"There is no true liberty to contract on the part of the employee."
Our client apparently did not deserve a full paycheck because, according to his supervisor, he was "only half a man" after his work-related injuries.
The Trump administration has just instituted a freeze on hiring of federal employees, as the Washington Post reports, with the exception of military service members. This action comes via executive order and is in line with what Trump said he'd do while campaigning, which was "drain the swamp." The Post quotes Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer: "We've got to respect the American taxpayer."
"Choice of Law"
This may sound like a dry topic; it's anything but, especially when your back is up against the wall in an employment dispute. The issue is venue - as in, where disputes get resolved, and how one decides on that location.
Throughout the course of American history, workers have sought fairness - in workplace conditions, in the number of hours on the job, and in their wages. This holds true for workers in all jobs, and for workers of all types, from teens to young adults to mid- and late-career workers.
California has made it tougher in recent years to file successful medical malpractice cases against health care providers who do wrong against their patients, but we continue to represent injured patients who deserve a chance at justice.
This McClatchyDC special report ("Contract to Cheat") is the result of a year of investigative reporting in seven states, including California, in an effort to uncover the widespread practice of classifying workers as independent contractors when they probably should be classified as employees.