List of California Localities That Increased Minimum Wage July 1, 2020

If you’re like many people, you know that California has been working hard to increase the state minimum wage for several years, and that every January, increases take place across the state. Several municipalities are taking a more aggressive approach than the state is, which means employees who make minimum wage can expect an increase in your pay starting July ... 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

Overtime Laws

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

Gig Economy Workers and California Labor Laws

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

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

Read all articles