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Monthly Archives: November 2020

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Forced to Quit Due to COVID-19 Concerns: California Judge Allows Ex-Detention Center Officer to Pursue Constructive Discharge Claim

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The COVID-19 pandemic has put many frontline workers in a terrible quandary: either they go to work and face contracting a potentially fatal disease–which they may then spread to their household and community–or quit and deal with the loss of income. Making matters worse is that many employers have not taken adequate steps to… Read More »

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California Expands AB 5 Exemptions to Cover More Professional and Entertainment Services

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

In September 2019, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill 5. This landmark bill codified a prior ruling from the California Supreme Court adopting the so-called ABC Test in worker classification cases. The ABC test requires a “hiring entity” to prove that a given worker is an independent contractor–as opposed to an employee–based on three… Read More »

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Forced to Help Cover Up the Boss’ Affair: Can You Sue a Former Employer for Causing You “Emotional Distress”

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to experience emotional stress, or even trauma, in the workplace because of a poor relationship with their boss. But can such distress form the basis of a valid legal claim against an employer? Put another way, in situations like these, can you sue your former boss for… Read More »

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