Twin Cities Nurses Sue Hospital Over Wages and Breaks

On March 30, 2015, eight nurses filed a lawsuit in San Luis Obispo Superior Court against Twin Cities Community Hospital for rampant wage-and-hour violations, including wage theft and an across-the-board failure to provide breaks. The Hospital is a 122-bed acute care facility located in Templeton. It has an emergency room and provides a broad array of medical, surgical and outpatient services. The Hospital is owned by Tenet, the second-largest employer in San Luis Obispo County. The nurses allege that the Hospital failed to provide them with meal and rest breaks mandated under California law, failed to calculate their pay correctly, and required them to perform overtime work after their 12-hour shifts were completed.

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Power Couple: Erica And Hernaldo Baltodano Featured On Television Show About Happily Married Business Partners

When we were first approached by Geffner Productions to be featured on a new online television show about couples who are both happily married and running a successful business together, we were skeptical, but also a little intrigued. We are attorneys, not television stars. Eventually, curiosity got the best of us and now the complete story of the birth of our firm, Baltodano & Baltodano LLP, can be viewed on this episode of Power Couples: In Love & In Business.

The interview-style show describes our early professional careers, family life, and the values that first led us to each other and ultimately led to our formation of Baltodano & Baltodano LLP.  Geffner TV provides online television programing to “transform your business and life.”  We are proud to have been a part of Geffner TV’s latest production and we hope you will enjoy this insight into the inner workings of our San Luis Obispo employment law practice.

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Court of Appeal Says State-Wide Case Brought by San Luis Obispo Nursing Assistant Can Move Forward in SLO County Superior Court: Significant Published Opinion Holds a Corporate Parent Can be Found Liable for Subsidiary’s Minimum Wage & Overtime Violations

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Hernaldo J. Baltodano Answers Employment Law Questions on Spanish Language TV Program

Hernaldo J. Baltodano recently answered employment law questions for Spanish-speaking viewers as a featured guest on El Monte TV Channel 3’s “The Law Works for You.”  The full broadcast of the interview program can be viewed, in Spanish, here.

The City of El Monte, located in Southern California in the San Gabriel Valley just East of Los Angeles, established TV Channel 3 “to create a public forum for the exchange of opinions” for the community’s diverse residents. Mr. Baltodano’s participation on “The Law Works for You” was consistent with Baltodano & Baltodano LLP’s commitment to education and our firm’s staunch belief that everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status, must have access to information about one’s rights and responsibilities as an employee or employer.