California workers who report their employers for violating safety rules and other laws are protected under several federal whistleblower protection statutes. These laws forbid retaliation against people for filing whistleblower complaints or for participating in investigations. If the employers retaliate against the employees for engaging in protected activities, the whistleblowers are able to file retaliation complaints against them.
Many California workers who are required to make phone calls, send texts or write emails after normal work hours may be interested to learn that their employer may be responsible for paying them for this work. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are required to pay non-exempt employees for any and all overtime hours that they work, which could include any work done on mobile devices after normal work hours.
The continuing growth of the nation’s economy and the hiring gains this summer point to a bright future, especially when hiring for this year’s holiday season begins. But even with these gains in the marketplace, there are still countless people who may be discriminated against in the hiring process.
Two former Amazon workers are accusing the company of violating wage laws. They allege that the company failed to pay overtime, meal time and other requirements under state labor law.