Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Decision Announced

DACA Program Rescinded! Echoing similar thoughts of confusion, uncertainty, and anger around the nation, California employees and employers contemplate the far reaching effects of today’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program decision. Memorandum on Rescission of DACA.   Today’s decision to rescind the 2012 Obama era DACA program throws the status of an estimated […]

FLSA Overtime Rule Issue Resolved!

Texas Judge makes final ruling on previously stayed Overtime Rule! The Obama era Overtime Rule issue has been resolved with a final ruling from U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant. The District Court’s ruling granted summary judgment in favor of litigants challenging the 2016 changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act increasing minimum annual salary requirements […]

SAFFIRE LEGAL Takes On Sexual Harassment

On today’s Valentine’s Day edition of Radio UCI’s Ask A Leader (88.9fm), SAFFIRE LEGAL, PC Founder and Principal attorney Teresa A. McQueen, joins host Claudia Shambaugh to discuss how her niche practice gives special expertise to employers and employees toward preventing sexual harassment at the workplace. Click here to listen to the podcast of this […]

Opposing Conduct Unlawful Under EEO Laws: An Updated Perspective

In its newly released “Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues” (August 2016) (the Guide) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides a much needed update to its previous interpretations of the law of retaliation. The newly released Guide replaces the EEOC’s former Compliance Manual Section 8: Retaliation which was last issued in 1998. Specifically, the Guide […]

Merchant Group Ethics Presentation

Southern California Attorney Teresa A. McQueen, Principal Attorney at SAFFIRE LEGAL, PC, speaking at a local OC Merchant Group Networking Event, gave the following presentation on promoting ethics in business. “Good Morning and welcome. My name is Teresa McQueen and I want to thank you for joining us for this morning’s presentation on promoting ethics […]