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 […]