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Category Archives: Labor Law

Taking the Confusion out of Class Action Lawsuits

Taking the Confusion out of Class Action Lawsuits

When you think of a class action lawsuit, you probably have lots of questions. How will this benefit me? How much time and effort am I willing to put towards it? On the surface, joining a class action lawsuit may make you feel part of something “bigger” and winning a lawsuit could make you some money…but how much and is it worth it? Continue Reading

Are piece rate employees entitled to overtime pay?

Are piece rate employees entitled to overtime pay?

Piece rate pay is a unique and often beneficial way to structure an employee’s pay. It’s typically used in the agriculture, installation, mechanic, and transportation industries. It can be beneficial to employers and employees because it allows an employer to provide employees added incentive for working hard, giving the employee freedom to work harder and/or be more efficient. Continue Reading

Can I File an Overtime Claim?

Can I File an Overtime Claim?

Can I File an Overtime Claim? Understanding your rights under California’s overtime laws Overtime pay has always been a hot topic among employers and employees alike. In light of California’s new mandatory minimum wage law, understanding overtime laws is becoming more important to all parties involved. California law says that employers must pay employees at… Continue Reading

What is a Wage Claim?

What is a Wage Claim?

What is a Wage Claim? What should you do if you believe you have one? When an employer doesn’t pay workers according to the law, it’s called “wage theft”. There are a number of state and federal laws and regulations employers must follow in order to ensure their employees are treated and paid fairly. These… Continue Reading

California Minimum Wage Law Series – Part I

California Minimum Wage Law Series – Part I

California Minimum Wage Law Series – Part I One of California’s newest and most widely debated new employment and labor laws is the new mandatory minimum wage law.  Governor Brown signed SB-3 into law on April 4, 2016, requiring California to raise its mandatory minimum wage to $15 per hour by the end of 2022.… Continue Reading

It’s Back to School Time – What You Need to Know about the California School Leave Law

It’s Back to School Time – What You Need to Know about the California School Leave Law

It’s Back to School Time – What You Need to Know about the California School Leave Law It’s back to school time again! After a long summer, most parents welcome a new routine and predictable schedule, especially parents who work full-time. But, a new school year also brings endless paperwork, meeting new teachers, field trips,… Continue Reading

Meal and Rest Breaks…Are They Important?

Meal and Rest Breaks…Are They Important?

Meal and Rest Breaks…Are They Important? California employers are under greater scrutiny today than ever before. Keeping up with all of the laws and regulations can be daunting and exceedingly complicated. Litigation is common, especially when dealing with meal and rest breaks. It’s extremely important California employers understand the rules and clearly convey them to… Continue Reading

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