What are the Required Paydays in California?

Everyone looks forward to payday. But do you have any rights when you work for an employer who doesn’t stick to a regular payday or pays you infrequently? You bet. California law not only mandates when employers must pay employees, but it also makes clear […]

Garcia v. Superior Court, 80 Cal. App. 5th 63 (2022) | FMCSA and Meal and Rest Breaks

In a December 28, 2018, order, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) concluded that California’s meal and rest break rules were preempted under the Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1984 (49 U.S.C. § 31101 et seq.). Petitioners contend that this decision does not apply […]

PAGA Ballot Initiative Halted for 2022

The Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) allows workers to enforce labor laws on behalf of the state. Critics of this law are looking to repeal it but have halted their plans for a ballot initiative in 2022, instead saying they will leave the repeal up […]

What is Nonproductive Time?

California has a strong history of protecting worker’s rights. Employees who work on a piece-rate basis must be paid at least minimum wage for their nonproductive time, including rest breaks.  If you’re a San Diego worker who’s employer isn’t paying you correctly. You have legal […]

What Information Must Be on My Pay Stubs in California?

A wage statement or pay stub summarizes the amount of money you earned and the deductions your employer withheld from your paycheck. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division provides an optional Wage Statement form for employers to use. California Labor Code §226 […]

Am I Allowed to Talk About My Wages at Work?

The short answer is yes, you can, under most circumstances. An employer in San Diego, California, generally cannot prevent you or your colleagues from discussing your pay. Keep reading to learn more and to learn about an important exception. Employers Cannot Prohibit Employees From Talking […]

Am I Entitled to My Time Records in California?

To make sure you are paid correctly, you need to clock in and out regularly. California has many nuances relating to employment laws, and inspecting your time records is no exception. The bottom line is that California law permits you to view and copy certain […]

Does Cash in Lieu of Benefits Compensation Affect Your Overtime Pay Rate?

Cash in lieu of benefits compensation impacts the overtime pay rate for employees. If you believe your employer is not paying the correct overtime rate, you should speak with a San Diego wage and hours lawyer as soon as possible. What is Cash in Lieu […]

Minor League Players, MLB Reach Settlement in Minimum Wage Lawsuit

On May 10, 2022, attorneys for Major League Baseball (MLB) and minor league players filed a motion with the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, informing Judge Spero that both sides had reached a settlement in a lawsuit.  This lawsuit had originally been filed […]

How Much Do I Need to Be Paid Under the Service Contract Act?

The McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (Service Contract Act or SCA) is a federal law that controls various aspects of service contracts between the federal government and individuals or companies. As a “service employee,” you work for one of the contractors performing services on an SCA. […]