A whistleblower is an employee who reports some kind of violation of state or federal law by his or her employer. This violation could be against the reporting employee (which is usually the case for sexual harassment claims) or it could be a general violation. California’s state government, as well as the federal government, has … Continue reading
A whistleblower is an employee who reports his or her employer because he or she reasonably believed that it committed an illegal act.
In 2014, three new laws were enacted and added to the California Whistleblower Protection Act. The act already prevented employers from retaliating against employees that reported violations of state and federal laws to government officials or the police. Here is a look at the three laws that strengthened whistleblower protections in California. The act was … Continue reading
Many situations can arise that would cause a worker to want to temporarily leave their job. They may have become injured, have a new child in the family, or want to leave to care for loved ones. While laws exist protecting worker rights to have leave time for these reasons, workers still may want to … Continue reading
Uber, the nationwide ridesharing company, has recently had a slew of allegations come against them, from sexual harassment to using technology to operate in banned areas, and now, telling one of their engineers to cover up the fact he stole illegal documents for them. Waymo, the self-driving company working with Google, claims that former employee … Continue reading
In the chicken industry, farmers that are categorized as independent contractors have to provide their own equipment, and are subject to practices most people would consider unfair by massive food corporations. For example, in 2008, a man rallied local farmers to file complaints against Tyson foods with the United States Department of Agriculture and their … Continue reading