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Month: October 2018

3 Lawsuits That Are Changing the California Labor Law Landscape

Employment lawsuits have risen to their highest peak in history, with almost 100,000 claims files in 2010, according to the EEOC. Incredibly, that number reflects a 31% increase from just 4 years ago! There is a never-ending flow of new court cases and decisions that change the employment landscape, making it extremely difficult for employers to stay ahead of the curve. Particularly in California, labor law evolves faster than federal law, adding to the complexity of employment compliance. In the first half of 2011, employment and labor lawsuits in California have resolved in many important decisions that will directly affect the way employers in the state relate to their employees. Many of these cases have already been decided upon by the California Supreme Court, while others are still pending a decision. Below is a brief outline of three key cases, and an important "take away" for employers from each one. Case # 1 Summary: The Plaintiff was a senior executive at Google and claimed that he was discriminated against because of his age in a notoriously "young" corporate culture. To support his case, he relied on various comments by superiors and coworkers that his ideas were "obsoleste" or "too old to matter," that he was not a "cultural fit" and that he was an "old man" and an " old fuddy-duddy. " Google argued that none of these remarks...

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How to Get Spanish Mortgage Leads

It’s a widely known concept that mortgage brokers who focus on Spanish speakers are increasing their income at a quick rate. Statistics are noticing and publishing the consumption influence of the Latino market. But if these statistics are so commonly available, why aren’t more companies focusing on Spanish mortgage leads? Check out the following list of helpful advice to learn how to get an edge on this market Tip 1 – Know your customers well There is a large mixture of Latino ethnic groups. These groups each have their own customers and buyer behavior. In order to succeed, you’ll need to select a specific Latino group to target. A benefit of gathering mortgage leads is that people who buy houses typically stay within the same geographical area. This means that selecting your ethnic group is almost always pre-selected for you based on where you live. If you live in New York, you’ll focus more on the Cuban ethnic group. If you live in California, you’ll most likely focus your targeting efforts on the Mexican ethnic group. Tip 2- Tailor your marketing efforts to your market After deciding on your target customer, you’ll need to tailor your marketing strategies on attractive your specific ethnic group. Your sales copy and advertising must speak to your target market. You need to understand the cultural norms because they change for every ethnic group....

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House For Sale In Surrey – Buying Your Dream Home in the City of Parks

Surrey is British Columbia's second largest city. The residents' lifestyle is a merry convergence of different cultures living amid a lush, green, natural environment and sophisticated, modern urban conveniences. It is no wonder then that this city is home to many young people who are starting their own new families while having active, healthy lifestyles. You too, can be part of this community with diverse ethnic background. There will certainly be a house for sale in Surrey with your name already in it. There are a lot of things you can do in Surrey as the city has something for everyone, especially for those who enjoy nature, the arts and what else but shopping. As if the city itself is one huge park, you can stroll through its more over 600 parks and patches of greens scattered around the city. In fact, it has been dubbed as "The City of Parks." Bird watchers will have more birds than what their binoculars can view at a time in Blackie Spit and trout fishers can fill their catch quota at the Green Timbers Urban Forest. If miniature trains are your trip, you can ride one at Bear Creek Park, where the Surrey Arts Center is also located. You can watch local and international performers there. The Bell Center for Performing Arts regularly holds holds concerts and dance presentations. BC's second largest...

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Acton, Ontario – It's Worth The Drive

Acton (population approx. 10,000) is a community in the Town of Halton Hills, Ontario. Located just outside the Greater Toronto Area on Highway 7 between Brampton and Guelph, Acton is conveniently close to Highways 401 and 407, and is served by GO Transit buses on the Georgetown line corridor to Toronto. Daily GO Train service is to begin later this year, making Acton even more accessible to commuters. Danville was first established in 1828 when Wheeler Green opened a dry-goods store. It was later called Adamsville, and finally renamed Acton in 1846 after Acton in West London, England. Acton was incorporated as a village in 1874. One hundred years later, Acton became part of the Town of Halton Hills when it was amalgamated with the Town of Georgetown and most of the Township of Esquesing. Today, the Regional Municipality of Halton includes Acton, Georgetown, the Town of Milton, the Town of Oakville, and the City of Burlington. Perhaps best known for the catchy slogan of The Olde Hide House, It's worth the drive to Acton, Acton is located near the waters between the Credit River and the Grand River. There are several golf courses nearby including Clublink's Blue Springs Golf Club, as well as access to the Bruce Trail system, and many other wonders of the Niagara Escarpment. A terrific community for families, Acton has a new library, hockey...

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Brother's Bistro – Fallbrook, California – Meets San Francisco and New York

What delightful discovery for two foodies in a new town – lucky us. We always ask the same question. "Where is the best food?" We rarely hear the reply the first time. "What kind of food do you want, plain or fancy?" they usually ask. Then we say "It does not matter, '' please tell us where to find the most delicious tastes in town. '' They told, we went and they were right! As soon as we stepped trough the unassuming entrance we had that, "Ah Ha," this is it, we found it feeling! The owner, Ron, was there to greet us. Amy, our waitress recommended a charming table on the terrace in the outdoor garden by a fountain. Then we saw the menu. I felt as I were back, basking in San Francisco's food – lover's paradise. On the menu was Cioppino, my all time favorite dish, IF it is prepared right. Maralyn loves salmon, especially if it is fresh and served in a golden, flaky puff pastry. The chef topped it off by serving spinach, mushrooms, shower and caper dill sauce, Wellington style. I ate mine and some of hers. There were over a dozen other temptations, but we always go back to our first choice. We normally scan the wine list. Yet, we sensed that Ron, the owner, a former New Yorker, would give us...

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