What if My Employer Breaches an Employment Contract?

A lot of companies require employees to sign a contract that establishes the terms of employment. These contracts apply to both parties. This means your employer is also bound by the contract. If he or she fails to uphold his or her end of the agreement, you may be able to recover compensation for the […]

Detainees of GEO Group Detention Center are Owed $17 Million in Back Pay

In October, a jury in Washington determined that GEO Group, which owns large, for-profit detention centers for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), must pay former detainees of a Tacoma, Washington facility $17.3 million in back pay. Detainees of this facility were cooking, cleaning, and performing other tasks essential to the facility’s operation for $1 […]

Waste Management, Inc. Minimum and Overtime Wage Violation

NOTICE: If you are a current or former employee of Waste Management, Inc. and have been required to perform work “off the clock,” please contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options.   Our law firm is currently investigating claims on behalf of current and former employees of Waste Management, Inc. (“WMI”) for […]

I Am Being Discriminated at Work Because of my Race. What Can I Do About This?

The struggle against racism in the workplace continues. You have rights but proving discrimination can be challenging. Race, Color, National Origin, Ethnicity & Ancestry In California, it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against employees or job applicants based on their race, the color of their skin, their national origin, ethnicity, or ancestry. It is […]

My Employer Refuses to Pay me Wages That I Earned, but I am an Undocumented Worker. Can I do Anything?

California is home to almost 11 million immigrants. We have the largest number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States – an estimated 2.4 million people. Nearly one in ten California workers is an undocumented immigrant, employed mainly in agriculture, construction, and manufacturing. Immigrants make up a notable share of our population and are an […]

Compensation for a California Unpaid Wage Claim

Has your employer failed to pay you the wages you are entitled? You may be able to file a lawsuit or a claim with the California Labor Commissioner to recover what you are owed. You may also be entitled to other forms of compensation because your employer broke the law. Our Sacramento employment attorneys are […]

Are You Being Sexually Harassed at Work?

Recently, sexual harassment has received extensive media coverage as high-profile politicians, actors, producers and business leaders have come under scrutiny for sexual misconduct in workplace settings. Many people have come forward recounting unwanted sexual advances, touching, propositions, and lewd comments they have endured from colleagues, supervisors and corporate officers. Many individuals who are speaking out […]

Eight Important Things to Do if You Have Been Sexually Harassed

Sexual harassment and misconduct is rampant today. Headline news is focused on prominent allegations of sexual harassment within the highest levels of power, including Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, Fox News’ celebrity host Bill O’Reilly, Amazon studio chief Roy Price, New Orleans celebrity chef John Besh, several high-ranking politicians, and many more. Sexual harassment is harmful […]

What You Need to Know About the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 protects older employees from discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, despite the ADEA, age discrimination still remains a persistent employment problem. Older employees often experience substandard treatment by employers compared to their younger counterparts. This ADEA outline provided by the Arnold Law Firm’s committed Sacramento employment attorneys […]

Restaurant Owners Charged with Stealing Millions from Employees and California Tax Payers

Eight owners and managers of Chinese restaurants in Northern California have been charged with conspiracy, wage theft and workers’ compensation fraud after allegedly stealing $4.5 million in wages from their employees and $2 million from taxpayers. In December 2016, a grand jury indicted the owners and managers of Golden Dragon Buffet in Brentwood, New Dragon […]

Investigation Uncovers Widespread Employee Exploitation in California’s Port Trucking Industry

A USA TODAY Network investigation found that port trucking companies in Southern California, which transport goods for short distances from shipping ports, often violate federal employment laws by forcing drivers into debt to pay for their trucks and using that debt to trap them in their job. In this lease-to-own model, the trucking company provides […]

Illegal Wage Theft Traps Workers in Silence

Wage theft is a serious problem in California and growing at an alarming rate. Wage theft occurs when an employer denies wages or benefits rightfully owed to an employee. There is no typical offending employer. Companies engaging in wage theft range from small employers to large corporations with thousands of employees, throughout all industries. Victims are […]