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Category: Wage & Hour Laws

California’s Meal and Rest Laws 2019

Posted in Wage & Hour Laws on August 6, 2019

California is one of the best places to live as an employee in America. California’s employment laws generally favor employees, with extensive medical leave benefits and strong anti-discrimination laws. California also has meal and rest break requirements all employers must obey, or else face penalties. Understanding California’s current meal and rest break rules could help… read more

California Sick Leave Laws & Entitlements 2019

Posted in Wage & Hour Laws on June 17, 2019

California has some of the most employee-friendly laws in the country. Most employers in the state have to obey certain laws that require them to provide paid or unpaid medical and family leave. Understanding the rights you have as a worker in California can help you request sick leave and fight for sick days or… read more

What Are My Rights as a Freelance Worker in California?

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on September 28, 2018

You may hear a lot about “employee’s rights” in Los Angeles, but what if you aren’t technically an employee? As flexible and remote work options become more prominent throughout the U.S., the number of people working as freelancers or independent contractors is growing. A freelancer works for him/herself, with no “boss” or employer. With the… read more

Arbitration Agreements – Can Your Employer Make You Waive Your Rights?

Posted in Class Action,Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on August 16, 2018

Arbitration Agreements Are Generally Enforceable An issue that sometimes comes up at work is an arbitration agreement.   What happens when an employer requires employees to sign an arbitration agreement? In general, if an arbitration agreement meets certain legal requirements, employers can require them and they can be enforceable. In those cases, any claim that… read more

Are Your Unpaid Wages Too Trivial? Maybe Not

Posted in Class Action,Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on August 3, 2018

California Supreme Court Decision – Troester v. Starbucks The term “de minimis” is a legal concept. It basically means that the legal system does not deal with “trifles”, or trivial things.  That’s what Starbucks argued when a former Starbucks employee, Douglas Troester, brought a class action lawsuit for a few minutes of unpaid “off the… read more

HR group argues federal exempt overtime threshold should rise

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on October 4, 2017

A federal judge recently scuttled plans to raise the salary level that helps determine whether employees are entitled to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Workers who are subject to the federal FLSA are generally entitled to overtime pay unless they meet a specific exemption from the law. The salary level is part of… read more

How can I use my paid sick leave?

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on June 8, 2017

As part of an ongoing mission to alleviate employee anxiety concerning the need to take time off for unexpected illness or medical treatment, our blog has been closely examining California’s Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act of 2015. As we discussed in previous posts, this landmark law establishes that qualifying workers in the Golden State —… read more

Can I take a break to eat at work?

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on June 6, 2017

One of the most common questions that California workers ask is also one of the most basic – “am I entitled to a break to eat?” In short, the answer is yes. Most people are entitled to at least one meal break for each shift they work. Hourly workers are also entitled to periodic rest… read more

How is paid sick leave allocated under California law?

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on May 25, 2017

Last week, our blog began discussing how many people often feel anxious about calling in sick to work, as some are concerned about falling behind or missing important meetings, and still others are fearful of possible retaliatory measures by their employer. To that end, we discussed how qualifying workers here in California — including full-time,… read more

Who’s eligible for paid sick leave under California law?

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on May 18, 2017

Most of us would prefer not to think about it, but there will come a time over the course of the work year when we develop some manner of illness from an especially nasty cold to an incapacitating intestinal ailment. Indeed, even though we might try our best to try to make it to our… read more

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