Retaliation For Unsafe Working Conditions & Your Rights

Have you seen the television show Desperate Housewives? One of the actresses appearing on the show, Nicolette Sheridan, sued the production company under Labor Code section 6310 alleging she was terminated in retaliation for a complaint she filed alleging battery by the show's producer. This post will discuss Labor Co...

Recent Cases in Employee Privacy Rights, Workplace Arrangements, and Overtime

Three cases from this week showed how employee privacy, workplace arrangements, and overtime remain hot topics in the California employment law landscape. The first case is a settlement by Sony Pictures where it agreed to pay at least $2 million dollars and up to $4.5 million to a proposed class of former and curren...

Quit old job, denied new public employment job in Los Angeles

As a Los Angeles-based employee rights law firm, we've received numerous calls from folks who've quit their old jobs on the promise of a new job. When they have actually relocated to take the job and then it is taken away from them at or near the time they were supposed to start, they are understandably upset. Employee...

Whistle Blower Retaliation Awards for Punitive Damages

A FLordia resident received what is probably the highest damage award in history against R.J.Reynolds Tobacco Comkpany. The verict was 23.6 Billion (with a B!), based on "only" $17 Million compensatory losses. Punitive damages are available under California State Law (Civil Code 3294, 3295) when an "officer, director o...