Reporting Time Pay in the Retail Industry: An Analysis of Ward v. Tilly’s

This article will discuss a recent case out of the Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeals, Ward v. Tilly’s, Inc. On February 4, 2019, the Court determined that an employee who works in retail is entitled to “reporting time pay”, when the employer schedules that employee for “on-call shifts” and requires that employee to call in two … Read More

California Minimum Wage Increases January 1, 2019

California Minimum Wage Increases January 1, 2019: Your Legal Rights if Your Employer Fails to Compensate You At the New Minimum Wage Absent a few exceptions, employers are required to pay their employees minimum wage for all hours worked. While “all hours worked” has been the subject of much litigation, it is beyond the scope of this article. The California … Read More

3 Things Most People Don’t Know About Unpaid Wages

3 Things Most People Don’t Know About Unpaid Wages

When you work, you’re entitled to pay for what you’ve done – whether you’re an hourly worker, a salaried worker or someone who works for commissions. But sometimes employers don’t pay their employees for work performed. And if that’s happened to you, you may need to file a claim against your employer to get the money it owes you. 3 … Read More

Hourly Employees Working Off the Clock

Hourly Employees Working Off the Clock - Glendale Employment Lawyer

Hourly employees working off the clock, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, should usually be paid – and overtime rules should apply. Otherwise, the employer may be breaking the law. Working off the clock can include things like: Staying late (after you’ve already punched out or your shift is over) to help out around the workplace Going to work early … Read More

Do You Need to Work With an Unpaid Wages Lawyer?

Unpaid Wages Lawyer in Glendale, California

If you’re like many people whose employers have not paid for work performed, you know you could have an unpaid wages claim – but how much do you know about how these claims work and whether you need an unpaid wages lawyer? Some people are entitled to compensation because an employer fails to pay them what it owes. While you … Read More

What Are Unpaid Commissions?

What Are Unpaid Commissions - Glendale Employment Lawyer

Commissions are compensation paid to a person for sales-related activities they perform for a company – and unpaid commissions are a bigger problem than you think. When you enter into a written commission agreement with an employer, the employer is required to pay you what you’ve earned. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way. What Are Commissions? Commissions are wages … Read More

What is the Prevailing Wage?

What is the prevailing wage in California - Glendale Employment Lawyer

If you’re a worker who participated in a public works contract, you’re entitled to earn the pay and benefits paid to the majority of workers, laborers, and mechanics in the largest city in the county. That’s called the prevailing wage, and here’s how it works. What is the Prevailing Wage? The prevailing wage rate is the “basic hourly rate paid … Read More

California’s Minimum Wage Went Up – Did Yours?

California's Minimum Wage Went Up - Did Yours - Glendale Employment Lawyer

California’s minimum wage went up on January 1, 2018. It’s now $10.50 per hour, and according to lawmakers, that figure is climbing its way to $15 per hour by 2022 – this is the first of several pay increases that the 2016 minimum wage law put into effect. The law affects everyone, but it’s staggered based on business type. Small … Read More

California Overtime Laws for Hourly Workers

California Overtime Laws for Hourly Workers in Glendale

In the state of California, employers are required to pay employees overtime – but how much, and when does it kick in over and above regular pay? California Overtime Laws for Hourly Workers The amount of overtime an employer owes an employee depends on the length of an employee’s shift and how many days the employee has worked during the … Read More

Fair Work Breaks for Hourly Factory and Warehouse Workers in California

Fair Work Breaks for Hourly Factory and Warehouse Workers in California

Fair work breaks for factory workers – that’s what California law requires. All workers are entitled to periodic breaks and, in many cases, meal breaks. However, many factory workers are exploited and denied fair work breaks… and that’s against the law. What Are Fair Work Breaks? In California, employers have to provide meal and rest breaks for employees. Here’s the … Read More