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Can my employer make me work off the clock?

The workday can bring about many tedious tasks and processes. Setting up a project at work can take hours before you are actually productive. What happens when you're expected to get the job done but aren't given enough time to do it? The boss says you can't leave until the work is complete, but you aren't allowed to earn overtime beyond 40 hours. Is that legal?

Is your employer illegally refusing to pay you overtime?

If you are an hourly worker, you should receive overtime pay whenever you work more than 40 hours in a given work week. In fact, federal law mandates that all employers must pay workers at least 150 percent their regular wages for all hours over 40 worked during any given work week.

The emotional toll of discrimination

When people think of discrimination, a number of challenges may come to mind, such as the denial of job applications and financial problems brought on by being fired. At Anticouni & Associates, we are very familiar with the emotional problems that can arise for victims of discrimination in Santa Barbara, and in all of California's communities. To some, emotional challenges may not seem to be a very serious problem. However, they can be devastating for victims.

How minimum wage increases may impact workers

To keep employers from taking advantage of their workers, federal law defines an hourly minimum wage. In recent years, the news in California has been filled with reports of efforts to increase these earnings. While opponents and proponents of the increase alike have argued about the consequences this could have, little real-world research was available to support their claims. Here is a rundown of recent studies about the impact that a raise could have on the lives of Americans.

How can I spot sex-based discrimination?

Like racial discrimination, national origin discrimination, and other types of unlawful mistreatment, sex-based discrimination is prohibited in the workplace. Whether you are employed in Santa Barbara, or another California region, it is pivotal to pinpoint and properly address this illegal treatment as soon as possible. Sadly, many employees have had their daily lives and futures disrupted as a result of unlawful discrimination.

What is sexual harassment?

Defining sexual harassment in California may seem simple on the surface, but it actually is a complex topic. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment typically interferes with your ability to work or creates a hostile environment where you feel uncomfortable. There are many actions that could fall under this umbrella definition, but generally, the harassment will in some way relate to the gender of the people involved or be of a sexual nature.

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