EEOC settles $425K age discrimination charges against Enterprise Rent-A-Car

The Los Angeles office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled age discrimination charges for $425,000 against Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Los Angeles, LLC (Enterprise), a subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings, North America's largest rental car company. The EEOC charges alleged that Ente...

Minimum Wage Increases Create Fresh Grounds for Lawsuits in California

Have you recently reviewed your paycheck to make sure your employer complied with the constantly increasing minimum wage? Aside from the current federal and state minimum wage rates of $7.25 and $9.00, respectively, local city minimums must also be followed. For example, we recently received notice that workers in sev...

Worker Classification and Amended Paid Sick Leave Law

The ‘Employee Rights Update’ provides our subscribers with timely educational information from recent cases and laws effecting California’s workplace. Most Workers are Employees rather than Independent Contractors: Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a new “Administrator Interpretatio...

Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary and Payroll Tax Witholding

In this segment of ‘Employee Rights Update’, we aim to provide our subscribers with timely educational information from recent cases and laws. 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act:  This week marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  In it...

Workers’ Bill of Rights and Recent Whistleblower False Claims Act Cases

In this segment of ‘Weekly Employee Rights Update’, we aim to provide our employee subscribers with timely educational information from recent cases and laws. San Francisco Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights: Attorneys at Stephen Danz and Associates continue to see drastic movement in employee rights in California...

New Updates on Accommodation, Retaliation, and California’s Family Rights Act

In this segment of ‘Weekly Employee Rights Update’, we aim to provide our employee subscribers with timely educational information from recent cases and laws. New Workplace Protection to Employees Requesting Accommodation: Last week, the California Assembly finalized its review of a bill that will revise portio...

New Paid Sick Leave Law Effective July 1, 2015

The Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522) provides that nearly all California employees are entitled to paid sick leave if: (1) they work 30 or more days in California within 1 year of employment starting July 1, 2015; and (2) they work 90 or more days for an employer. In other words, an employee has t...