New Law Expands Paid Sick Leave

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California expanded the amount of paid sick leave that employers must offer employees working in California. Previously, under the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, California employers were required to permit employees to take at least 24 hours or three days of paid sick leave a year, with paid sick leave accruing at a […]

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Whistleblower Judgment Increases To $2.1M​

Ortiz Law Office is proud to announce that a client received an award of $1.3 million in attorney’s fees on October 5, 2022 in a whistleblower retaliation case against the County of Los Angeles, increasing the final judgment to more than $2.1 million. In November 2021, the client received an $800,000 verdict. Brandon Ortiz handled […]

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What is a reasonable accommodation?

 California and Federal law require employers to provide a reasonable accommodation to disabled employees that will allow the employee to perform the essential functions of the job. “The essence of the concept of reasonable accommodation is that, in certain instances, employers must make special adjustments to their policies for individuals with disabilities.” McAlindin v. County […]

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How To Choose The Best Wrongful Termination Lawyer

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If you have been wrongfully terminated or are the victim of employment discrimination or retaliation, choosing an employment lawyer can be an overwhelming decision. This is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. (No pressure.) Not only do you need someone who can ethically and zealously advocate for you, you […]

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