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  • Top Four Overtime Laws To Know In California

    05 Nov 2017

    California Overtime laws were historically implemented to put financial pressure on employers to hire additional staff and to protect employees in weak bargaining positions from being overworked. The idea was to disincentivize employers by making it costly to task employees with... Read More

  • California Administrative Exemption Guide

    04 Nov 2017

    The administrative exemption in California is the most common weapon used by employers to deny employees essential labor rights such as overtime and minimum wages. Most of the time it is properly asserted, but often employees are illegally misclassified, leading to liability and... Read More

  • A Complete Guide to Gratuity & Tip Laws in California

    03 Nov 2017

    Employees in the hospitality industry already have it tough enough dealing with difficult customers who demand the world from them. Having to understand the minefield that is California tip laws is something they do not want to deal with. This is especially the case when faced... Read More

  • Computer Professional Exemption – A California Guide For Employees

    23 Oct 2017

    Depending on the circumstances, computer programmers, computer systems analyst, software engineers, and other similarly skilled workers can be exempt from overtime under California law as well as the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). Applicability of the computer... Read More

  • Are Unpaid Internships Legal in California? A Law Guide for Interns

    13 Oct 2017

    Unpaid Internships in California have seen a steady increase over the years. It’s easy to see why – internships give students and other young adults a way to obtain real time, hands on experience in fields they hope to pursue. They also give large companies a nearly endless... Read More

  • Requesting Your Employment Records & Personnel File (Sample Letter)

    07 Oct 2017

    You may have recently had some suspicions regarding your employer’s human resources practices. You may believe that your employer failed to properly account for the hours you worked, failed to pay you overtime, or terminated you for an unlawful reason. But before you drive... Read More

  • The California Professional Exemption Explained

    06 Oct 2017

    Are you aware of the rules used to classify an employee as an exempt professional under California law? Unlike the more strictly quantitative outside sales exemption salary basis test, California’s professional exemption relies on a number of tests, connected to both job... Read More

  • Outside Sales Exemption To California Employment Law – A 2017 Guide

    30 Sep 2017

    Are you unsure if California’s outside sales exemption might apply to you and your position? Are you concerned that you may have been misclassified by your employer? Both federal and California laws include several categories of worker which are considered exempt from certain... Read More

  • California Break Laws, What Must My Employer Provide?

    24 Sep 2017

    California break laws require that employers provide non-exempt employees with rest periods and meal periods during the workday. These laws have been implemented to prevent employees from working long hours in poor working conditions. They provide that employees are entitled to... Read More

  • Exempt v.s. Non Exempt Employee: California Law Explained

    23 Sep 2017

    California and Federal labor law provide employees basic rights such as minimum wage, overtime, and meal periods. Unfortunately, many different types of workers are “exempt” from obtaining these rights. Determining if an individual is really an exempt employee in California... Read More

  • Reporting California Labor Law Violations

    19 Aug 2017

    Reporting a California Labor Law violation can be a frightening but necessary task for aggrieved workers subjected to wage theft. Sometimes filing a wage claim seeking monetary compensation is not enough because it’s personal. If you are facing a similar scenario, reporting a... Read More

  • California Labor Board Complaint – How To File

    02 Aug 2017

    Workers frequently encounter wage and hour violations in the workplace but are often too intimidated to pursue a claim against their employers in civil court. Time constraints, expenses, the potential for verbal confrontation, and the adversarial nature of litigation discourages... Read More

  • How Do I Sue My Employer In California?

    28 Jul 2017

    An unanswered question that frequently pops up in the minds of most disgruntled California workers is simply “How Do I Sue My Employer in California?” The nuts and bolts of litigation can often be an intimidating topic to research, and most workers choose to hire attorneys... Read More

  • At Will Employment California,
    Can My Boss Fire Me At Anytime?

    16 Feb 2017

    At Will Employment California law provides that your employer can terminate you at any time, for any legal reason, so long as you are not employed under a contract for a specified term. In other words, pursuant to Labor Code section 2922, your employer can fire you at its own... Read More

  • Wrongful Termination California Guide

    16 Feb 2017

    Employees often have difficulty understanding what wrongful termination in California is, and distinguishing between a proper and improper firing by their employer. This is often due to the complicated nature of the employment relationship. The following article will provide... Read More

  • Top 4 Labor Law Rights Every Brand Ambassador Should Know

    02 Jan 2017

    Brand ambassador jobs have grown substantially in the past five years as companies look to expand their recognition. Temp agencies, serving as the middle men between large corporations and brand ambassadors, have profited extensively as a result. But as others have benefited... Read More

  • Must Employers Pay Overtime for Salaried Employees?

    13 Dec 2016

    Depending on who you ask during your next trip to the water cooler about whether employers must pay overtime for salaried employees you may get a different answer. This is because of the complexities surrounding overtime pay law, and the difficulty most people have in... Read More

  • 5 Labor Rights Every Cannabis Worker Should Know

    08 Dec 2016

    Demand for cannabis workers is forecasted to grow substantially in the state of California with the passage of proposition 64, which legalizes recreational marijuana. In fact, by 2026 many experts have projected that the cannabis industry is expected to generate a whopping fifty... Read More