Even though there are various laws in place to prevent such actions, some California employers have been known to use company reorganizations and reductions-in-force (RIF) as an excuse to illegally discriminate against employees.
After years of hard work and countless late nights at the office, you finally obtain your dream job - only to be told that you are being let go due to company downsizing. After your initial shock fades, you start to question why you are being fired when so many other less-qualified employees are being saved. One particular thought begins to run through your head, "Am I the victim of discrimination or employer retaliation?"
Although most employees usually look forward to taking a lunch break and getting away from their job for a little while, there are also those who would rather work through their lunch and stay on the clock. This can sometimes be a problem for employers, however, who fear that by allowing an employee to do so, they are perhaps breaking the law.
According to California's Labor Commissioner, the PennySaver is being investigated with regard to questions of whether the company violated labor law when it laid off nearly 700 employees without any notice.
A 56-year-old woman who worked as a water board member for the Water Replenishment District of Southern California has filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against the Mayor of Carson for sexual harassment. The Water Replenishment District of Southern California is also named as a defendant in the pending lawsuit.
As a worker in the state of California, you need to know which laws pertain to your employment. For example, there are thousands upon thousands of minimum wage workers throughout the state.
As a worker in the state of California, it is imperative to become familiar with the many employment laws and public policies that are in place.
As a worker in the state of California, you never expect to be harassed or discriminated against. While there are laws in place to help prevent this behavior, it is not always good enough. Instead, there are people out there who break the law for one reason or another.
If you are a direct care worker who works for a home care agency or other type of third party employer, there were some changes that occurred on January 1, 2015, that could affect your pay and overtime. On that date, federal regulations changed and home care agencies are now required to pay employees at least the amount of federal minimum wage for the hours their employees have worked.
In an unusual case of "he said, he said," a former Richmond, California, police officer has filed a lawsuit against the openly gay chief of police claiming sexual harassment. The former officer claims that he was fired back in 2013 after he accused the police chief of making sexual advances against him that were unwanted.