Before starting her career in publishing, Ms. Rojas advised and represented employers before state courts and administrative agencies on labor and employment law matters such as claims of unfair labor practices, discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliation, sexual harassment, unemployment and employee discipline. Ms. Rojas is a cum laude graduate of Western New England University, School of Law, and is an avid basketball and rugby fan.
The City of Philadelphia announced on December 15, 2106 that it would implement an update to its Fair Criminal Screening Standards Ordinance, known as Ban the Box.
While the use of arbitration for class action and employment disputes is controversial, the recent decisions by federal courts overturning the National Labor Relations Board's decision in D.R. Horton Inc., Case 12-CA-25764 demonstrates that employees who agree to arbitration will have a difficult time avoiding this method of alternative resolution.
Like most states, California has a law that prohibits employers from making their employees contribute anything towards workers’ compensation costs. As a matter of public policy, it makes sense to ensure that the employer bears the bulk of this cost, as workers’ compensation programs are meant to indemnify employers. A Chipotle franchise recently learned this the hard way.
Few words spark as much debate or as much rancor as the N-word. Arguably, it is one of the English language’s most volatile words. A variation of the term, however, has made its way into mainstream culture, where it is most prominent in the hip hop genre (one of the most popular music genres in the United States).
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