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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Can Employers Round Time Punches For Meal Breaks in San Diego, CA?

California has some of the broadest employee protections in the country. Thanks to a new ruling by the California Supreme Court, employers can no longer round time punches for meal breaks. Rounding Time Punches for Meal Breaks Prohibited in California The case in question is […]