other workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against Home Instead Senior Care franchisee R. MacArthur Corporation. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Rashon Sturdivant was a caregiver for an 80-year-old man in Alameda, California between March and May 2015. The client allegedly sexually harassed Sturdivant and […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2017 – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against AT&T Pacific Bell. The telecommunications company allegedly violated state and federal laws when it failed to provide a hearing-impaired employee with a sign language interpreter. In its complaint, the federal agency accused AT&T Pacific Bell of denying a deaf employee’s request for reasonable accommodation that would allow him the possibility of meaningful interaction during the course of his employment. The employee was working in the company’s Fresno, California office. “Employers are required by law to discuss […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2017 – A former Save Mart Supermarkets employee who was fired just before celebrating her 15-year anniversary at the company was awarded more than $500,000 in a disability discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit. Plaintiff Keri Sullivan was fired for “job abandonment” while she was on medical leave seeking treatment for a disabling health condition caused by a difficult pregnancy and a new lupus diagnosis. The lawsuit was filed in San Mateo Superior Court in California. The jury decided that Save Mart failed to discuss the possibility of providing Sullivan with reasonable accommodation […]


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