The federal Age Discrimination Enforcement Act, or ADEA, went in to effect 50 years ago in 1968. This federal law protects workers in Los Angeles and across the country form age discrimination, including things like being overlooked for new positions because of one's age and unfair terminations or even targeted layoffs that are designed to weed out older, and supposedly more expensive, workers from a company.
The ride-sharing giant Uber, which has a presence in Los Angeles and other parts of California, is reportedly under scrutiny from the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, for its hiring and other practices.
When you work overtime in California, you expect your employer to pay you the overtime money you earned as soon as possible. This money is important to you and your family, and often means the difference between getting some little extras and having to forego them. But when exactly do you get your overtime pay?
As this blog has discussed on previous occasions, employees in Los Angeles enjoy the protection of both federal laws and separate California laws that may offer California employees protection above and beyond what the laws of the United States require.
The City of San Diego, has agreed to pay $442,000 in damages to several helicopter medics to resolve their claims that they were not paid overtime despite the fact that they were assigned to work for 56 hours every week.