How to Know if You’re a Contractor or Employee Under FEHA

How to Know if You’re a Contractor or Employee Under FEHA - Glendale and LA Employment Lawyers

Unfortunately, salary misclassification is fairly common in California – that’s what happens when an employer says that a worker is a contractor rather than an employee. Sometimes it’s completely unintentional; the employer actually believes the worker is a contractor. However, in some cases, employers deliberately misclassify employees in an effort to save money or dodge their tax obligations. That’s a … Read More

What is the Federal Economic Realities Test?

What is the Federal Economic Realities Test - California Employment Lawyers

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

FMLA Updates for 2021

FMLA Updates for 2021

The Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, is a bit of a living document – and these are the changes you need to know about this year. FMLA Updates for 2021 As of 2021, a handful of changes to FMLA have come from the California state legislature and federal agencies. However, some other changes have come into effect through … Read More

7 Common Employment Law Issues

7 Common Employment Law Issues

Employment law issues run the complete range from discrimination and harassment at a job to unsafe conditions – but one thing remains the same: If your employer is violating a law, you have legal recourse. Here’s a look at some common employment law issues and what to do about them. 7 Common Employment Law Issues Seven of the most common … Read More

Gig Economy Workers and California Labor Laws

Gig Economy Workers

Gig economy workers – people whose income consists of income-earning activities that exist outside an employer-employee relationship – aren’t entitled to the same California labor law protections as many employees are. So what protections do gig economy workers have in California? Here’s what you need to know. Gig Economy Workers and California Labor Laws California labor laws are designed to … Read More

Minimum Wage in Los Angeles

Minimum Wage in Los Angeles

The minimum wage in Los Angeles is set to go up to $13.25 per hour on July 1, and that’s right around the corner. In January, the statewide minimum wage increased to $11 per hour for workers at companies with 25 or fewer employees and $12 for workers at companies with 26 or more employees – but the city of … Read More

What is Assembly Bill 5, and How Does it Affect Independent Contractors?

Small Business and AB-5 in California - Independent Contractors

The California Assembly’s most recent foray into gig work legislation – an attempt to help workers get the employee status they deserve, rather than allowing companies to consider them independent contractors just to save a few bucks – is based on a California Supreme Court decision on employee misclassification. What is Assembly Bill 5, and How Does it Affect Independent … Read More

Truck Driver Pay Laws

Truck Driver Pay Laws

Truck driver pay laws can be a little confusing – and in some cases, trucking companies fail to pay drivers the overtime they deserve. That’s because the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, has a Motor Carrier Exemption. But not all drivers fall under that category. If you’re a truck driver, you need to know how truck driver pay laws … Read More

Contractor vs. Employee: What Are the Differences?

Contractor vs. Employee - Glendale Employment Lawyer

If you’re working in the state of California, you’re either an independent contractor or an employee – but what’s the difference, and how do you know which you are? Contractor vs. Employee: What Are the Differences? In many cases, independent contractors and employees work side-by-side with no apparent differences between them. However, there are a few important distinctions and each … Read More

Employee Rights in Glendale and Los Angeles, California

Employee Rights in California - Glendale, Los Angeles Employment Lawyer

Employees in Glendale, Los Angeles, and everywhere else in California are protected under state and federal laws—but how far do those protections go? What are “employee rights,” and how do they apply to your situation? What Are Employee Rights? The term employee rights refers to the basic rights you have in the workplace when you work for another person (or … Read More