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Los Angeles City Council Votes to Expand Paid Sick Leave

The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 in favor of a proposed ordinance that would permit Los Angeles workers to earn at least six paid sick leave days annually. The new paid sick leave entitlement would double the mandatory minimum under California’s statewide paid sick leave law. The proposed ordinance, which still needs to be … Continue Reading The post Los Angeles City Council Votes to Expand Paid Sick Leave appeared first on California Workplace Law Blog.
April 21, 2016

“Whistleblower” Retaliation Applies to Private Matters Unrelated to the Whistleblower’s Employment

An employer is prohibited from retaliating against an employee who makes a complaint to a government or law enforcement agency under California law. Labor Code section 1102.5(b), for example, makes it unlawful for a hospital to terminate a nurse because the nurse complained about a doctor to the Medical Board. It also would be unlawful … Continue Reading
October 16, 2015

ALERT: Podcast on Ebola in the Workplace

Everywhere you turn, Ebola is in the news.  Employers with concerns about the potential workplace implications of Ebola should listen to our complimentary podcast discussing legal and practical issues relating to the virus, including: Steps  to take to ensure OSHA and state workplace health and safety laws are satisfied; Legal compliance challenges that may arise when … Continue reading ALERT: Podcast on Ebola in the Workplace
October 28, 2014

PAGA Waivers may be Enforceable in Federal Courts

In the June 2014 Iskanian decision, the California Supreme Court carved out an exception to the general rule that class action waivers in arbitration agreements are valid, and concluded that the right to bring representative Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) claims cannot be waived through arbitration agreements. PAGA allows individual workers to pursue Labor Code … Continue reading PAGA Waivers may be Enforceable in Federal Courts
October 24, 2014

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