Employment Law Blog

Can I Work Through My Lunch Break in California?

Sometimes you just want to finish up your work and be done. It’s not unusual to feel like the best way to accomplish that is by working through a lunch break. In some cases, it’s legal to waive your lunch break and work through your lunch period in California. In other cases, it is not. California meal period laws...

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What Is the Penalty for Not Paying Employees on Time in California?

California law dictates that all employers have a legal obligation to pay employees their wages when those wages are due. This law includes payment for overtime work and final paychecks. An employer not paying on time violates California labor laws and must be held accountable for their adverse actions. If your employer failed to pay you on time or...

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Does California Have Gender Identity Discrimination Laws?

California gender identity discrimination laws are plentiful. The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) in particular safeguards your right to work in an environment free from harassment. In California, your employer cannot fire, fail to hire, or unlawfully discriminate against you in any way because you are transgender, transitioning, or gender non-conforming.  If you believe you have been subjected...

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California AB 1003 Bill: What It Means for Employers

On September 27, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1003 into California law. The new 1003 2021 Assembly Bill establishes that intentional theft of an employee’s wages or tips is punishable as grand theft. The bill took effect on January 1, 2022. AB 1003 pumps up the volume on California’s punitive approach to wage and hour violations....

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California Minimum Wage Laws

Your time and labor are valuable, so it’s important to ensure your employer pays you what you’re worth. In most cases, you should be receiving the California minimum wage rate or more for your hard work. If you’re concerned your boss hasn’t been paying you what’s legally required under California minimum wage laws, you could be the victim of...

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Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employment in NY

It’s been a very long week. After five grueling twelve-hour days, you are ready for some rest. You are also ready for that overtime payment. However, when payday comes, you notice that you were paid at your regular rate for overtime hours. You think that this has to be a mistake, so you ask your employer. If your employer...

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What Are Considered Part-Time Hours in California?

American workers are the backbone of this country. Employees spend hours working over a burning hot grill, waiting tables, working on assembly lines, delivering packages in time for the holidays, nurturing other workers’ children until it’s time to go home—and a multitude of other tasks required to keep our economy going. And despite all this, they are frequently taken...

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Non Compete Agreements

Can I Void a Non-Compete Agreement in New York?

A non-compete agreement might seem like a trivial work request when you sign it, but the terms of that agreement can severely limit your ability to make a living after you separate from your employment. So what happens if you signed a non-compete agreement that has eliminated your job prospects? There are ways around a non-compete agreement, but you...

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How Many Days in a Row Can You Work in California?

If you are working 7 days in a row in California, you might be entitled to overtime pay. What is the maximum number of days allowed to work in a row? In many cases, your employer can’t require you to work seven days or more in a row. However, there are exceptions to this rule and certain loopholes you...

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