When Palo Alto banned plastic check out bags in 2009, Whole Foods didn offer a word of protest for a simple reason: true to its mission as a green leader, it had already stopped using them voluntarily.For those looking to repair a faucet, install a ceiling fan or add to a toolbox, ACE Hardware Menlo Park is well equipped to handle the job. Walk in, and we solve their problems, manager Vasile Oros said. In addition to stocking shelves with tools, outdoor essentials, electrical equipment and more, the store offers repair and installation services.
At the federal level, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act prevents a woman from being fired for being pregnant, and the Family and Medical Leave Act grants up to three months of unpaid leave, but only for companies with 50 or more employees and workers who have been there at least a year.California, where the Nasty Gal suit was filed, has the clearest and most protective laws for pregnant workers in the country California Family Right Act provides paid family leave with similar eligibility requirements as FMLA, but the state Pregnancy Discrimination Leave Law mandates family leave for pregnant employees covered by health insurance, regardless of company or an employee tenure. It also requires that reasonable accommodations such as modified work conditions be provided when requested or on the advice of a health care provider.In a significant case decided late last year, a San Diego mother was awarded more than $185 million in damages after her former employer, AutoZone, increased her workload and demoted her after she became pregnant, and ultimately fired her after she complained. The message sent by the court was strong, but the award amount is currently being contested, and may be significantly reduced to avoid a new trial.While Nasty Gal firing of every pregnant employee in a short period of time sounds like a demonstrated pattern of discrimination, the context of large changes within the company makes the case less clear cut.need to prove that your plaintiff is being targeted for this specific reason, so a layoff obviously makes it much harder to show that they being targeted, says San Diego employment lawyer Susan Swan.
Late last year, Corea was working had two commissions: A trombone concerto for the New York Philharmonic and a percussion concerto for the Philadelphia Orchestra. “I get interested in something and then I follow that interest. And that’s how my music comes out,” he said then.
Sure, it was short but it was oh so sweet too. Because I can’t even remember the last time Chris and I relaxed quite like this. And with only a 2 hour drive (gotta love those quick and easy Los Angeles road trips) and the lovely and quaint Spanish style Triada booked completely on Marriott points, this 2 nighter was simply, a no brainer..