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Walter Haines is the owner of United Employees Law Group, PC, a premier class action labor law firm based in Long Beach, California. Mr. Haines is an active member of the California State Bar and has been practicing law in California for over 32 years. He has written many articles on various topics in California labor law that have been published over the internet and national and international news. He has been an avid blogger on various labor law web sites over the years advocating for the rights of California employees.
United Employees Law Group has been involved in litigating over 100 class action cases and over 500 individual cases, recovering millions of dollars for its clients. Many of the cases handled by Mr. Haines’s firm have received public attention in the most well respected California legal journals as well as national news publications.
Most people during the holiday season excitedly open their mailboxes in the hopes of finding cheerful greeting cards. Sadly, this is not the case for so many hard-working California employees who have lost their jobs this year. Many of these workers are checking their mailboxes not with a joyful...
Whether by layoff, termination, or decision to explore greener pastures, leaving a job is a stressful and emotional time. Making the right decisions and avoiding career damaging mistakes are critical. Having represented the rights of well over eight hundred clients we have seen how...
There is no doubt that receiving a pink slip will leave a sour taste your mouth, but a well-negotiated severance package may be the perfect sweetener. There is no law requiring employers to pay severance benefits, but many do so in order to avoid conflict with exiting employees. At the bare...
Have your unemployment benefits dried up? Are you buried under a mountain of debt? If that’s the case, the federal government may help to dig you out. On November 6, 2009, President Obama signed into law HR 3548 (PL 111-92), which provides for the temporary availability of additional...
The law requires that workers must be given time to rest and eat during the work day. The question now before the highest court in California is, who is responsible to make sure the law is followed? Abuse abounds in this area of law. Employers acknowledge that employees are entitled to normal...