SOURCE: United Employees Law Group

September 22, 2009 09:00 ET

United Employees Law Group Launches New California Labor Law Blog to Offer Real Strategies to Combat Workplace Problems

LONG BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - September 22, 2009) - According to California Employment Development Department (EDD) (http://www.edd.ca.gov/About_EDD/pdf/urate200909.pdf), in August, California's unemployment rate has increased to reach 12.2%. In hopes of offering strategies the California workforce can use to possibly hold on to their jobs, United Employees Law Group launched its California labor law blog earlier this month, "The California Employee Advocate" www.californiaemployeeadvocate.com.

Walter Haines, the owner of United Employees Law Group, comments, "I wanted this California labor blog to be different than any other. We provide breaking labor news, commentary, analyses and offer hands on strategies that employees can use to deal with workplace issues and problems. For example, if an employee is getting set up to be fired unjustifiably, we provide tips to possibly avoid a wrongful termination. Or if an employee is misclassified as salaried exempt, in other words not due overtime, we help that employee find out if they are actually entitled to overtime pay. These strategies are invaluable in this economy. I know of no other blog that offers these features in an easy to understand format."

With a downturn in the economy, and millions of layoffs across the nation, more and more employees are saving www.californiaemployeeadvocate.com in the "Favorites" section of their computer browser or subscribing to our RSS feed.

"The initial response to the blog has been incredible. I think employees in California have been waiting for an authoritative resource they can rely on, with constant, fresh information and content and useful strategies to deal with workplace issues," adds Mr. Haines.

After handling more than 100 California class action cases, and over 500 individual cases, United Employees Law Group (http://california-labor-law-attorney.com/) has an inside perspective on the trials and tribulations that California employees face in the workplace. "The California Employee Advocate" blog is intended to share United Employees Law Group's unique perspective and aid California employees in these difficult economic times.