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February 2014 Archives

Labor Department case a cautionary tale for California bars

Recently we discussed minimum wage laws in California for tipped employees. Federal law mandates that restaurant owners pay employees the difference between the federal tip wage of $2.13 and federal minimum wage of $7.25 if their tips don't get them to that amount. Those who don't do that are violating the law.

California whistleblowers watching nuclear power plant firings

California employees whose job involves helping to ensure safety in a potentially dangerous environment may find themselves in a Catch-22 situation. If they don't report safety issues, they aren't doing their jobs. However, if they do, some employers may retaliate against them in various ways, including termination.

Employer retaliation topped 2013 California workplace complaints

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released numbers on the types of lawsuits and complaints it received in fiscal year 2013 by state and nationwide. Both in California and across the country, the most common charge that the EEOC investigated was employer retaliation against an employee who sued the company or filed a complaint accusing an employer of discrimination.

California bill seeks employment protection for caregivers

We've noted previously on this blog that California has broader family and medical leave requirements for employers than most other states. A bill currently before the state legislature aims to prevent discrimination against workers who are caregivers to children or other family members.

Risk manager accuses Los Angeles school district of retaliation

The former chief risk manager for the Los Angeles Unified School District is suing the district for $10 million for allegedly terminating him after he exposed "corruption and cronyism" in the LAUSD's Office of General Counsel. The damages listed in the suit include wrongful firing, retaliation and breach of contract.

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