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Your Right to a Safe Workplace

As an employee in the state of California, you have many legal rights and protections. One of these rights includes the right to a safe…

Your Holiday Rights

The holiday season is officially upon us. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year's Day. What this means is excessive shopping, family gatherings, parties, and eating way…

Workplace Violence

When you work, you should have a reasonable expectation that you are safe from violence and harm. Unfortunately, workplace violence is very real and needs…

When Your Work Involves Travel Time

You work with the expectation that you will be paid by your employer. That's the deal, right? Otherwise, you are just volunteering. Unfortunately, there are…

What is “Piece-Rate” Compensation?

California offers several legal ways of paying employees. One of these is "piece-rate" compensation. According to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), this is…

Understanding Worker’s Compensation

California law has some of the toughest laws that protect the rights of employees. Fortunately, this includes when you become injured in relation to your…

Understanding the Computer Professional Exemption

Federal and state laws offer broad protections for employees. Generally, employees are entitled to minimum wage and overtime pay under the Federal Fair Labor Standards…

The FMLA and California Employees

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a Federal law that protects employees and provides for unpaid leave due to qualified family or medical…

Permissible Wage Deductions

Federal and California laws combine to protect employees from the most extreme types of employer misconduct. High up on the list of misconduct is unlawful…