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

Medical Marijuana Retailers and Class Action Lawsuits

Medical Marijuana Retailers and California Employment Laws - Class Action Lawsuits

Medical marijuana companies – dispensaries, growers and large-scale operations that coordinate the entire supply chain – have recently started getting a lot of attention for failing to stick to California’s wage and hour laws. In fact, they’ve been the subject of a number of class action lawsuits recently. Here’s what you need to know. Related: What is a class action … Read More

What is a Class Action Lawsuit?

What is a Class Action Lawsuit - Los Angeles and Glendale Employment Class Action

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

Tip Laws in California: What You Need to Know

Tip Laws in California - What You Need to Know - Los Angeles Labor and Employment Lawyer

Many employees receive tips as part of their jobs – and you might be surprised to learn that there are tip laws in California. Occupations in the service industry, such as restaurant servers, housekeepers and drivers earn regular hourly pay from their employers, and customers have the option to give them extra money as a tip or gratuity for service. … Read More

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

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

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

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

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

Independent Contractor Wage and Hour Claims

Independent Contractor Wage and Hour Claims - Glendale and LA Employment Lawyer

Many of the requirements that apply to compensating employees do not extend to independent contractors. For that reason, employers often attempt to misclassify workers as independent contractors when they are actually acting as bona fide employees. This is an ongoing issue affecting workers in California as the cost of labor and standards of living continue to rise. Many companies attempt … Read More