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Wage & Hour Laws

Suitable Seating

What Is Suitable Seating? California employment law is complex and multifaceted and one important aspect of the law focuses on an employee’s right to suitable seating at work. According to the law, employees in California must be provided with a suitable seat when the nature

Rest Periods

What Are Rest Periods? California labor laws have strict requirements in place regarding rest periods for employees, and under these laws, rest periods are required for non-exempt employees who work four or more hours in a single workday. In other words, if you, as a

Time Clock Rounding

What Is Time Clock Rounding? California wage and hour laws rank among the toughest in the nation and these laws provide considerable protections for hourly employees with regard to keeping time and ensuring that these employees are appropriately compensated for all hours they work. However,

One Day’s Rest in Seven

What is One Day's Rest in Seven? Most nonexempt employees in the state of California are entitled to one day off every workweek, and any employer who refuses to give employees at least one day’s rest in seven may face legal action. As a California

Meal Periods

What Are Meal Periods? California employees have a right to regular meal periods during their scheduled workday, unless otherwise exempt, and any employer who fails to provide proper meal periods for employees is violating California wage and hour law. California wage laws were put in

Misclassification of Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees

What Is Employee Exempt/Non-Exempt Classification? Similar to the matter of California employees being misclassified as independent contractors is the issue of non-exempt employees being incorrectly classified as “exempt,” or not subject to important California wage and hour laws that establish standards for minimum wage, overtime

What is a Breach of Employment Contract?

What Is a Breach of Employment Contract? In a perfect world, employment agreements would be entered into with honest intentions, both sides would hold up their end of the agreement and no disputes would arise. However, this is not always the case and when one

The Private Attorney General Act (PAGA)

What Is PAGA? California employees suffering a Labor Code violation have an option for legal recourse in Private Attorney General Act of 2004 (PAGA), a state law that gives employees the authority to file lawsuits against employers for Labor Code violations and assess civil penalties

What Are Commissions?

What Are Commissions? There are a variety of ways California employees can be paid for the work they perform. Many employees are paid an hourly wage or a fixed salary, but some are paid on a commission basis, which means their wages are for sales-related

Misclassification of Employees and Independent Contractors

What Rights Do Independent Contractors Have? The misclassification of employees as independent contractors is a serious and ongoing problem in California, one that often results in employees being unfairly stripped of the rights afforded them by California labor laws. In the state of California, wage