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Carlin & Buchsbaum Recovers $1.17 Million for Former Pasadena Firefighter

In a well-publicized case across the southland, Carlin & Buchsbaum recently recovered $1.17 million in a jury verdict on behalf of Carter Stephens in a…

Do I have Job Protection during a Health Emergency?

At some point in your life, it is almost inevitable that a family health issue will cause you to miss work to attend to a…

Is that Severance Agreement Negotiable?

By Brent Buchsbaum At Carlin & Buchsbaum, LLP, we are frequently asked to review severance agreements.  This occurs primarily in two distinct situations. First, there are…

I’m Moving to a Competitor—Is that Non-Compete I Signed Enforceable?

By Brent Buchsbaum Employers in California frequently ask employees to sign non-compete agreements as a condition of employment.  This is very common among salespeople or…

Carlin and Buchsbaum Represent Costco Meat Supervisor and Get $100,000 for Alleged Confinement and Interrogation

LOS ANGELES — A former Costco meat department supervisor who alleged he was confined for several hours in a room at the Hawthorne Business Center…

Help: My former employer is giving me a bad reference!

By Brent Buchsbaum It’s one thing to get laid off or fired from a job, but the harm caused by this event is only compounded…

Court of Appeals Criticizes Well-Funded Employers for Burying Employee Lawsuits with Paperwork

By Branden Hamilton In Nazir v. United Airlines, Inc., Nazir, a man of Pakistani ancestry and a practicing Muslim, was terminated for sexual harassment in California…

Employment Myths and Misconceptions: Employer Tricks

Listed here are some of the most common employer excuses we encounter in wrongful termination cases. Most workers in California are employed “at-will.” This generally means…

Twenty-One Reasons You Can’t Be Fired

Review these reasons you cannot be fired to see if they apply to your case. 1. Your employer can’t fire you because you complained about unsafe…