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Theatres in California among Those Cited for Labor Law Violations

St. Louis, MO As in any state, California labor law co-exists with federal law in an effort to ensure workers are treated fairly and remain safe on the job. In a recent case involving underage workers in California and other states, violations were found under jurisdiction of federal labor law. However, while the California labor code was not cited, labor law in California was impacted nonetheless.

March 7, 2011

Apparel Company to Pay Thousands for California Labor Law Violations

Orange County, CA An Orange County apparel company has been ordered to pay $887,000 to current and former workers for allegedly violating California labor laws, including failing to pay minimum wage and overtime, the Los Angeles Times reports.

December 20, 2010

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—Hostile Work Environment

San Diego, CA The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. The statute also covers the overall working environment, and makes unlawful a hostile working environment, which is also a violation of California labor law.

October 27, 2010

Former Employee says am/pm Store Violated California Labor Laws

Los Angeles, CA Janice worked as a cashier at an am/pm franchise, a gas station and convenience store owned by BP America Inc. Janice says am/pm is making their employees work double shifts - in different locations - and not paying overtime, which is a violation of California labor law.

July 27, 2010

Bag Check Is on the Clock in California

San Francisco, CA There is some refreshing about an attorney like Patrick R. Kitchin who answers his own phone. Maybe that's not always the case, but on this day it was Kitchin, calm and collected, on the other end of the line. Kitchin has tugged on Ralph Lauren's shirttails over violations of California labor law a few times over the years and he's just obtained a $4 million mid-trial settlement on behalf over 6000 current and former employees who objected to the company's off the clock mandatory "bag check."

May 25, 2010

Wrongfully Terminated, Contrary to California Labor Law

Fontana, CA Last month, Anthony had a dispute with a fellow employee; as a result he was fired from his job at 'Toys R Us'. Although this was Anthony's first job??"he is only 18 years old??"he is familiar with the California Labor Law and believes he was wrongfully terminated. As well, according to the California state labor law, he might also have been discriminated against.

February 25, 2009

Employers Violate California Labor Law

Lompoc, CA Many employers think they can violate California labor laws by taking advantage of their minimum wage employees. They think they can get away with not giving them proper breaks, hoping that the employees will not stand up for their rights. Marie S. (not her real name) worked at a gas station for just over a year and says she thinks her employer regularly violated California labor law.

November 20, 2008

California Labor Law: Employees Keep Quiet to Keep Their Jobs

Los Angeles, CA Just because an employer does not specifically ask employees to work off the clock does not mean that the employer is not violating California labor laws. If the employer knows that work is being done off the clock, then the employer should be paying for those hours worked, even if that means paying overtime.

September 29, 2008
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