Manuela Varela, Author at Shegerian Law - Page 4 of 30
  • Raising the Minimum Wage: Why It’s Time to Do It Now

    December 17, 2021

    According to a 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 247,000 Americans age 16 and older were working jobs that pay the prevailing minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Meanwhile, those earning below the federal minimum hourly rate were at 865,500. In total, this records about 1.1 million people in the workforce burning themselves out […]

  • A Guide to Addressing Ethnic or Racial Slurs in the Workplace

    November 1, 2021

    According to the 2020 Census, the decade 2010–2020 is the first time since 1790 that the white population did not grow. It means that other racial and ethnic groups are responsible for the overall population growth of the U.S. As the country shifts to a more diverse population, it will undoubtedly affect the future of […]

  • Paternity Leave in the U.S.: How Does the Law Benefit Dads?

    October 25, 2021

    Bringing another human being into this world is pure unparalleled excitement. Just looking at your newborn will surely be a tremendous source of pride and joy. You’ll have a chance to connect with another life that is your own flesh and blood. Moreover, you’ll have the opportunity to shape human consciousness in such a way […]

  • COVID-19 Employee Rights: What You Need to Know

    October 6, 2021

    Regardless of industry, the pandemic has changed the way people work. While some have shifted to remote set-ups, unfortunately, many lost their jobs, too. In addition, although the pandemic brought about an economic crisis, it also gave rise to a severe stigma on employees who have or may have COVID-19. Aside from the many disastrous […]

  • Health Discrimination? The Effect of COVID-19 in the Workplace

    September 28, 2021

    More than a year has passed since SARS-CoV-2 was officially declared a pandemic. As the virus spread like wildfire, schools were forced to conduct online classes, employees were required to work from home, and public establishments have been called to shut down.  While governments and other relevant agencies have found ways to mitigate the spread, […]

  • Black Lives Matter: How a Movement Is Changing Corporate America

    September 21, 2021

    Following George Floyd’s death, racial injustice became a worldwide concern, with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement exploding on social media. The incident has shed light on the reality of racism that’s still widespread across America despite calls for equality.   The struggle for racial equality advanced by BLM is deeply rooted in history, with African […]

  • Underpaid and Overworked? Here’s What You Should Do

    May 27, 2021

    As an employee, one thing you really value from having a job is receiving a salary that serves as a consistent source of income for your expenses. However, it can be discouraging when you notice that you are actually underpaid and overworked. You may have grown with the company, like its work culture, and have […]

  • Disability Discrimination in the Workplace: What Is It and How to Stop It?

    May 25, 2021

    It’s unfortunate that the workplace can be an avenue for all sorts of discrimination. Millions of employees still deal with offensive remarks, unfair labor practices, and even physical abuse from their superiors and colleagues. While the collective effort may have shed light on these issues, there’s no ignoring the fact that we still have a […]

  • $6M Verdict Martinez vs Rite Aid Unlawful Termination

    May 21, 2021

    As an experienced wrongful termination Los Angeles firm, Shegerian & Associates recently won a $6.0 million verdict against Rite Aid. Maria Martinez, a former long-term employee of Rite Aid, filed the lawsuit after she was terminated after taking a medical leave of absence for a serious health condition and made a complaint about sexual harassment.  […]

  • Gender in the Workplace: 8 Identities You Need to Know

    May 19, 2021

    It’s amazing to see that people from all walks of life have joined the fight against gender inequality. Society has slowly let go of past prejudices towards the LGBTQ+ community and has become more aware of the issues they face. But despite how the world has progressed, there’s still much work to do, especially in […]