Hessam Parzivand

Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection for Employees of Publicly Traded Companies

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was passed in the wake of the collapse of Enron. One of the things that Congress recognized when it investigated Enron was the lack of protection for whistleblowers who report corporate fraud. Congress corrected this issue by… Continue Reading →

Cancer Patients Often Are Protected From Being Fired By the Americans with Disabilities Act

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cancer patients who are having trouble working can look to the Americans with Disabilities Act for the potential to receive “reasonable accommodations” for their disability under the law.¬†Another source of rights for cancer patients is the Family and Medical Leave… Continue Reading →

Uber and Lyft Settle Cases with Drivers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft have recently been working on class-action settlements concerning the classification of their drivers as independent contractors. Both companies are seeking to avoid the benefits drivers might be given if a court were to find… Continue Reading →

A Hostile Boss Does Not Equal A Legally Hostile Environment – Hessam Parzivand

Reading Time: < 1 minute Proving that an actionable harassment claim has to be based on a protected characteristic, an appeals court dismissed the claims of a male employee whose male supervisor allegedly squeezed his nipples and the nipples of several male co-workers. The Eight… Continue Reading →

Uber Drivers And The Blurred Line Between Employees and Contractors

Reading Time: < 1 minute The California Labor Commission recently determined that an Uber driver was an employee rather than an independent contractor, generating national headlines today. In essence, the California decision states that Uber is a taxi service, and that the drivers of a… Continue Reading →

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