2024 How Much Does an Employment Lawyer Cost in California?

Under California labor laws, employees are entitled to certain rights that are regretfully exploited by employers every day. Employment lawyers work to defend the rights of workers across the state. If you are dealing with a situation at work with the potential to turn into […]

California Wage and Hour Laws 2024 – Statute of Limitations

Any time that you notice a discrepancy in your wages or hours, you should look to speak with an attorney about your case. If you don’t pick up on these issues initially, you may wonder how long you have to file a claim and try […]

Who Is Exempt From Prevailing Wages in California? 2024

California law requires that prevailing wages be paid to all trade employees who are hired onto a public works project. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. In some cases, certain projects or employees may be exempt from the opportunity to receive prevailing […]

How Do I Know If I Am Eligible to Receive Prevailing Wages in California?

Prevailing wages do not apply to every job. Instead, they only apply to projects funded by the public and sponsored by the government. To better define prevailing wages and when they should be used, California created what is referred to as the prevailing wage law. […]

California Prevailing Wage Rates 2024

If you are hired to perform a task on a public works project, California law mandates that your employer pay you the prevailing wages for your craft. Because public works projects are funded by taxpayers and controlled by the government, there is no reason why […]

Can I Sue My Employer for Not Paying the Prevailing Wage in California? 2024.

Every employee deserves to be paid a fair rate for the work that they perform. This applies to all contracted projects across California, including ones that are funded by the public. In California, employers who are in charge of handling public works projects must adhere […]

8 Common California Employment Law Violations in the Fitness Industry

California’s fitness industry is one of the most robust and prominent in the US. These gyms, studios, clubs, and salons are an integral part of California’s consumer population. However, due to the large concentration of hourly, nonexempt employees, and the informal business practices common to […]

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California Overtime Laws 2024 – What Every Worker Should Know

One of the most common forms of wage theft occurs when employers don’t pay out the overtime that their employees have earned. Some employers get away with not doing so for years, in part because their employees don’t actually know when they are entitled to […]

Can I Sue My Employer for Firing Me Under False Accusations in California?

Being fired can be overwhelming and confusing, especially if you believe the circumstances didn’t align. While California is an at-will employment state, employers cannot fire individuals based on certain protected characteristics or situations. This is known as wrongful termination and is a violation of state […]

California Lunch Break Law 2024 – All You Need to Know

Under California labor codes, rest and meal breaks must be provided by employers for nonexempt employees. How many breaks employees are entitled to depend on the length of their shift and whether or not they have already waived breaks. Meal Breaks Nonexempt California employees must […]

California Final Paycheck Law 2024 – Workers Know Your Rights

When you leave a job, it can be a stressful or exciting time in your life. Even if you are leaving for work you want to pursue, the changes and loss of familiar connections and places can be difficult. Leaving your current employment is worse […]

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 […]