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Can I Sue My Employer for Unpaid Overtime in California?
07.20.2021

Can I Sue My Employer for Unpaid Overtime in California?

Unless you are exempt under California labor law, your employer must pay overtime wages if you work more than 8 hours per day or exceed 40 hours in a week. California wage and hour laws impose stiff penalties for companies that don’t pay unpaid wages. If you have unpaid overtime, you may be able to […]

Signs of Workplace Discrimination
07.20.2021

Signs of Workplace Discrimination

Most employees perceive workplace discrimination as a direct act against them due to their gender, race, ethnicity, and other factors. However, the signs of discrimination aren’t always obvious. There may be subtle hints your company is engaging in discriminatory practices. These are some of the many signs it may be occurring. Inappropriate Questions or Remarks […]

What to Do After a Construction Accident
07.20.2021

What to Do After a Construction Accident

The Center for Construction Research and Training found, in 2015, there were 80,000 construction accident injuries. Construction workers are at a much higher risk of injury than workers in other trades. If you work in the industry, there is the unfortunate chance you may suffer from a construction injury during the course of your employment. […]

What Is PAGA?
07.20.2021

What Is PAGA?

The Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) gives employees in California the right to file lawsuits against employers that violate the California Labor Code. Enacted in 2004 to help advance the enforcement of California labor law protections, the statute lets workers file a lawsuit on behalf of groups of employees. Aggrieved employees can recover civil penalties, […]

How to Prove Age Discrimination
07.20.2021

How to Prove Age Discrimination

Age discrimination is when an employee or job applicant is looked upon less favorably due to their age. Since 1967, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) has protected workers from discrimination and harassment; it protects job applicants/employees who are over age 40. The ADEA applies to private employers with 20 or more employees and […]

When Can You Sue an Employer for Wrongful Termination?
07.20.2021

When Can You Sue an Employer for Wrongful Termination?

Termination from any job is frustrating and can throw your life into turmoil. But suing an employer requires proving they broke the law. On top of that, many states have “at-will” employment laws that permit companies to fire workers whenever they feel it’s necessary. Employers can fire you for a breach of employment contract, poor […]

California Meal and Rest Break Laws
07.20.2021

California Meal and Rest Break Laws

California labor law requires employers to provide meal breaks and rest breaks. These are not included in federal wage and hour laws. Nonetheless, they are important for workers, as being hungry and tired negatively affects productivity and interactions with coworkers and customers. Violating meal/rest provisions of California employment law can result in penalties such as […]