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Can An Employer Deny Time Off?
05.12.2023

Can an Employer Deny Time Off?

In general, an employer has the right to deny a vacation request from an employee. However, the specific circumstances surrounding the employee’s request and the employer’s reasons for denying the time-off request can be subject to legal limitations. Under federal law in the United States, there is no requirement that employers provide employees with paid […]

On Call Pay In California
05.10.2023

On-Call Pay in California

In California, employers are generally required to pay employees for all hours worked, including any time spent on-call. However, the specific rules for on-call hours in California can depend on the circumstances of the on-call employee arrangement, hours worked, the employee’s job duties and regular working hours, and state minimum wage and/or labor laws. Under […]

Continuing Violation Doctrine In California
05.09.2023

Continuing Violation Doctrine in California

The continuing violation doctrine is a legal principle that applies in California employment law. It allows an employee to file a discrimination claim based on a pattern of conduct that occurred over time, even if some of the conduct falls outside the statute of limitations period. In California, the statute of limitations period for filing […]

Tip Laws In California
05.02.2023

Tip Laws in California

Under California law, tips are the property of the employee who receives them. Employers may not take or share employees’ tips except under certain limited circumstances. California tip law dictates that employers are prohibited from using employees’ tips to offset the employer’s obligation to pay them minimum wage. Under California labor code, an employer cannot […]

What Happens If My Paycheck Is Late In California?
04.28.2023

What Happens if My Paycheck is Late in California?

According to California labor laws, employers are required to pay their employees their typical rate of pay, on time. If a paycheck is late, an employee may be able to file a wage claim to recover their wages. If an employer has an established payroll period and fails to pay a California employee on the […]

Is It Legal To Work 7 Days In A Row?
04.24.2023

Is it Legal to Work 7 Days in a Row?

In the United States, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that does not limit the number of consecutive days that an employee can work, but it does require that non-exempt employees be paid overtime for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Some states may have their own laws regarding […]

Collecting Interest On Unpaid Wages
04.21.2023

Interest on Unpaid Wages: California

According to California’s wage and hour laws, employers are generally required to pay interest on unpaid wages owed to employees during any given pay period. The interest rate is set by California law and varies depending on the year and the type of wages owed. As of January 1, 2022, the interest rate for unpaid […]