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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

How to File a Wage Claim in California

You deserve to be paid the wages you earn. California hour and wage laws require employers to compensate employees for all time they work. If your employer fails to pay your wages, you can file a wage claim with the California Labor Commission. How to […]

Is it Legal for Employers to Round My Time in San Diego?

Hourly employees in California must be paid at least minimum wage for all hours worked according to California Labor Code §204. The minimum wage for non-exempt employees within the city limits of San Diego is $15 per hour as of January 1, 2022. The minimum […]

How Much Paid Sick Leave Am I Entitled to in California?

When you or your family member is sick, it is important to know that you can take time away from work without fearing for your job. Being out of work because of an illness can be financially devastating.  Paid sick time can help you care […]

Is My Employer Required to Pay “Prevailing Wages” in California?

The California Prevailing Wage Laws require employers to pay employees in public works projects the prevailing wage. The prevailing wage is determined by the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). The wages depend on the project’s location and the type of work being performed by […]

Are Per Diem or Flat Sum Payments Considered Taxable Wages in California?

The state of California considers wages as compensation for an employee’s personal service. Companies may pay employee compensation by check, cash, or the cash value of non-cash payments. Wages are taxable by the federal government and the state of California.  However, per diems are generally […]

Are Caregivers and Homecare Workers Entitled to Overtime?

Many families hire caregivers and homecare workers to assist elderly or disabled members of their families. Caregivers and homecare workers are protected by federal and state laws governing minimum wage and overtime pay.  In California, these workers are entitled to overtime pay. Understanding overtime pay […]

What is a Per Diem Employee In California?

According to California labor lingo, a per diem employee is an employee who doesn’t have a regular schedule but instead works hours as assigned. This category of employee is common in a variety of industries including education and healthcare.  Ideally, a per diem employment arrangement […]