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California Labor Law Violation: "Your Check Is in the Mail"

Martinez, CA Denise's co-workers and a few of her bosses made life so miserable for her that she had no choice but to resign. "The bosses accepted my resignation and, as per our contract, I gave three weeks notice," says Denise. "But the office manager said, 'Why don't you just leave now, because you were just fired.' I was in shock." The next day Denise asked if her final check was ready and the boss said it was sent by certified mail - a violation of the California labor law.

June 15, 2010

California Labor Law Basis for Federal Lactation Accommodation Health Reform

Washington, DC According to California labor law, nursing mothers who have returned to work have been granted allowances and protections for the purposes of nursing. This nearly decade-old section of the labor code quietly made it into the federal health care reform bill, allowing for California lactation provisions to serve as the model for the federal program.

May 18, 2010

Updated California Labor Code Tested, Settlement Reached

Los Angeles, CA A 2004 addition to the California labor code underwent its first true test this month with the announcement of a settlement that will see employees of a subcontractor receive compensation for deprivation of contributions to social security, disability and unemployment insurance.

February 16, 2010

California Labor Law and Federal Express Not on the Same Page

Antioch, CA: Rene worked as a Federal Express courier for 20 years; he was fired May 1, 2009, "because I took my lunch break 5 minutes after I was supposed to," he says. Can FedEx fire an employee of 20 years because he was late for lunch? The California Labor Law clearly states that an employee must take a 30-minute meal period after five hours during an 8-hour work day, but Rene says FedEx has its own agenda.

July 22, 2009

California Labor Law Turns Up the Heat on California Farm Labor Contractors

San Francisco, CA The tenets of California labor laws are designed to protect the health of workers in a number of different sectors. Thus, the recent sanctions under California State labor law against the operator of a farming enterprise following accusations of violations under California labor employment law.

July 7, 2009

Bounced Checks don't bode well with California Labor Law

Irvine, CA "All of us in the sports dealership's service department are afraid our checks are going to bounce," says Eddie. In fact they have already started. Eddie says his co-worker's paycheck bounced today. "The last place I worked at was hit with a California labor law violation and it looks this place is going to get fined as well."

April 27, 2009

Housekeeper Made to Jump Through Hoops in Basketball Star's Home

Santa Ana, CA California labor laws exist to protect innocent workers from the unfair practices of employers. Most infractions allegedly occur in a large, organized work environment but not always. Sometimes they allegedly happen in the home of a famous sports icon, with the alleged victim working in a domestic setting.

March 26, 2009

Institutions not above the California Labor Law

Fairfield, CA Caroline is a photographer and has been working off-contract at the University of Davis Medical Center for four years. She says they are chronic about not paying on time and don't pay late fees. " I am insulted that they think they are above the California labor law", she says. "Why would an institution think this way? It's time for them to get their knuckles wrapped. The amount of time you spend chasing down your money is more time than you spend making it."

December 17, 2008

California Labor Law: A Tale of Two Hard Drives

Sacramento, CA It used to be not long ago that a hard drive described slugging it out behind the wheel. Nowadays a hard drive is the term used to describe storage of data and the guts of the computer to which our lives are irrevocably tied. But in California there is a link between the two??"for the purposes of this article anyway??"given various California labor laws and attempts by various entities to flaunt the law or change it.

November 4, 2008

Disgruntled Employee says Disney violated California Labor Law

La Habra, CA Timothy K. says Disney is illegally taking union dues from his paychecks and his co-workers because it did not renew the union contract. If that is the case, Timothy says the corporation has violated the California Labor Law.

October 12, 2008
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