Packaging Corporation of America Central Corrugated LLC (PCA) and Schwarz Partners LP, which owned a paper manufacturing plant in California, has agreed to pay $385,000 and implement corrective measures to remedy racial harassment in the plant. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed the lawsuit against the plant owners after two Black workers complained of racial harassment, including the

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Labor Code and PAGA Wage and Hour Claims Against Public Entities
The California Labor Code, including PAGA, allows employees to bring wage and hour claims against their employers. But what if the employer is a public entity? Last month, the First District Court of Appeal published the case of Stone v. Alameda Health System (2023) _ Cal.App.5th _ ,

In November 2022, the City of Los Angeles passed the Retail Fair Workweek Ordinance. The ordinance is set to take effect on April 1, 2023. The ordinance sets forth requirements for retail businesses in handling scheduling and providing work schedules to employees. Covered employees are anyone working in the City of Los Angeles for at least two hours per

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled “Safeguarding the Rights of Conscience as Protected by Federal Statutes” on December 29, 2022. The proposed rule would partially rescind a Trump-era OCR regulation, which never went into effect because three federal courts previously found the regulation

Attorney Sami Azhari and Professor Aliza Hochman Bloom are published in the semi annual ABA White Collar Crime Newsletter regarding Proposed Amendments to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. The U.S. Sentencing Commission released proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines that Azhari and Bloom discussed in their article, as well as proposed suggestions for the Sentencing Commission to consider.

A recent NLRB decision has effectively shifted the power dynamic between employers and employees.
On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that broad non-disparagement and confidentiality clauses in severance agreements are unlawful, and violate employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). 
In simpler terms, employers will no longer be able to condition severance

The thought of an IRS audit can be daunting. IRS may select your tax return for various reasons, including random selection, suspicion of incorrect reporting, or because your return is different from others in your demographic. Regardless of the reason, you need to be ready by having all the necessary documents and information on hand.

In this article, we will

Trust accounting is an essential form of protection for beneficiaries and trustees alike. Working with an expert in probate accounting like Marcia L. Campbell ensures you avoid costly mistakes that can have severe repercussions because California trust accounting has specific compliance requirements a trustee must fulfill. At Marcia L. Campbell, we have helped trustees and beneficiaries for decades prepare accurate