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Jane Mundy

Jane MundyJane Mundy As the senior legal correspondent for Online Legal Media since 2004, Jane has interviewed over a thousand people—including plaintiffs and attorneys— about many issues for the company, from bad pharmaceuticals to labor law. She is also an award-winning freelance writer for a variety of international and national magazines and newspapers, including Scientific American, Readers Digest, the Globe & Mail and the National Post.

Jane has also written two Ocean Wise Cookbooks about sustainable seafood, the second having won Taste Canada's Gold Award. When Jane isn't at her computer or in the kitchen, she is hiking with her border collie Lizzy or traveling with her laptop. You can read some of Jane's travel and food articles at janemundy.com.

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California Employment Laws include Wage & Hour and Misclassification Updates

January 13, 2020.
Sacramento, CA Many new California employment and labor laws went into effect this January 1, 2020. If you are a California  employer, employee or independent contractor, it’s a good idea to review these new laws that have been passed as they might impact you.  
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More Ranitidine Cancer Concerns Lead to Zantac Lawsuits

January 9, 2020.
Santa Clara, CA Since the FDA last September reported that minute amounts of a carcinogen called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was detected in Zantac, along with several other heartburn medications, a number of Zantac cancer lawsuits have followed.
Read [ More Ranitidine Cancer Concerns Lead to Zantac Lawsuits ]

Disneyland Workers file a lawsuit alleging they aren’t paid Minimum Wage

January 7, 2020.
Anaheim, CA All Disney employees are entitled to minimum wage, from bellhop to barista, Mickie and Minnie. But five current and former workers claim that the entertainment behemoth has violated the California labor law by failing to pay its workers minimum wage, failing to pay overtime and all wages owed at termination.
Read [ Disneyland Workers file a lawsuit alleging they aren’t paid Minimum Wage ]

Does Monsanto (Bayer) Have a Silver Bullet?

January 1, 2020.
San Francisco Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto was the first federal trial and the March 2019  verdict is considered a milestone in the continuing Roundup cancer debate. Hardeman claimed his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caused by glyphosate in Roundup weed killer and the company knew its product was carcinogenic but deliberately misled the public.
Read [ Does Monsanto (Bayer) Have a Silver Bullet? ]

Latest Studies Link E-Cigarette Vaping to Heavy Metal Lung Disease

December 20, 2019.
Santa Clara, CARecent studies are ramping up the dangers of vaping e-cigarettes. For more than five years, researchers have found that e-cigarette vaping causes physical harm, including chemical burns to lung tissue, toxic metal exposure and vitamin E oil that clogs lungs--all causing serious damage.
Read [ Latest Studies Link E-Cigarette Vaping to Heavy Metal Lung Disease ]

Former Juul employee files California Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

December 19, 2019.
San Francisco, CA A former Juul employee filed a sexual harassment lawsuit early December in San Francisco Superior Court, claiming she was the victim of unwanted sexual advances. Her California labor lawsuit also claims wrongful termination after reporting the harassment incidents to the vaping company managers.
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Will Juul Go Up in Smoke?

December 12, 2019.
Los Angeles, CA Along with cities and states nationwide hitting the electronic-cigarette manufacturer Juul with tougher restrictions, the L.A. Unified School District and other school systems have slammed the vaping giant with class action lawsuits claiming toxic vapes from e-cigarettes are health hazards and could be killing their kids.
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Zantac – Buyer Beware, but from Whom?

December 9, 2019.
Santa Clara, CA Since the small pharmacy Valisure waved the red flag over Zantac cancer risk, over 40 countries worldwide have stopped sales and/or began investigating the possible health risks of the heartburn drug. And Zantac lawsuits have followed. Now the FDA says it is “investigating”.
Read [ Zantac – Buyer Beware, but from Whom? ]

Monsanto Banned from Hawaii – And How Dangerous is Methyl Parathion?

December 6, 2019.
Maui, HI— A sign on a Maui road reads “Monsanto Evil Seed of Corporate Greed.” As for Monsanto’s advertisements such as “It Begins with a Farmer,” illustrated with healthy tillers of the soil and carrying messages such as “A Mother’s Love Begins with a Farmer,” it seems like many people in Hawaii aren’t buying into it.
Read [ Monsanto Banned from Hawaii – And How Dangerous is Methyl Parathion? ]

McDonald’s $26 million California Labor Class Action Settlement

December 5, 2019.
Santa Clara, CA A California labor lawsuit accusing McDonald’s of underpaying thousands of workers has settled for $26 million. The wage theft class action claims that the fast-food giant used a timekeeping system that cheated workers out of overtime, barred workers from taking rest breaks during their shifts and forced workers to clean and iron their uniforms out of pocket.
Read [ McDonald’s $26 million California Labor Class Action Settlement ]

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