The Affordable Care Act and You – Tips and Tools for Compliance Prior to January 1, 2014

Please join Angela Reddock, employment and labor law attorney and workplace/human resources expert, as she discusses vital information related to the Affordable Care Act aka “Obamacare” and provides tips and tools to individuals and employees seeking to understand and navigate the law prior to it taking effect on January 1, 2014.

Essence Magazine Debates: Is Your Natural Hair Holding You Back in the Workplace?”

When it comes to #NaturalHair, where is the line drawn regarding expressing individuality and/or exuding professionalism? What constitutes “professional” hair? Do you believe a persons hair choice has the ability to limit their mobility in a work environment?

Let’s talk about it! Tell me what you think Monday, December 16, 2013 – 9:30am PST for a live Twitter session @Essence_Debates / @AngelaReddock

Attorney Angela Reddock Interviewed by KTLA Channel 5 Sunday Morning News on the New California Minimum Wage Law, September 15, 2013

Today the California legislature voted to increase the state minimum wage from $8.55 per hour to $10.00 per hour starting January 1, 2014, now making California the state with the highest minimum in the country. Second to California is the State of Washington with a minimum wage of $9.04 per hour, set to increase to $9.19 per hour also in January 2014. Although California has set a new standard, it follows the lead of its cities San Francisco who has a city minimum wage of $10.55 per hour and San Jose who already voted to set is City minimum wage to $10.00 per hour also starting in January 2014. Although there is a current debate in Congress regarding increasing the federal minimum wage requirements, the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

Michael Jackson Trial

In the Michael Jackson wrongful death suit, the primary issue is an employment issue — whether AEG is responsible for the “negligent hire” of Dr. Conrad?

1. Whether Dr. Conrad was an employee of AEG?

2. If so, did AEG have a legal duty to use care in hiring Dr. Conrad?

3. Did AEG breach that duty?

4. If AEG breached that duty, was the breach the proximate cause of Michael Jackson’s death?

5. If so, what is the damage to the family?

What do you think?