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. Under California labor law, employers are not required to offer mandatory grace periods for clocking in and out. However, employers have the option to provide a voluntary 10-minute grace period for employees when they clock out. This flexibility aims to...

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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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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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Wages & Hours

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

Imagine: You arrive for your shift at the LA restaurant where you work on payday, looking forward to taking home a paycheck at the end of the night. But when you go to your manager to pick up your paycheck, your manager doesn’t have it. He says the restaurant is having a temporary cash flow problem but promises that...

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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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How to Win a Wage Claim in California

California has a robust set of laws that protect workers’ wage rights. The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement⁠ (DLSE) is the state-level agency that handles wage claims made by California employees. The law allows for several options for an employee to win a California wage claim. If you are having trouble getting your final pay from your old...

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Waiting Time Penalty for Final Wages in California

California law states that when you end your employment relationship with an employer, they must pay your final wages immediately. If they don’t, then there are remedies available to you against your old employer . California workers should not have to wait days, weeks or months for their final paychecks. If the employer is holding your final pay hostage...

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Zoom and the Inside Sales Exemption

The Coronavirus pandemic is forcing rapid change on the way we work and some of those changes might stick.  Zoom meetings, for example, are replacing business trips while travel is restricted.   But will the convenience and efficiency of online meetings reduce business travel once the restrictions are lifted? Why travel to see prospects when you can meet them...

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Business Expense Reimbursement for San Francisco Employees

Many San Francisco employees are required to commute between two or more work sites during the day.  This obligation raises several important issues that San Francisco employees should be aware of.  First, San Francisco employees are entitled to be reimbursed for all work related out-of-pocket expenses, such as travel related expenses, cell phone charges, meal and entertainment expenses, and...

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IS JESSE PINKMAN ENTITLED TO OVERTIME PAY?

THIS POST CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS Jesse Pinkman has a lot of things on his mind, including an open DEA investigation and the violent death of everyone he’s ever loved.  Unpaid wages are probably not high on his list of priorities. Still, he may want to think about talking to an employment lawyer when the dust settles, as Jesse may...

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