Bag Checks are Now Paid Time According to California Supreme Court Ruling

Is it legal for employers to hold you for security bag checks after you clock out? This has been a debate raging since 2009 when a class action against Apple of now-over 12,000 employees formed concerning mandatory bag checks. Initially, the lower courts ruled that Apple did not have to pay their employees for the […]

7 Signs that You’ve Been Misclassified as a Contractor

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Independent contractors are not entitled to minimum wage, benefits, or overtime pay. This allows actual contractors to work freely on long or short projects, setting a rate to charge based on the temporary value of their work. Real contracts find freedom in non-employee status. However, when employers start misclassifying employees as contractors, it’s a way […]

Is Your Employer’s Dress Code Policy Unfair?

Many employers require their workers to adhere to a dress code that suits the needs of their businesses. While the law does allow employers to implement dress codes, it also prohibits employers from infringing on the workers’ rights while doing so. You might be eligible for compensation or reimbursement if your employer has violated California […]

Your On-Call Employer Might Owe You Money

Being an on-call employee has its perks, but it also has its plights. Failure to receive appropriate wages is one of them. You may be entitled to compensation if you’re an on-call worker in California. You’ll be pleased to know that a California employment attorney might be able to help you if you feel as […]

What is Marital Discrimination?

When most people think about discrimination, they think about race, religion, age, and sex. However, there are so many different types of discrimination that it can be hard to figure out what is truly discrimination and what isn’t.  So, what is marital discrimination?  Marital discrimination is when an employee is treated unfairly because of his […]

Are you Vulnerable to Investment Fraud?

Every day we hear about scammers and fraudsters trying to rip people off — from gas pump scammers to credit card scammers, from identity theft to Medicare fraud, from gutter installations to credit repair, these scam artists are everywhere. The list of potential swindles is endless. The practice of scamming people is not new – […]

EEOC Pay Equality: Even Netflix Has to Pay Fair

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the source of most of our workplace equality laws. Laws relating to fairness in pay and treatment in the workplace stem from EEOC regulations that must be obeyed by all businesses in the country. From the smallest sandwich shop to the biggest corporation, it is illegal to intentionally […]

What is Securities Fraud?

There are many different types of fraud that occur on a regular basis. Sometimes it is easier to see that something is going on, while others can be harder to catch. Securities fraud is becoming more serious and it is something that you need to be aware of, if you are investing your money for […]

Employees Forced to Remain On-Call without Pay

California law is very strict when it comes to overtime, being on call, and the wages that employees need to be paid. Any employer who doesn’t follow these guidelines could find themselves in legal trouble. Any employee who feels like they aren’t being paid properly should consult with an experienced employment lawyer to make sure […]

I Think My Employer is Messing With My PTO. Is That Legal?

Paid time off in California is a luxury, not a requirement. If a job wants to try and look more appealing, then they’ll include a nice, appealing paid time off deal in their job offer. If you receive paid time off (PTO) in the state of California, this also means that you never lose those […]