Employment Law Blog

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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Employment Law Blog

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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Wages & Hours

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, and a multitude of other tasks required to keep our economy going. And despite all this, they are frequently taken advantage of by greedy companies. It is because our...

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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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Employment Law Blog

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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Employment Law Blog

What Are Time Clock Laws in California?

If you’re an employee in California, make sure your employer pays you for your time and lets you rest. California law takes proper employee compensation and break times seriously. If an employer violates California time clock laws regarding employee breaks and compensation, they might have to pay damages. To receive damages for time clock violations, employees need to know...

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Employment Contracts Attorney in NYC

Have you received a new job offer? Congratulations! That is a great accomplishment, especially when New York has recently seen unemployment rates as high as 8.2%. Though you should be grateful for a new employment opportunity, don’t forget what you bring to the table. If you’ve received an employment contract from your employer, don’t sell yourself short. Negotiate for...

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Can I Sue My Boss for Emotional Distress in California?

Mistreatment by your employer or boss can turn your efforts to make a living into an incredibly painful daily burden. You shouldn’t experience mistreatment at work. If you can’t continue working under your employer’s terrible treatment, can you sue your employer for emotional distress? In many cases, you can sue your employer for emotional distress, but it depends on...

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