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Month: March 2017

Can payroll company be sued for wage and hour violations?

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on March 31, 2017

If a worker in the state of California thinks that he or she has not received all that is owed for work completed, the first party they likely think to go after is their employer. A joint employer may be another potential defendant. But could another party be liable as well? That is the question… read more

Federal Reserve study: With age comes discrimination

Posted in Firm News,Workplace Discrimination on March 30, 2017

The federal government extended considerable protection to older Americans back in 1967 with the enactment of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, landmark legislation that expressly prohibits any form of discrimination against workers age 40 or older. While we would like to believe that the practice of treating applicants or employees any less favorably on… read more

A closer look at on duty meal periods

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on March 21, 2017

Last week, our blog began discussing how workers here in California must understand that the 30 minutes allocated to them for lunch are much more than just a welcome reprieve from the rigors of the workday, but rather a right under state law. Specifically, we explored how employees must be given a single unpaid 30-minute… read more

A closer look at your rights regarding meal breaks

Posted in Firm News,Wage & Hour Laws on March 16, 2017

Regarding lunchtime, it’s important for most workers here in California to understand that this 30 minutes is more than just an opportunity, it’s their right under state law. Meal periods: The basics The California Labor Code dictates that employees who work more than five hours per day must be given a single 30-minute lunch break or… read more

Will this be the year that lawmakers truly ‘ban-the-box’ across California?

Posted in Firm News,Workplace Discrimination on March 9, 2017

Now that the February 17 deadline for introducing bills has passed in the California State Legislature, both chambers can officially begin the always taxing work of shepherding major reform measures and pet projects alike through committees and onto the floor for a vote. While it goes without saying that issues like immigration, taxes and health… read more

What protection does California law provide to whistleblowers? – II

Posted in Firm News,Retaliation on March 2, 2017

Last week, our blog began discussing how those employees who find themselves in the unenviable position of wanting to report illegal employer conduct, but also fearing potential reprisals must understand that they are protected under state law. Specifically, we discussed how employees of public and private entities who report violations of state or federal law,… read more