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New California Employment Laws for 2019
With the end of 2018 just around the corner, it is time to look at the new California employment laws that will affect your rights as an employee. The following is a list of new employment laws that will govern the employee-employer relationship beginning on January 1, 2019. AB3109 (Disclosure of Sexual Harassment): This new law...Read More
Summoned for Jury Duty in Los Angeles
A couple of weeks ago I received my summons for jury duty. As a trial attorney, I deeply appreciate the important role the public plays in the jury system and its critical role in our legal system. I also do not believe that any attorney takes for granted the sacrifice jurors make when sitting on...Read More
New Los Angeles Alumni Network Leader for U of Minnesota
I am pleased to announce that I am the new Los Angeles Alumni Network Leader for the University of Minnesota. I look forward to meeting fellow alumni and their families in 2019. Please be on the lookout for an announcement setting forth information about the first alumni event scheduled for next month. Ski-U-Mah!Read More
When do I get Lunch and Rest Periods? (2019)
Under California labor law, an employee who is non-exempt is entitled to meal and rest periods. I discussed the difference between a non-exempt employee and an exempt employee in a prior blog; you can click here to read the entry in its entirety. Briefly, a non-exempt employee is an hourly employee that must be paid overtime and...Read More
How to file a lawsuit?
I have started a new YouTube channel under The Rinka Law Firm, PC. On this channel, I will be discussing the procedures that must be followed when filing a lawsuit, as well as various laws regarding employment litigation and personal injury. Below is my first YouTube video. I hope you enjoy it.Read More
What is a case management conference?
This video discusses what is a case management conference and what you must do before attending the case management conference.Read More
Service of the Complaint.
Below is my latest video blog discussing the different ways a plaintiff may serve a complaint on the defendant. If you have any questions about this video or any other legal questions, please feel free to contact our firm at 310-556-9653.Read More
What is written discovery?
In this video, I discuss the different types of written discovery used in litigation. In particular, I discuss form interrogatories, special interrogatories, requests for admissions and requests for the production of documents.Read More
California’s New Minimum Wage Hits $15.00/Hour in 2022
Recently, the California legislature and Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law that raises the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour. However, in order to alleviate the financial impact that raising the minimum wage will have on employers, the minimum wage increases will be gradual with the minimum wage hitting $15.00 in the year 2022....Read More