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Am I Entitled to a Meal Break in California?

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeJul 28, 20210 Comments

About California Meal Break Law In many ways, California labor law is more generous to workers as compared to federal laws. For example, under California law non-exempt workers must receive an uninterrupted 30-minute meal break if they work for more than 5 hours. However, if you do not work more ...

Bad Faith Practices in Insurance

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeJul 14, 20210 Comments

When you purchase insurance coverage, you sign a contract in good faith with a company that you trust will cover problems like car accidents or medical emergencies. What happens when the insurer refuses to pay out for a claim that the insurance policy covers? Are you the only one the company is d...

Are Your Wages Being Stolen by Your Employer?

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeJul 12, 20210 Comments

Perhaps you suspect your company does not pay you fair wages, but you cannot prove it. Even if the stolen wages amount to little, you deserve to know. The Economic Policy Institute explores underhanded ways employers steal wages from workers. If any of the following sound familiar, you may have a...

Some Takata Airbags Are Still Deadly

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeJul 01, 20210 Comments

Takata airbags have made their way onto the front pages of major newspapers for more than a decade for an infamous reason. That is, some airbags with defective inflators, which may be on vehicles from many manufacturers, have caused serious injuries and deaths around the globe. While many victims...

Get the Facts About Equal Pay Action Against Google

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeJun 23, 20210 Comments

According to a May 2021 report in the Los Angeles Times, a group of four women received class-action status for their gender discrimination lawsuit against Google. Nearly 11,000 current and former female employees could potentially benefit from a victory in the case, which seeks more than $600 mi...

What Should Workers Know About Overtime Pay?

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeMay 25, 20210 Comments

Your employer may allow or require you to work overtime. Beyond accomplishing tasks that needed a bit more time and helping the team, putting in more hours at work may pad your paycheck. Having a general understanding of the state's overtime laws may help you protect yourself and your rights in t...

What to Know About the Peloton Treadmill Recall

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeMay 10, 20210 Comments

The fast-growing home fitness company Peloton has issued a recall on its Tread and Tread+ treadmill models after the death of a 6-year-old child and the injuries of dozens of others. The recalls come in the wake of a recent warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to keep pets and chil...

How Fast Should an Insurance Claim Process?

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeApr 08, 20210 Comments

One of the ways an insurance company may perpetrate fraud is by stalling the claims process and avoiding any decision on your claim. It can help you to assess the situation better by understanding how long the process should take. Trusted Choice explains the insurance claims process for a home in...

Does Your Ford Have EcoBoost Engine Issues?

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeMar 29, 20210 Comments

Ford Ecoboost Class Action Lawsuit  In March 2021, owners of Ford and Lincoln vehicles filed a class-action lawsuit in Arkansas because of problems with the manufacturers' EcoBoost engine. According to the claim, Ford has failed to adequately address a defect that leads to premature engine breakd...

Judge Allows Class-Action Against Apple to Continue

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeMar 24, 20210 Comments

While most people in California may have heard about a class-action lawsuit, few might actually understand the principle behind it. A simple answer might be that such an action is a legal claim filed on behalf of multiple parties, yet it may be even more complex than that. These complexities ofte...

Are Mortgage Convenience Fees Legal?

Posted by Manfred P. MueckeMar 09, 20210 Comments

You may question why you have to pay “convenience fees” when paying for certain things, such as your mortgage, over the phone or online. You may have questions about exactly what those fees cover. Are they even legal?  Per the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the bureau has issued warnings a...

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