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Overtime hour laws changing for California farm workers

January 30, 2018

According to current overtime laws, agricultural workers receive overtime pay if they work more than 10 hours in a day and more than 6 days…

In California, employee misclassification is (much too) common

January 30, 2018

Employee misclassification is one of the most serious problems faced by workers, employers, and the economy as a whole. In fact, employee misclassification is such…

How to handle a phone scam

January 30, 2018

Telephone scams remain one of the biggest threats to consumers and their finances. Callers will talk fast and act friendly, promising a free gift, prize…

How to file a wage and hour complaint against an employer

Earlier this month, a convenience store in Salem, New Hampshire, was ordered to pay $18,222 in back wages and another $18,222 in damages to 11…

Chevron forced to pay workers in California and elsewhere $1.5 million

Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a news release announcing that three subsidiaries of Chevron Corporation - one in California and two in…

What is being done about robocalls – and how can you help?

Prerecorded calls, or robocalls, are not only annoying, they are illegal. Despite this, automated sales calls have increased at an alarming rate in recent years…

What are your wage and hour rights as a California employee?

All too often, employees in California do not fully understand their rights regarding wages, hours and overtime. As a result, numerous violations by employers go…

Should you file a bad faith insurance claim?

Insurance exists to protect ourselves, as well as our families, homes and other property, from unforeseen circumstances. Insurers have an obligation to act in good…

Consumer fraud is on the rise

Consumer fraud has risen sharply in recent years. This is no real surprise, as Americans have begun to use more and more technologies - tablets…