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 […]

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 […]

Do California Employers Need to Provide Cell Phone Reimbursements to Employees?

Yes, employers must reimburse employees for using personal cell phones for business purposes. California law is clear on this issue. Additionally, employers may need to reimburse remote employees for business expenses. What is the Law Regarding Cell Phone Reimbursements to Employees in California? There is […]

What Can I Do If I Think My Employer is Committing Healthcare Fraud?

Healthcare fraud results in billions of dollars in losses for the government each year. For citizens, healthcare fraud contributes to increases in insurance premiums and taxes.  If you suspect your employer is committing healthcare fraud, you can file a lawsuit under the False Claims Act. […]

How to Find Out What’s in Your Personnel File in California

There are many reasons an employee may want to know what information is included in their personnel file. For example, perhaps you have been terminated for reasons that you believe are unfair or even illegal. Or, you might suspect that you have not been compensated […]

California Supreme Court Impacts On-Duty and On-Call Rest Periods for California Employees

In 2016, California’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff in the case of Jennifer Augustus v. ABM Security Services Inc. This case involved an employer that required security guards to keep their pagers and radios on during breaks. This requirement allegedly ensured that […]

Timing is Everything: AB 9, Statutes of Limitations and the Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies

Understanding the provision of AB 9 is important if you want to file claims under several California discrimination and leave protection laws. AB 9 increased the time to file claims under these laws from one year to three years. However, you still need to be […]

California’s 4-Hour Minimum Shift: What You Need to Know

Many employees work a standard eight to ten-hour shift. They report to work each day at the same time and leave work at the same time. However, this situation does not apply to all workers. Some employees work odd hours. For example, they may work […]

California’s Meal and Rest Laws [2021]

California’s employment laws are relatively strong when compared to those of numerous other states. Many of California’s laws are designed to ensure workers are treated fairly and ethically on the job. However, some employers don’t necessarily abide by all applicable laws and regulations. You need […]

Can an Employer Ask for Proof of Disability in San Diego? 

According to the CDC, 61 million Americans live with a disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act was created to help prevent discrimination against these individuals. United States disability laws make it illegal for anyone to refuse communications, housing, or services to people with disabilities. It’s […]