Unpaid Wages and Overtime Archives

Should you be paid overtime for small tasks?

With Thanksgiving dinner put away, more people are focused on Black Friday sales that start on Thursday night. This is the official kick-off to the holiday shopping season, and retailers have been preparing for the past two months by hiring additional help.

What new employees should know about arbitration agreements

When new employees obtain a new job, particularly one that could constitute a “dream job” it is not likely that they will read every line of their new employment contract. This may be especially applicable when it comes to arbitration clauses.

HSR Attorneys Recognized in Top 50 for Class Action Settlements in California for 2016

TopVerdict.com has declared attorneys Randy Renick, Cornelia Dai and Dan Stormer winners in the Top 50 for the $7,800,000 settlement negotiated on behalf of employees in Lynne Wang, et al. vs. Chinese Daily News Inc.

Court rejects Obama administration salary exemption rule

As retailers across the country prepare to hire temporary workers for the holiday season, they may be breathing a sigh of relief when it comes to the specter of paying some managers mandatory overtime. A federal district court judge in Texas struck down an Obama administration rule that would have raised the exemption amount that distinguishes hourly employees from salaried workers.

Construction company accused of wage and hour violations

As the economy continues to improve, many workers may still be left behind because their employers do not follow California’s wage and hour laws. A recent report about a Glendale-based construction company allegedly misclassifying its employees is an example of this problem.

Employers resist predictable scheduling rules

The work to create a reasonable living wage for food service workers and other low-wage laborers has fostered an incredible groundswell of support over the past few years. Through this, a number of cities in California have passed ordinances requiring a $15 minimum wage for workers.

When are you allowed a day off as an employee?

2017 is likely to be known as the year the “gig economy” finally became mainstream. This moniker essentially means that many people earn a living by stringing together a number of part-time jobs, or supplementing income from a full time job with a part-time job. With as many people making ends meet by working as baristas, part-time tutors and even Uber drivers, they may not take a day off each week.

Feel like you need to nap at work? Read this post

With how early we get up in the morning, and how late at night we go to bed, it is natural to feel like needing a nap during the day. That’s why many workers (especially in the tech industry) swear by their coffee breaks. Some employers acknowledge this and welcome coffee chains such as Starbucks and Caribou in their workplaces.

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