Are Nurses Exempt from Overtime in California?

Nurses have one of the toughest jobs on the planet. These frontline workers routinely put themselves in harm’s way in order to serve the community. The job is exhausting and stressful, yet for many, extremely rewarding. That is, as long as the hospital they work… read more

California Chipotle Workers Denied Class Action Certification

In recent years, popular restaurant chain Chipotle has battled accusations of wage theft and an EEOC complaint about sexual harassment and retaliation. Now, Chipotle caught a break after a federal judge in California denied a class action request on behalf of similarly-situated workers.  The proposed… read more

Delta Facing Age Discrimination Lawsuit

In 2019, at the age of 79, Ida Gomez Llanos was terminated from her employment as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines after 57 years of dedicated service. During her lengthy career, Ms. Llanos was recognized as one of the top 5 flight attendants in… read more

Can Jokes Be Considered Sexual Harassment?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed sexual harassment in the workplace. But for years after its enactment, men and women continued to endure the indignities and trauma of sexually invasive words and acts in their place of work.  One reason that sexual harassment and… read more

Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney

What is a lawyer and when do you need one? Is an attorney a different professional and do they do a different job?  On television and the big screen, we often hear the words “lawyer” and “attorney” used to mean the same thing. But are… read more

How Far Back Can You Claim Unpaid Wages in California?

Have you recently learned that your current or former employer did not pay you all of the wages and income you’ve earned? Have you known for a while that something was off about your paychecks, but just learned about your wage rights? Unfortunately, sometimes California… read more

Are You Getting Paid Your Rightful Overtime Wages?

Under California law, employees are entitled to overtime wages for overtime work. Each non-exempt worker (which typically refers to hourly workers) in San Diego and the state of California must be paid time and a half or double time when their hours exceed eight and… read more