March 2018 Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter

Earlier this month, I was invited to return to my high school alma mater--West Covina High School--to speak to the students on Career Day.

I had a great time interacting with the kids. I used the time to tell the students how I became a lawyer and what I do on a daily basis. I also used the time to educate the students about their labor-and-employment rights-which unsurprisingly, many of them were unaware they had.

At sixteen years old, most high school students are getting their first jobs, but can be naïve on whether their rights are being violated-whether it's workplace harassment or wage theft. I hope I imparted some wisdom on the kids. All in all, a fun and great visit to West Covina High.

Go Bulldogs!

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Abigail Zelenski

Shareholder/Managing Counsel

The California Equal Pay Act

Did you know that last year, the Equal Pay Act(codified in California Labor Code section 1197.5)was amended to include additional protections?

The amended Equal Pay Act prohibits an employer from paying any of its employees wage rates that are less than what it pays employees of the opposite sexton another race, or another ethnicity for substantially similar work, when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility, and performed under similar working conditions. There are exceptions to the law.

For more information, call JLG Lawyers, or visit, https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/California_Equal_Pay_Act.htm.

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Putative class action filed against Robinhood Markets, Inc.

In February, JLG filed a putative class action against Robinhood Markets, Inc. based on Robinhood's alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

The TCPA prohibits companies from using certain types of telemarketing and advertising without having written permission from consumers.

Robinhood offers financial-trading services to consumers, including both stock and cryptocurrency trading, and is alleged to have bombarded consumers with unsolicited text messages advertising its mobile-device trading app.

Alex, the girls, and family celebrating Tet (Vietnamese New Year)

Alex, the girls, and family celebrating Tet (Vietnamese New Year)

Alex, the girls, and family celebrating Tet (Vietnamese New Year)

Fun in the back yard

Fun in the back yard

Abigail Zelenski and fellow PABA members in attendance at the 20th Annual Asian Pacific American Bar Association Gala on February 23, 2018.

Abigail Zelenski and fellow PABA members

Spending time with Lola
Spending time with Lola

Birthday

Surprise Birthday Party for Godfather An Phan

Mike and Dave

Mike and Dave after Judge Mendez approves 7-figure TCPA class action settlement