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California Labor Law Allows Citizens to Sue for Violations

Los Angeles, CA California labor law is designed to ensure that California employers treat employees fairly. When employee’s rights under the California Labor Code are violated, employees may be able to file a lawsuit. There are some violations of California state labor laws that only a state agency could file claims for, but the Private Attorney General Act of 2004 changed that.

August 19, 2013

California Labor Law Spells Pregnancy Termination a Wrongful Termination

Sacramento, CA When Rovanda was five months pregnant, she told her employer that she needed to take a week off work for an important surgical procedure. Rovanda never thought, after working as their janitorial manager for five years with a perfect work record, that she would be filing a claim for wrongful termination. Her employer called it “laid off,” but in California, being fired because you’re pregnant spells discrimination, and she is likely entitled to California wrongful termination damages.

August 18, 2013

California Labor Lawsuits Expose Seedier Side of Hollywood

Los Angeles, CA One of the less glamorous sides of Hollywood involves the allegations of violations of California labor law. Although the film and television industries are just like any other industry and can involve people who are willing to break the law, California labor lawsuits involving Hollywood show just how unglamorous certain aspects of the film industry are. Between California employee lawsuits involving writers and lawsuits involving set designers, Hollywood, it seems, is not so different from many other industries.

July 8, 2013

Nurses Allege Violations of California Labor Laws

Bellflower, CA On the list of violations of California labor law, failure to pay employees has to be high. After all, pay is one of the main reasons - if not the only reason - most people go to work. And pay - regular pay, not even overtime pay - is a basic right of employees under California state labor laws and federal labor laws. So when employees are not paid for their work, or when their pay is unreasonably delayed, many turn to a California labor lawsuit to get the money owed to them.

May 20, 2013

Dental Assistant Denied Breaks Led to Downward Spiral - Now Filing California Labor Lawsuit

Santa Rosa, CA Gina, a registered dental assistant, was happy with her job at the Small Care Dental Clinic. She had lots of help and always took two breaks and lunch, as mandated by the California labor code. But a corporation bought the company and - not surprisingly - put profits over people. There was no time for breaks. Gina eventually filed a California labor law complaint.

April 13, 2013

Car Wash Employers Got to Come Clean

Santa Monica, CA An 11-count criminal complaint was filed against the owners and managers of Wilshire West Car Wash for cheating employees out of money and labor, and other California labor law violations over the past four years.

February 11, 2013

New California Labor Law and a Justin Bieber Lawsuit

Los Angeles, CA A number of changes to California labor law for 2013 are designed to further enhance protections for workers, employees and laborers toiling in the state. To that end it’s useful for both employers and employees to be up to speed on these changes, in the event there should ever be a problem.

January 23, 2013

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

Wage Theft not Tolerated, Says California Labor Commissioner

Stockton, CA A recent civil wage and penalty assessment issued by the California Labor Commissioner has resulted in a plumbing contractor having to pay over $1 million in California labor law violations.

November 13, 2012

California Realtor Settles Labor Lawsuit for $5 Million

Emeryville, CA A California labor lawsuit has been settled, with the defendant admitting to no wrongdoing against allegations brought by the Office of the California Labor Commissioner, according to a report by Thomson Reuters news service (10/1/12).

October 9, 2012
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