Employment Law Blog

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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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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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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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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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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Wages & Hours

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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