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...

Employee Rights Update – Accrued Vacation, Workplace Safety, & Drug/Alcohol Testing

In this segment of ‘Weekly Employee Rights Update’, we aim to provide our employee subscribers with timely educational information from recent cases and laws. Accrued Vacation: As summer commences, here are some employee rights tidbits related to the summer season. Let us begin with everyone’s favorite summe...

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...

In 2015, Employee Rights Expand by California Family Rights Act

In 2015, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council will provide employees with additional workplace discrimination protections under the California Family Rights Act ("CFRA"). The CFRA is California's version of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), and offers expanded employee rights. See t...

Whistleblower Retaliation, wrongful termination and OSHA violations in California employment

The Los Angeles Employment Attorney law firm of Stephen Danz & Associates (with offices throughout California) represents whistleblowers in numerous industries including construction. In a recent case we settled, a roofer fell through a "false" floor at a Sheriff's substation and was nearly impaled by steel b...