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Rene Maldonado

Posted in Firm News on December 3, 2021

Rene Maldonado is one of our highly-skilled attorneys here at the Law Office of Omid Nosrati. He focuses on employment law and has extensive experience with cases involving discrimination, harassment, whistleblowers, and wrongful termination. His passion for client advocacy is second to none and he utilizes his wide-spanning experience to bring a high level of… read more

Recent Client Testimonial

Posted in Firm News on December 2, 2021

This is what a recent client had to say about our services: “I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my case. They had excellent communication skills, had great attention to my case, responded quickly, were attentive, and kept me updated at all times during the long process. They were extremely patient and understanding. Hopefully,… read more

What Counts As “Whistleblowing”?

Posted in Employment Law,Firm News,Whistleblower Protection,Workers Compensation on October 27, 2021

California Labor Code Section 1102.5 confers broad protection to employees from suffering retaliation as a result of “whistleblowing.” Some employees in California may wonder if their whistleblowing has to be made to an outside agency to protect them. The statute provides guidance on this and makes clear that even making the complaint to the employer… read more

Mediation vs. Arbitration – What’s The Difference?

Posted in Employment Law,Firm News,Workers Compensation on October 25, 2021

People sometimes hear the terms “mediation” or “arbitration” in their day to day lives but are not always clear on the distinctions between the two. Some think they are one and the same. They are NOT.  Here is how they differ in major respects: Arbitration Arbitration is a process that has similar elements of a… read more

DFEH Employment Information on COVID-19

Posted in Employment Law,Firm News on August 31, 2021

A pandemic of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (COVID-19) currently exists in California and beyond. Governor Newsom declared a state of emergency in California on March 4, 2020. Workers and employers should adhere to the latest government guidance on how to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace, including guidance from the Centers… read more

California Supreme Court: Employers Cannot Round Time For Meal Breaks

Posted in Employment Law,Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on April 18, 2021

Recently, The California Supreme Court in Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC decided “that employers cannot engage in the practice of rounding time punches — that is, adjusting the hours that an employee has actually worked to the nearest preset time increment — in the meal period context. The meal period provisions are designed to prevent… read more

Associational Discrimination and How it Relates to COVID-19

Posted in Employment Law,Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws,Workplace Discrimination on April 17, 2021

Imagine asking for an accommodation at work so you can help a family member with a disability and you get terminated for making the request? Imagine in another scenario, your employer grants you the request but then terminates you shortly after? Is that discrimination, even though you are not the one who had the disability?… read more

State Fines California McDonald’s Franchisee for Retaliation

Posted in Firm News,Retaliation,Wage & Hour Laws,Workers Compensation on February 23, 2021

Between April and August of last year, workers at a McDonald’s franchise in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles made verbal complaints to their managers about the restaurant’s safety and health conditions. Then, in June and July, they joined in strikes meant to protest the lack of precautions the company had been taking to… read more

How Non-Work-Related Injuries Can Impact a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws,Workers Compensation on December 29, 2020

Filing for workers’ compensation after a work-related injury should be a relatively straightforward process. Unfortunately, it is all too common for people to encounter all types of unique and complex variables that interfere with their claim. In some cases, injuries that occur outside of work may influence workers’ compensation benefits received for a prior work-related… read more

What You Need to Know About FMLA in CA During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws,Workers Compensation on December 12, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to influence the industries within our country, it has also greatly affected the workforce. When employees become infected with the virus or need to stay home for sick family members, they are faced with tough decisions regarding their employment. Generating income must be balanced with maintaining the health and safety… read more

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