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How to Tell if You're "Exempt" from California's Wage and Hour Laws

Employees are provided with a broad scope of protections under California’s Labor Law — among these are the wage and hour rules. But these laws only apply to workers classified as “non-exempt.” Those who are “exempt” d… Read More
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Server Rights: Tip & Gratuity Law in California

Working as a tipped employee, such as a server, can be a great way to earn a living in California. However, it’s important that servers aren’t taken advantage of by employers who might wrongfully withhold tips or violate the gratuity laws… Read More
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California Overtime Law

California overtime law was developed to protect California nonexempt workers. California overtime laws apply to nonexempt employees. For more information on non-exempt vs. exempt employees, go here: Exempt vs. non-exempt employees: California law ex… Read More
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How to request your employee records (Sample Form)

California employees (and former employees) have a right to access many of the records their employer keeps. In fact, the right to inspect employee records is often the first tool that employment lawyers use to discover important information about th… Read More
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Pay stub & payroll information requirements under California law.

Every California employer has a legal duty to keep accurate payroll records for all employees. Clear and informative earnings statements are essential to ensuring workers are paid for all their hard work. Employers that do not follow strict recordkee… Read More
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Exempt vs. non-exempt employees: California law explained!

In California, wages, meal periods, and overtime pay are determined by both state and federal law. Employers are generally required to follow certain rules in how they treat and compensate their employees. These rules, however, do not apply to severa… Read More
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Rest breaks, lunch periods, and meal time under California law.

In general, California employees have a clearly protected right to rest breaks and meal time. ((Importantly, however, the employees must be “nonexempt.” Meaning, the employee’s job does not fall within the “professional exemption,” the… Read More
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Payroll Debit Cards in California: What’s the Law for Employers?

Just the other day, one of our attorneys, wrote a blog post about the payment of wages under California’s Labor Code. In it, he briefly discussed whether employers are allowed to use payroll debit cards as a method of paying their workers. Today, a… Read More
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Unpaid Wages & California’s Labor Code: When & How Wages Must be Paid

Under federal and California law, it is illegal for employers to not pay their workers on time. Unfortunately, unpaid wage disputes are common and many employers do not pay employees their full wages on time. California’s Labor Code has endorse… Read More
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