The California Civil Rights Law Group Pays Tribute to Civil Rights Activists Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X

May 19, 2020

“The legacy I would like to leave is that people try to build bridges and not walls.” –Yuri Kochiyama“I am against every form of racism and segregation, every form of discrimination. I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.” –Malcolm X May 19 marks […] Read More

What’s Next after the Chabad of Poway Shooting?

June 5, 2019

Just a month after the arson and vandalism at Dur-ul-Arqam mosque in Escondido, California, another attack left one dead and several injured at Chabad of Poway in San Diego. A nineteen-year-old white man, John Earnest, was identified as the shooter. Earnest is also being charged in connection with the aforementioned arson. Now, and in the […] Read More

Supreme Court Will Decide LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Cases in 2020

May 26, 2019

In the fall of 2019, the Supreme Court will hear several cases involving LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace. This is notable for many reasons, not least of all considering the new composition of the Supreme Court. No LGBT-related cases have been heard by the Supreme Court since Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, whose seat […] Read More

Graffiti Found at the Scene of a California Mosque Fire Reminds Us that Islamophobia Is Alive and Well in California

May 9, 2019

Not two weeks after the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand that killed fifty worshippers, graffiti referencing the terror attack was found at the site of an arson in Escondido, California last week. The event is being investigated as a possible hate crime. Read More

What Should We Take from the Fact that California’s Attorney General Won’t Charge Officers for the Shooting of Stephon Clark?

May 4, 2019

In March of 2018, Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old Black man, was shot and killed in Sacramento, California by two Sacramento Police Department officers. Though he was unarmed, officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet fired twenty rounds at Clark, hitting him seven times—three of which were in the back. Read More

Larry Organ Awarded as One of Best San Francisco Bay Area Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Attorneys

April 27, 2019

April 27, 2019 – San Francisco, California. California Civil Rights Law Group, a San Francisco Bay Area law firm specializing in sexual harassment, discrimination, and employment law, is proud to announce that firm attorney, Larry Organ, has received a prestigious designation as a “Lawyer of Distinction 2019” by the Lawyers of Distinction organization, which has […] Read More

Legal News: Governor Newsom Grants Reprieves for California Death Row Inmates

April 7, 2019

Just recently, Governor Gavin Newsom stated his intention to sign an executive order granting a reprieve to all 737 death row inmates in California—home to the largest death row population in the Western Hemisphere. This is especially staggering as it is twice the size of Florida’s, the next largest population. It should be noted, however, […] Read More

Attorney Navruz Avloni Makes Partner

February 2, 2019

February 2, 2019 – San Francisco, California. California Civil Rights Law Group, a law firm specializing in employment law including discrimination, wrongful termination, and sexual harassment, is proud to announce that attorney Navruz Avloni has made partnership status. Avloni brings a passion for justice and the law to the firm plus strong organizational skills. It […] Read More

Employee vs. Independent Contractor: The Problem Of Employee Misclassification

September 9, 2014

As economic demands pressure businesses to take steps to remain competitive, employers often look to labor as a means of cutting costs and staying “lean.” For example, if the employer is a manufacturer, the company might enlist another company to manage the production arm of its business as an alternative to hiring its own employees. […] Read More

CA Court of Appeal: Employers Must Pay Piece-Rate Employees Separate Hourly Wage For Non-Piece-Rate Work

May 14, 2013

In Gonzalez v. Downtown LA Motors, LP., the California Court of Appeal held that to comply with minimum wage requirements in California, piece-rate employees must be paid a separate minimum wage for non-piece-rate work. FACTS OF THE CASE The plaintiffs were employed as automotive service technicians for Downtown LA Motors, LP (DTLA). The technicians were […] Read More