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Five Common Wage and Hour Violations in California

Posted on: August 13, 2020

Wage and hour laws are designed to protect employees from exploitation When you have a job, you — rightfully — expect to be paid for the hours that you work. Federal and state wage and hour laws exist to make sure that employers pay their workers fairly. Unfortunately, employers throughout California may still try to […] read more →

Are You Entitled to Severance Under California Law?

Posted on: August 10, 2020

California law does not mandate severance pay. If you have been fired or laid off from your position, you may be wondering if you are entitled to any type of compensation under California law. Generally, your employer must pay you for all of the hours that you have worked, as well as for unused vacation […] read more →

Rideshare Companies Threaten to Leave California Over New Law

Posted on: August 6, 2020

The question of whether gig workers should be employees or independent contractors is on the ballot in November In 2019, California enacted Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), which codified a test set forth by the California Supreme Court. This test is used to determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor. Under AB5, many […] read more →

How Do I Know If I Have an Employment Law Claim Against My Employer?

Posted on: August 3, 2020

A consultation with a lawyer can offer you valuable insight into a potential lawsuit. It isn’t unusual to have a bad experience at your job. Maybe your coworkers were competitive and unhelpful, or your boss was constantly screaming at you. It is possible to have a truly awful work situation — without having a claim […] read more →

What Happens If My Boss Pays Me Late — Or Doesn’t Pay Me at All?

Posted on: July 31, 2020

You may be able to file a legal claim if your employer doesn’t pay you on time. When you go to work, you perform your job with an expectation that you will get paid. After all, few of us would go to work if we weren’t paid to do so. But what happens if your […] read more →

Can Your Boss Retaliate Against You for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim?

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If you face negative employment consequences for filing a workers’ compensation claim in California, you can file a legal claim against your employer. The California workers’ compensation system is designed to ensure that injured workers get the benefits that they need to heal and (when possible) get back to work. This no-fault system of insurance […] read more →

How Do I Report My California Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Posted on: July 28, 2020

Follow these steps to obtain workers’ comp benefits. In California, most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Under the California Workers’ Compensation Act, employees who suffer an injury or develop an illness in the course and scope of their employment are entitled to certain benefits through the workers’ comp system. […] read more →

Can I Get Workers’ Comp for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Posted on: July 27, 2020

Carpal tunnel syndrome and other occupational diseases are covered by workers’ compensation. There is a common misconception that the California workers’ compensation system is just for injuries suffered on-the-job. While workers’ comp does provide benefits for workplace accidents, it also applies to occupational diseases and illnesses developed while at work. As long as the injury […] read more →

Will My Stimulus Check Affect My Social Security Disability Benefits?

Posted on: July 21, 2020

The amount won’t affect your eligibility as long as it is spent within a year. Since it arrived in the United States, the novel coronavirus has caused widespread sickness and is responsible for more than 120,000 deaths. It has also caused high rates of unemployment. As a result, the United States government passed the CARES […] read more →

What Is a PAGA Claim?

Posted on: July 14, 2020

The Private Attorney General Act gives individuals the ability to file certain types of claims against their employers. California — like all states — has a complex set of laws and regulations that govern the workplace. These laws cover everything from when and how employees are paid to safety standards in the workplace. When an […] read more →

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