Category archives: Employment Law

When is Sexual Harassment at Work Considered a Crime?

Despite significant state and federal efforts to curb workplace sexual harassment, it continues to be an issue for millions of Americans every single year. Think about it: millions of employees,…

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California Increases Fast Food Worker Minimum Wage

In April 2024, California’s 500,000+ fast food workers will get a pay raise! The California minimum wage is increasing to $20 per hour for fast food workers. This is an…

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Trial Strategies in Employment Cases

The challenge of employment cases is that the facts do not usually revolve around one incident that occurs over seconds or minutes.  The successful litigation of an employment case requires…

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Black phlebotomists were targets of racism at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Racist threats were left in the women’s lockers; hospital leaders responded by retaliation against the women, lawsuit states. If this is how employees are being treated for nearly a decade,…

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Three New Laws That Should Help California Employees

Several new state laws related to employment go into effect this year. These three provide additional protections for workers or time off under certain circumstances. Although management can still do…

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When Gossip Creates A Hostile Work Environment

Psst. Did you hear? Workplace gossip is no joke, and rumors can easily rise to the level of harassment according to the law. While every office has gossip and rumors,…

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LA Daily Journal Names V. James DeSimone as a Top Lawyer of the Year

The legal trade publication, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, honors V. James DeSimone. LOS ANGELES, CALIF., June 29, 2022 – V. James DeSimone has once again been recognized as one…

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V. James DeSimone Featured on

Attorney V. James DeSimone recently published a commentary piece on explaining how COVID related Deaths or illness that resulted from a failure to provide reasonable accommodations, or for family…

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