Overtime is defined as any hours worked over 8 in a day or 40 in a week. California law requires that employees be paid 1.5 times their regular hourly wage for any overtime hours worked. Employers who violate this law can be subject to penalties, including back pay and damages. If your employer has violated overtime laws and failed to … Read More
The Definitive Guide to Unpaid Commissions in California
Unpaid commissions in the state of California are monies that are earned by an employee but not paid out to them by their employer. These unpaid wages can be the result of an employer’s failure to pay commissions that are owed, or an employer’s illegal deduction of commission payments. Employees who are owed unpaid commissions may be able to recover … Read More
5 Common Ways Employers Violate Wage and Hour Laws in California
Employers are supposed to follow wage and hour laws in the state of California. However, this guide outlines five ways employers often violate them. 5 Common Ways Employers Violate Wage and Hour Laws in California If you’re like most people, you know that employers are supposed to stick to the law when it comes to paying employees and giving them … Read More
California Workers’ Rights to Be Paid Fair Wages for Work
In the state of California, workers have the right to be paid fair wages for work. That means employers are legally required to pay at least the minimum wage for the state, which is higher than the federal minimum wage. Employers are also required to pay nonexempt employees for overtime hours worked, as well as provide breaks for employees who … Read More
Does Your Immigration Status Affect Your Workplace Rights in California?
Workers in California have specific rights outlined by federal and state laws – but what if you’re an undocumented immigrant? What if you’ve been deported before and are currently in the United States unlawfully? Does your immigration status affect your workplace rights in California? This guide explains. Does Your Immigration Status Affect Your Workplace Rights in California? Your immigration status … Read More
What Rights Do Employees Have in California?
If you’re like many people, you’re aware that as a worker in the state of California, you have some rights – but you may not know exactly what they are or how to exercise them. This guide explains what rights employees have in California and what happens if your employer fails to meet them. What Rights Do Employees Have in … Read More
What to Do if Your Employer Misclassifies You as An Exempt Employee
Some employees in California are exempt from overtime protections – but most are entitled to them. But what can you do if your employer misclassifies you as an exempt employee when you’re really a nonexempt employee? This guide explains. What to Do if Your Employer Misclassifies You as An Exempt Employee Sometimes employers make mistakes, and sometimes job descriptions evolve … Read More
The Definitive Guide to Exempt Employees in California
If you’re like most people, you know some workers in California are exempt and some are nonexempt. But which one are you, and what do those two terms refer to? This guide explains whether you’re an exempt employee or you’re a nonexempt employee – and what the differences are between the two. The Definitive Guide to Exempt Employees in California … Read More
What Happens to Employers That Intentionally Misclassify Employees in California?
Unfortunately, some employers misclassify their employees to get out of paying them appropriately, offering certain benefits, and ensuring that the workers get the labor rights they deserve. But what happens to employers that intentionally misclassify employees in California – do they get into trouble, and are they required to compensate their misclassified workers? Here’s what you need to know. What … Read More
What is the Federal Economic Realities Test?
When a federal court has to determine whether a worker is an employee or a contractor, it uses something called the economic realities test. In many ways, the economic realities test is a lot like the state of California’s manner and means test. What is the Federal Economic Realities Test? The federal economic realities test is a test that determines … Read More