What to Do if Your Employer Misclassifies You as An Exempt Employee

Some employees in California are exempt from overtime protections – but most are entitled to them. But what can you do if your employer misclassifies you as an exempt employee when you’re really a nonexempt employee? This guide explains. What to Do if Your Employer Misclassifies You as An Exempt Employee Sometimes employers make mistakes, and sometimes job descriptions evolve ... Read More

The Definitive Guide to Exempt Employees in California

If you’re like most people, you know some workers in California are exempt and some are nonexempt. But which one are you, and what do those two terms refer to? This guide explains whether you’re an exempt employee or you’re a nonexempt employee – and what the differences are between the two. The Definitive Guide to Exempt Employees in California ... Read More

What Happens to Employers That Intentionally Misclassify Employees in California?

Unfortunately, some employers misclassify their employees to get out of paying them appropriately, offering certain benefits, and ensuring that the workers get the labor rights they deserve. But what happens to employers that intentionally misclassify employees in California – do they get into trouble, and are they required to compensate their misclassified workers? Here’s what you need to know. What ... Read More

What is the Federal Economic Realities Test?

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

Who is Subject to California’s Manner and Means Test?

California’s manner and means test is a test that determines whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee – and that’s important, because contractors and employees are entitled to different protections when it comes to pay, benefits, and even discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Only some people are subject to the manner and means test; other workers ... Read More

Fair Wages in California: FAQ

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

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