Your question is complicated. First, the general rule is overtime after 8 hours or 40 hours per week, though different rules apply to certain job categories. In addition, California permits alternative work weeks like 4 days with 10 hours per day without payment of overtime if there is a valid...Read more »
A company may have a rounding policy, but it must be neutral. Here the policy does not appear neutral. This means you and your co-workers are being cheated on your hours. There may be a possible class action or Private Attorney General Act claim. You should consult with an employment lawyer. Most...Read more »
I am a Non-exempt employee and my CA employer wants to rent a house and require me and my co-workers to stay at this home for several days, paying me only for the hours of the various business meetings throughout the day, beginning with a breakfast meeting and ending with a dinner meeting. We are... Read more »
If you are required to literally stay in the rented location and are not free to leave, then you should be entitled to compensation. On the other hand, if the employer is providing you with a place to stay and you are free to come and go in your off time, you are not entitled to compensation.
An employer can require employees to take a 1 hour unpaid lunch break. If you are working during your lunch break, you must be paid for your time working, but you can be disciplined and even terminated for insubordination.
They refused to do my foot surgery and I couldn't work and I needed to pay my bills and my father's hospital bills. They found out by the doctors office that they didn't sign the medical paperwork after they already approved my leave. An investigation is on and they're asking me... Read more »
First, you can be disciplined and/or fired for submitting forged paperwork.
Second, if you received benefits that you were not entitled to based on the forgery, your employer could report the crime to the police. It would be up to the prosecutors to decide whether to prosecute you, not your...Read more »
Claims for unpaid overtime or minimum wage must be filed within two years from the date the work was actually performed. Claims for straight-time wages or other promised benefits should be filed within three years from the date the work was actually performed. You should file a claim as soon as you...Read more »
The CEO of Madison Reed recently gave an interview which was published on Fastcompany.com stating "Cosmetologists are not particularly highly compensated... We pay three times the industry average, and healthcare benefits." I made approximately $65k the last 2 years and when I looked up... Read more »
I attempted to quietly change my schedule, as I wanted to phase myself out of my supervisors shifts due to sexually suggestive remarks. When I explained this to a store manager, he told me it was a mandatory SH complaint. As of this morning, HR concluded their investigation, and not only is he... Read more »
Sexual harassment claims are very fact specific. In order to be actionable, the supervisor's harassment must be either: (i) severe; or (ii) pervasive. In other words, a single incident of inappropriate touching may meet the severe threshold. While frequent "flirty" comments about...Read more »
Your employer has very broad discretion to control what you wear at work. I am not aware of any legal basis for challenging an employer's decision to require you to change clothes and wear an outfit that is less revealing.
Hello, I quit my job (more of a constructive fire) when I quit I asked about my final pay and there was an agreement that they would bring it to me (where I live) because the owners live near me in the same town. They haven't brought the checks in 2 weeks despite me constantly asking about it... Read more »
Yes, you can take video of public employees in public spaces as long as you are not trespassing to do so. Please note that you cannot record audio without all parties consent, unless they are in a situation where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy.
I worked for Company A from 2016-2018. I sued for wrongful termination and settled. I found employment at Company B in late 2018. Company A recently bought Company B and will begin to merge shortly. After reviewing the settlement agreement there was a clause "Agreement not to seek future... Read more »
Depending on the language of your settlement agreement, once the purchase is complete, the new owners may have the contractual right to terminate you. You should have a lawyer review the specific language.
In addition, California is an at will employment state, so you can be terminated for...Read more »
I was laid off from my job in 2020, and they are still using my personal information name etc to do shipments. Is that identity theft? They shouldn't be using any of my information since they laid me off
You may have a claim for unauthorized use of your name for commercial purposes under Civil Code 3344. You may be able to recover the greater of $750.00 in statutory damages per use, your damages from the use or your former employer's profits from the use, reasonable attorney's fees and...Read more »
A couple years ago I was in a commercial for a rather large pizza company that I worked for as an hourly employee in the Bay Area, I never signed anything, was never compensated, and the commercial is still continuing to be aired (even during giants games and large sporting events), is this... Read more »
You have a potential claim for unauthorized use of your image for a commercial purpose under Civil Code 3344, which provides for $750 in statutory damages, actual damages, profits derived from the unauthorized use and reasonable attorney's fees. You should speak with an employment lawyer. Most...Read more »
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