Not all organizations are as upfront and honest about their business practices as they should be. When an employer's deceitful or unjust behaviors go so far as to break the law, employees may carry a heavy conscience.
Recently, California passed a series of employment laws, one of which makes a number of stipulations regarding unlawful employment practices under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
Many employees in California are unaware that their employers have a legal obligation to provide uninterrupted meal and rest breaks. So, what exactly defines an unpaid meal or rest break at work?
The California Equal Pay Act has long prohibited employers from paying employees less than other employees of the opposite sex for equal work. However, many employees continue to experience wage disparity between genders and ethnicities.
You worked hard to earn your wages -- don't let your employer keep them from you. California has some of the strongest wage and hour laws in the world, and compared with federal wage laws, California law offers more protections for employees. But, as California's minimum wage has steadily climbed in recent years, more and more employers have failed to compensate their employees appropriately.
Nurses dedicate their careers to caring for other people. Like the patients you serve, you too deserve appropriate care. You also deserve fair treatment and pay for your work. The state of California protects all nurses' rights, whether you are a full-time or a temporary employee.