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"Call an Attorney," Says California Labor Board

Sacramento, CA Bruce was terminated from his job while on medical leave and he contacted the California Department of Labor, hoping to file for unemployment. "When my case worker found out why I was fired, he told me that was illegal and advised me to call an attorney," said Bruce. According to the California Labor Law, even terminating "at will" employees while on medical leave is a violation of the California labor code.

January 14, 2011

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

Can California Labor Code Computers Not Keep Up?

Sacramento, CA A California labor law issue that's been simmering for years in the Golden State appears to pit state employees against elected officials, some with ties to unions. At the end of the day, it seems, California labor employment law is only as effective as the computers that regulate it.

July 20, 2010

California Labor Law: Stand Up for Your Rights Sooner than Later

Whittier, CA: David (not his real name) regrets that he didn't file a lawsuit against the airline company where he worked for more than 26 years. "I am more educated and stronger now to stand up for my rights," he says. David realizes, perhaps too late, that the company violated several California Labor Law violations and a contract with his union. "When you work in an environment this long, abuse becomes normal."

May 20, 2009

California Labor Law Violation: Workers Exploited

Sacramento, CA In a telling testament to the possibilities inherent with standing up for your rights and fighting back, two alleged violations of California state labor law have been thrust into the headlines. One is an action by employees while another is by the state attempting to protect workers within the provisions of California labor employment law. Either way, California labor laws are to be respected or consequences will ensue.

April 5, 2009

California Labor Law: Taking a Bite Out of Apple

San Diego, CA The California computer giant has long been accused of working their employees to the bone??"but this time Apple allegedly has a new worm. The mother of the iPod and the iPhone has been accused of violating California labor laws by mis-classifying employees in a bid to evade the payment of overtime.

August 11, 2008
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