Employers in California need to be aware of regulations related to the employment of minors. The laws vary from wage requirements to school attendance policies, and the consequences of breaking these laws can be major.
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?
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.
Employees in California know that the workweek is tough. A day of rest is a welcome respite from the grind of the job. It is so important, in fact, that California law requires employers to provide one day of rest to employees for every seven days of the workweek. However, until recently, the law was unclear on how to define the workweek and what exceptions were allowed.
Each day, hard-working people are subjected to all sorts of different violations. Some of the violations may be financial in nature, while others may involve illegal work and other forms of unlawful activity. At Anticouni & Associates, we firmly believe that this is unacceptable and that those who have dealt with any type of violations in Santa Barbara deserve justice. Sadly, some are hesitant to speak out, for various reasons. If you think that your employer is mistreating you or is violating employment law in any way, you should not be afraid to step forward.
If you work over 40 hours per week in California, it's likely you get paid overtime. The vast majority of people should be, according to the Department of Industrial Relations.