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    Unlawful Retaliation by an Employer

    Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    Many labor and employment laws give employees numerous rights regarding compensation, vacation time, family and medical leave, breaks, and more. If your employer violates your rights in any capacity, you should be able to stand up and seek legal ...

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    What Counts as Tips for Wage Law Purposes?

    Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    There are different provisions and requirements under California and federal labor laws for employees who receive tips than for non-tipped employees. Tipped employees can include front-of-the-house restaurant and bar workers, those in the hospitality indust...

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    Meal and Rest Breaks for Employees in California

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2019

    The California Labor Code protects employees throughout the state in a number of ways, including requiring employers to provide adequate rest and meal breaks for employees during the workday. The basic rule is that...

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    Minimum Salary for Exempt Employees in California

    Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    Most everyone understands that the law requires employers to pay employees a certain minimum hourly wage. As previously discussed on this blog, California mandates a higher minimum wage than federal law, and certai...

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    Is Your Employer Paying the Right Minimum Wage?

    Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    In 1943, the California legislature increased the state minimum wage from $0.33 to $0.45 per hour. The state has steadily increased minimum wage throughout the years, almost always mandating a higher wage than the federal government. 2019 is no different, as California’s minimum wage ag...

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