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Do I Have the Parental Right to Miss Work for School Events?

At one time or another, most parents have left work early to participate in some aspect of their child’s education.  It might be a parent-teacher…

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…

Laurel Haag Named Super Lawyer Rising Star for 4th Consecutive Year

Since she was first recognized in 2010, Laurel N. Haag, partner at Carlin & Buchsbaum, has been consistently named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.…

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…

What Rights Do I Have to My Vacation and Sick Pay?

By Brent Buchsbaum Most employers have a policy of providing vacation pay.  There is a general understanding that employees in competitive industries are pushed very…

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…

What Lyle v. Warner Bros Taught Us About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in California

By Negin Iraninejadian Offensive and raunchy sexual comments made in the workplace may not necessarily give rise to a claim of sexual harassment under the California…

Employee Rights in California Redefined by Reid v. Google, Inc.

By Negin Iraninejadian The California Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Reid v. Google, Inc. has significantly broadened the scope of evidence that aggrieved workers may present…

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