June 22, 2017 / 11:06 PM / in 7 months

California attorney can be liable for retaliating on behalf of client - 9th Circuit

A California labor lawyer can be held liable under the Fair Labor Standards Act for retaliating against his client’s former employee who was suing for violations of state workplace law, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived Jose Arias’ lawsuit against Anthony Raimondo of Raimondo & Associates in Fresno. Arias, who had sued the Angelo Dairy facility for allegedly violating a number of state laws, accused Raimondo of planning to have federal immigration agents take him into custody during a scheduled deposition and expel him from the country.

To read the full story on Westlaw Practitioner Insights, click here: bit.ly/2rWoYaB (Reporting by Robert Iafolla)

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