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Month: August 2015

Autozone to Pay $185 Million in Pregnancy Discrimination Case
Posted in Firm News,Pregnancy Discrimination on August 4, 2015

In what is one of the largest awards awarded to a plaintiff in a pregnancy discrimination case, a jury has awarded one California woman $185 million in punitive damages after she was fired and demoted for complaining about gender and pregnancy discrimination. In 2005, Rosario Juarez, a manager at an Autozone in National City, California,…

Latest Increase in Minimum Wage Accompanied by an Increase in Overtime Pay and Wages for Certain Salaried Employees
Posted in Employment Litigation,Firm News on August 4, 2015

The latest minimum wage increase for hourly employees in California occurred in July 2014, raising the minimum wage from $8 to $9 per hour. Along with the increase in the minimum hourly wage for hourly employees in California came an increase in minimum overtime pay and the minimum salary requirement for certain exempt (salaried) employees…