If you’re like most people, you know that your employer has to pay you fair wages for the hours you work – but what are fair wages, and is there a “fair wage act” that governs how much an employer must pay? This guide explains. FAQ on Fair Wages in California The Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, governs how … Read More
Mandatory Meetings Outside Normal Work Hours: How Much Does Your Employer Owe You?
Mandatory Zoom meetings, phone calls and texts outside work hours? If that’s what your pandemic-era work schedule looks like, your employer may owe you money. Here’s what you need to know about mandatory meetings after work hours, constant emails and texts, and phone calls as they related to your pay. Mandatory Meetings Outside Normal Work Hours Under the Fair Labor … Read More
Labor Laws in California: Frequently Asked Questions
Labor laws in California are generally more protective of workers than federal laws are – but what are your rights as an employee in California? How many days can you work in a row without a day off? Can you be fired without reason? This guide explains labor laws in California designed to protect workers and ensure that the state’s … Read More
If you’re an hourly worker in California, you need to know about overtime laws – what they are, which workers they protect, and who’s exempt from overtime law protections. This guide walks you through federal overtime laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, and California’s state laws. What Are Overtime Laws in the U.S.? Is overtime required by law? … Read More
What is a Class Action Lawsuit?
If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of class action lawsuits – maybe you’ve even seen television commercials and ads on your Facebook news feed about signing up to participate in one. But what is this type of lawsuit, and how does it work? How many people have to participate in one, and what happens when you win? This guide … Read More
Not a “New” Overtime Law, but How Does Overtime Work in California?
In California, there isn’t a new overtime law – but in 2018, there are several overtime rules in place to protect workers. Not a “New” Overtime Law, but How Does Overtime Work in California? California overtime law says that non-exempt employees aged 18 or over, or minor employees who are 16 or 17 but aren’t required to attend school and … Read More
California Labor Laws 101
California labor laws are designed to protect workers from bad business practices, and they’re pretty comprehensive. In many cases, California’s laws are more protective of workers than federal laws are, and courts here generally fall back on the laws that provide more protection when an issue arises. But what do California labor laws cover? Here’s what you need to know. … Read More
California Employment Law Basics
California employment law covers a broad range of topics, but the underlying theme is that each piece of legislation is in place to protect workers in Glendale, Los Angeles and everywhere else in the state. The laws cover things like minimum wage, meal and rest breaks, and overtime pay, as well as salary classifications (contractor vs. employee) and several other … Read More