Healthcare Worker News

ERISA Not Just About Protecting Investments

San Diego, CA While many people think the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) has to do with investments and

November 24, 2012

Nurse Says She Is Stuck between California Labor Law and Her Union

Rockland, CA Jeanine, a registered nurse and a member of the California Nurses Association, says her employer has violated the California labor law and her union isn’t backing her up. Instead, she took her issue to the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. Next up, a labor law attorney and possible California labor lawsuit against her union…

September 11, 2012

CA Labor Law: Nurse Wrongfully Terminated for Whistleblowing

Riverside, CA Cynthia has been a registered nurse for 30 years??"she knows her rights and she is a patient care advocate. So when her employer cut staff to increase profits she complained. Then she was wrongfully terminated, which is a violation of the California labor law. “I will always protect the patient, even if it costs me my job,” says Cynthia. “And it did”.

June 26, 2012

Cutting Costs Cuts into California Labor Law Violations

Eastvale, CA After 33 years of work as a hospital respiratory therapist, Bob, age 64, took stress leave (he went through a nasty divorce). Although he tried to return to work, Bob believes he was wrongfully terminated to save the hospital costs, and that is a violation of the California Labor Law.

February 13, 2012

Asian Nurse Cries Discrimination, Violation of California Labor Law

Fresno, CA When Faye was wrongfully terminated from her job as a dialysis nurse, she knew it was due to discrimination. And she knows discrimination is a violation of the California Labor Law. Now she intends to stand up for her rights: Faye has filed a complaint with a California labor law attorney.

January 9, 2012

Was Worker's Death Due to Ignorance of California Labor Laws?

San Francisco, CA The very premise of California labor law dictates a number of assumptions: that workers will be paid fairly, that they will be properly trained, and that they ultimately have a safe environment in which to work. The latter tenet appears to have been lacking in 2008 when a young mother met a horrible death at a California printing plant.

November 1, 2010

California Labor Law Disallows Discrimination against Filipino Nurses

San Francisco, CA Neither California labor law nor the California Nurses Association (CNA) allow for discrimination: The CNA filed a lawsuit on August 18 against California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), part of the Sutter Health Network and one of San Francisco's largest hospitals, claiming that the hospital discriminates against the hiring of Filipino registered nurses. The CNA has charged Sutter and CPMC with employment discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, and national origin at the St. Luke's Campus of Sutter Health's California Pacific Medical Center.

August 24, 2010

Unionized California Home Workers Replaced with Non-Union Staff

Oakland, CA Does California labor law come into play when unionized workers without a contract suddenly find themselves replaced with non-union staff after staging a brief strike? That's the question at least 38 former employees of the Piedmont Gardens and Grand Lake Gardens senior care homes in Oakland are asking after they were handed their walking papers earlier this month.

August 17, 2010

California Labor Law Dispute over Nursing Levels

Sacramento, CA A California judge has forbade nurses from exercising their implied right to conduct a one-day strike, claiming that the protests would violate California labor law.

June 22, 2010
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