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Did Your Employer Unlawfully Retaliate Against You?

January 30th, 2020

Employees in California are strictly protected from unlawful workplace discrimination and harassment based on many protected characteristics. However, when an employee believes they have been treated wrongfully, they might hesitate to report the matter to their employer. This is often because they fear their employer will take action against them in response to their complaint. […]

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Unlawful Acts By Debt Collectors

January 22nd, 2020

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCP) protects consumers from wrongful debt collection practices. Unfortunately, third-party collectors continue to violate the law in many ways and violate debtors’ rights. In fact, in 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) logged 84,500 complaints about debt collection practices, many of which involved violations of the law. The following […]

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The California Consumer Privacy Act Goes Into Effect for 2020

November 25th, 2019

When the European Union’s General Data Protection Act (GDPR) passed in 2016, it became startlingly obvious that the United States did not have strict enough laws protecting the privacy rights of consumers. In 2018, California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) with additional amendments passed in 2019. The law, which is commonly called the […]

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Know Your Overtime Rights for 2020

October 17th, 2019

One factor that determines whether an employee is entitled to time-and-a-half overtime rates is the amount they earn per year. Currently, if an employee is salaried and earns more than $455 per week ($23,660 per year), they can be exempt from overtime pay if they have certain job duties. However, if an employee earns less […]

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Hair Discrimination Banned in California

August 19th, 2019

California recently became the first state to ban employment discrimination based on a person’s natural hairstyle under the CROWN Act. Previously, New York City implemented a similar law, though California is now leading the way with statewide legislation. New York State and New Jersey have proposed similar statewide legislation that is pending. The law goes […]

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Labor & Employment Law FAQ

July 15th, 2019

Employers have considerable power over employees, as they can terminate employees at any time, for almost any reason. However, California law has many protections in place for employees so that companies do not engage in unfair or wrongful conduct. The following are only a few of the many common questions our labor and employment lawyers […]

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Consumer Protection FAQ

June 17th, 2019

Consumers rely on businesses and stores to provide products and services that help them live their daily lives. When a business tries to take advantage of a consumer or acts unfairly, consumers can incur financial losses and stress and may have the right to take legal action. Contact a consumer protection lawyer in Los Angeles […]

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Bankruptcy FAQ

May 14th, 2019

Bankruptcy helps thousands of consumers each year in the United States recover from crippling debt. Our bankruptcy lawyers in Los Angeles can answer your specific questions, but the following are some common inquiries we receive. What bankruptcy options are there for consumers? The United States Bankruptcy Code sets out different types of bankruptcy under different […]

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How Long Can a Credit Card Company Collect a Debt?

April 11th, 2019

If a credit card is in default, the company has the right to file a lawsuit against you to obtain a judgment and collect payment for the debt. However, like most legal actions, there is only a limited amount of time in which credit card companies can file a claim. Every state has different statutes […]

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Chapter 13 FAQ

March 12th, 2019

What is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy? Chapter 13 is a type of consumer bankruptcy that allows a person to reorganize his or her debts. In Chapter 13, the person who files proposes a repayment to the court and, if it’s accepted, makes payments to a bankruptcy trustee for three to five years. The bankruptcy trustee makes […]

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