Jacob Iraj Kiani’s Answers

Jacob Iraj Kiani

Beverly Hills Employment / Labor Attorney.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Can a corporate chain employer purposely reduce hours and financially strain employees?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles Richard Perry
    2. Marilynn Mika Spencer
    3. Athina Karamanlis Powers
    4. Jacob Iraj Kiani
    5. Patrick John Phillips
    5 lawyer answers

    An employer has discretion to make business judgments insofar as the employer's decisions are NOT motivated by some animus against a protected class, such as women or minorities, etc.

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  2. How are employment settlements taxed?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Jacob Iraj Kiani
    2. Thomas J. Wagner
    3. Ronald S. Cook
    4. Brian Joseph Munson
    4 lawyer answers

    You must pay ordinary income taxes on a court settlement.

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  3. What action can I take? Employee rights? Whistleblower? Unsafe workplace?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Jacob Iraj Kiani
    2. Golnar Sargeant
    3. Lisa Margaret Howard
    4. Patrick John Phillips
    5. Marilynn Mika Spencer
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Not enough facts given here but could be a negligence claim, failure to adequately supervise the employee, retaliation, and wrongful term

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  4. Is it legal for a state employer to furlough a temp & notify by e-mail vs sending notification through the US mail?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Jacob Iraj Kiani
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    2 lawyer answers

    Given the facts you have provided here, it appears that such action would be lawful unless the state took the adverse employment action against you and furloughed you due to your membership in a protected class. You would have to show that the state had a discriminatory animus because of your protected class and took the adverse employment action against you due to that animus.

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  5. What are the legal recourses if an ex-employer hasn't provided copies of personnel file?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jacob Iraj Kiani
    2. Kristine S Karila
    3. Stuart Gregory Steingraber
    4. Christine C McCall
    4 lawyer answers

    Also, technically, the employer only has to send you copies of the documents in your employment file that you actually signed. As to those that you didn't sign, you are entitled to schedule an appointment to review the other documents in your file at your employer's place of business or some other agreed upon place. I wouldn't do this without a lawyer present though.

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  6. Should I pay the sign on bonus that I never received according to this contract? I have not received a penny of the bonus yet.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Jacob Iraj Kiani
    2. Michael T Warshaw
    3. Robert J Adams Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    Agreed. I'm amazed at how many people sign things when they don't even really know what they are signing.

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  7. Reassigned 9 months after notifying HR of unethical & derogatory emails from supervisor; is this a Tangible Employment Action?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dustin Linley Collier
    2. Alexander Tanas Sliheet
    3. Jacob Iraj Kiani
    3 lawyer answers

    Typically a reassignment to a less desirable position constitutes an Adverse Employment Action sufficient to support that element of a cause of action for Retaliation or Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions through laborandemploymentlawoffice.com

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  8. What dose question of law mean in this " Whether a statement is material in a given factual situation is a question of law."

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Thomas J. Wagner
    2. Jacob Iraj Kiani
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    I just want to say that I love your question and how you phrased it, as well as the context. A question of law is simply one that the trier of fact is not asked to answer. The jury or judge, in a bench trial, is the trier of fact and makes the determination as to which facts are found. A question of law is: given those facts, what does the law require in that set of factual circumstances that the jury or judge or a dryer of fact found to be true.

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  9. I have been given Informal Diversion and Dismissal vs. Trial involving a misdemeanor charge of battery on a playground.CONTINUED

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Marilynn Mika Spencer
    2. Jonathan Aaron Weinman
    3. Jacob Iraj Kiani
    3 lawyer answers

    What was your question? '

  10. How does one report a union for poor practices/theft?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Jacob Iraj Kiani
    2. Deborah Gwen Roher
    2 lawyer answers

    Make a formal complaint to your union and to the CA Labor Commissioner