Employment Law

What are the First Steps to a Wage and Hour Collective Action Lawsuit?

California’s wage and hour laws require employers to pay employees at least minimum wage, respect the terms of an employment contract and pay overtime when applicable. Unfortunately, not every employer follows state employment laws. Many violate them to save money. If your employer has violated your wage and hour rights, find out if your fellow… read more

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Can I File a Sexual Harassment Complaint Anonymously?

Sexual harassment is an offense many men and women face at work in California. A 2018 study by Stop Street Harassment found that 81% of women and 43% of men in the U.S. have experienced some form of harassment or assault in their lifetimes. Sexual harassment can create a hostile or intimidating workplace and interfere… read more

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Is My Wage Doubled When Working Overtime?

California’s wage and hour laws are some of the best in the country for workers. California’s overtime law allows workers to collect 1.5 to 2 times their usual wages during overtime depending on how many hours worked in a period. Neither employers nor employees can waive overtime. Some employers, however, withhold overtime pay from workers… read more

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Examples of a Hostile Work Environment

Under state and federal employment laws, an employee can bring a lawsuit against an employer for a hostile work environment. You might be the victim of a hostile work environment if a coworker, boss, supervisor or customer crossed a line into bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination or crimes against you such as physical assault that make… read more

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Risks of Holiday Work Parties in California

Hosting a holiday work party may improve workplace culture and boost morale around the office, but it could also lead to personal injuries and company liability if an employer is not careful. The atmosphere at a holiday work party can be conducive to potential issues such as employee intoxication and sexual assault. An employer that… read more

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What Can I Do If My Final Paycheck Is Delayed?

You should never have to wait more than 72 hours to receive your final paycheck from an employer in California. Whether you quit your job or your boss laid you off, you should receive your final paycheck within 72 hours at the latest. In job termination situations, your employer has a legal obligation to give… read more

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6 Ways to Legally Confront Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination is the unfavorable treatment of a person because of his or her color, race, nationality, age, disability, gender or another protected class. Discrimination at work can create an unwelcoming or hostile work environment for the victim. If you believe you are experiencing discrimination in the workplace in Los Angeles, you have rights. You have the power… read more

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Should I Find Another Job After Being Wrongfully Terminated?

Wrongful termination is a grave injustice that could change your life. An employer wrongfully terminating you could cause your family great financial and emotional strife. You may be able to get your job back if your lawyer can prove wrongful termination. Even if you fight the termination and win, however, your workplace could have uncomfortable… read more

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The Positives of Working Overtime

Overtime is tricky. Some employees enjoy working overtime since it can mean higher paychecks and other perks. Others resent having to stay late, especially at jobs that require mandatory overtime or that do not give overtime pay. Working overtime can have many benefits for both the employee and the employer, provided that California employment laws… read more

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Why Employers Commit Wage and Hour Violations

California’s wage and hour laws are some of the best in the country. California is largely employee-friendly, favoring workers over employers in many cases. The rules of overtime pay, minimum wage and mandatory breaks give employees leverage when negotiating the terms of employment with employers. Unfortunately, not all companies are honest or fair in California…. read more

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