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July 2015 Archives

What steps do I take if I've been sexually harassed at work?

If you have been sexually harassed at work, you should never feel that you have to put up with this sort of behavior. You need to realize that this is not acceptable. You need to make it clear to the other party that you are not going to stand for this.

Whistleblower protection includes potential for monetary reward

Did you know that you might be eligible for civil compensation as a whistleblower if you provide credible information leading to the identification of an Internal Revenue Service violator? In addition to general whistleblower protection for reporting your California employer's financial misdeeds, you could actually be eligible for a financial incentive through the courts. Whistleblowers may qualify if they provide specific information related to the collection of penalties, interest, taxes and other amounts from commercial violators.

How do you know if you are a victim of wrongful termination?

Did you know that your California employer cannot simply fire you for any reason? Scores of employees are unfairly ousted from their jobs every year -- those people are considered victims of wrongful termination. Although you may have heard this term in the past, you may not be entirely familiar with the rules governing wrongful termination. Here's what to look for if you suspect that your employer may have violated state or federal law.

3 cheers for undercompensated Raiderette squad

California is leading the way in a major legal battle to obtain minimum wage for National Football League cheerleaders. A new bill has been sent to the governor to reverse the misclassification and wage violations that have been plaguing NFL cheerleaders for years. The legislative change comes in response to a lawsuit brought by Oakland Raiders cheerleaders, alleging that the women were not considered true team employees and were not paid for crucial work-related tasks.

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