California employment law ensures that all employees are given minimum protections regarding pay and breaks. These employee rights are important for workers to understand so that employers cannot treat them unfairly without consequence. However, the things employees are used to receiving may not be required under the law, such as vacation time. Also, some things, like overtime, are not given to every employee.
Without question, California employers have the right and responsibility to perform background checks on potential employees. Employers can check a variety of sources for information, including readily accessible public records. However, employers should not use any resource in an attempt to breach a person's medical privacy in order to make hiring decisions.
Working in the fast food industry can be very demanding. Fast food employees must perform their duties in a quick and friendly manner. They are hard workers just like any other workers in California. Most importantly from a legal perspective, fast food workers are employees.
It's no secret that when you bring to light the things that aren't being done right in a government workplace, or any workplace for that matter, there can be consequences. For some people, doing the right thing has meant putting their jobs on the line. Others have received verbal or written reprimands and even firings have followed honoring the truth. When, or if, you find yourself in similar situations, there are ways to protect yourself and your job.
An employee in California has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against his employer, Oracle Corp, for violating federal and California labor laws. The lawsuit alleges that the employee was fired due to his national origin. It also alleges that the company retaliated against the employee for standing up for another employee's rights.
Right now, unpaid interns in California are not legally protected from workplace discrimination and harassment. This is because unpaid interns are non-employees so these protections do not apply to these employees.