California Minimum Wage in 2020
California minimum wage, in 2020, is going up for most people – and there’s a good chance you’re one of them. Here’s what you need to know. California Minimum Wage in 2020 The new minimum wage – $13 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $12 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees – takes ... Read More
How Many Hours Can an Employee Work Without a Break in California?
How many hours can an employee work without a break in California? Five. California law requires nonexempt employees to get a 30-minute meal break after working five hours in one day. Employees who work more than ten hours in a day are entitled to take another 30-minute meal break. But while five hours is the longest stretch of time a ... Read More
Medical Marijuana Retailers and 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
Tip Laws in California: What You Need to Know
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
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?
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