Danz’ Weekly Five Employee Rights Law Update

In this segment of Danz' Weekly Five Employee Rights Law Update, we aim to provide our subscribers with a healthy dose of educational and timely information from recent cases or new laws. Enjoy. (1) Unpaid interns and volunteers are now considered employees when it comes to California's Fair Employment and Hou...

Percent of Retaliation Charges Filed w/ EEOC in 2014 Highest Ever

Keeping up with the trend of the last decade, retaliation charges continued to grow. In 2014, although workers filed the lowest number of discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the actual percent of charges that were retaliation-based were 42.8% which was the highest ever ...

Danz’ Weekly Five Employee Rights Law Update

In this inaugural segment of Danz' Weekly Five Employee Rights Law Updates to California Employees, we aim to provide our subscribers and with a healthy dose of informative and timely information from recent cases or new laws. Enjoy. (1) For shifts longer than twelve hours, California health care workers may n...

What is whistleblower protection in California?

When an employer is engaging in unlawful acts, not only do employees not have to go along with it, but these same employees can also take action by reporting the violations. Depending on the specifics of the unlawful acts, those who "blew the whistle" by reporting the illegal activities, may be able to receive a ...

Employees Who Witness Elder Abuse; Know What it is & Your Rights

Employees should know their rights when it comes to reporting elder abuse. With the number of baby-boomers on the rise, it is unfortunately inevitable that we will see the corresponding increased abuse of senior citizens. This "golden" generation is regrettably most susceptible to crime and neglect due to its acc...

2015 To Be Strongest for Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims

If 2014 is any indication, 2015 will be the strongest year yet for Whistleblower claims and retaliation protection.  Recent years showed an increase in government enforcement along with emergence of whistleblower and retaliation claims. With strengthened statutes and favorable case law, the landscape is ripe for...