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Partner April Glatt and her son, Evan, continue their community outreach on behalf of Be The Match, the National Bone Marrow Registry. Together they ran a bone marrow drive at Evan's school, Burlingame High located in Burlingame, California for teachers and staff. The event created a lot of awareness around the importance of bone marrow donation.
After partner April Glatt gave a lecture on what it is like to be a lawyer to the Speech and Debate class at Burlingame High School, students expressed interest in experiencing a day in the life of a lawyer. Before long, she was again invited by the school’s career counselor to participate in a new program – job shadowing.
Employees in California are required to be paid minimum wage (with some exceptions). Today, California minimum wage is $9.00 per hour. [Note, this is higher than the Federal Minimum wage, which remains at $8.00 per hour, but all California employers must follow the stricter standard when Federal and State laws conflict---the one that is most beneficial to their employees.]
Just this week in the case of Frlekin et al v. Apple, Inc., Apple won a federal lawsuit brought by more than 12,000 of its former and current retail workers over Apple’s written policy relating to bag search practices at the company's California outlets stores. Apple’s retail stores enforce a written policy called “Employee Package and Bag Searches” intended to thwart internal theft.
We welcome with great joy into our law firm family one month old Jasmine Van Buren! Congratulations to Chauvel & Glatt's marketing guru Elle Van Buren, the proud mother of this precious little girl. Baby Jasmine visited the office last week and was warmly greeted by everybody. We look forward to seeing her grow as part of the Chauvel & Glatt family!