Whistleblower employees enjoy broader protection from new labor code 1102.5 amendments and court interpretations

California employees can now report their employers’ illegal activities with greater safeguards against retaliation.  Several amendments and a Ninth Circuit interpretation of Section 1102.5 broadens the scope of whistleblower protection. In 2014, the California legislature passed an amendment to California Civil Code Section 1102.5.  The amendment allows the whistle blower statute to apply “regardless of...
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California’s new fair pay act

Governor Jerry Brown signed the Fair Pay Act on October 6, 2015.  This new legislation amending California’s Fair Pay Act Cal. Labor Code §1197.5 is an ambitious attempt to close the salary gap between men and women in the same establishment with “substantially similar” work rather than just the “same jobs.”  The new legislation furthers...
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