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Have You Been Misclassified as Exempt from Overtime Laws?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, many employees are owed overtime compensation when they work more than 40 hours in a week. Overtime pay must be equal to one and one half of an employee’s regular rate of pay. While some employees are exempt from overtime requirements, employers often misclassify workers as exempt when they […]

Why Employees Often Do Not Report Unpaid Overtime

If you are paid by the hour and you work more than 40 hours in a week, you must be paid one and a half times your regular rate of pay for every extra hour worked. Some employers do not do this, which is against the law. However, many workers often do not report these […]

Can Your Employer Fire You For Talking to an Attorney About Unpaid Overtime?

Unpaid overtime is a widespread problem, affecting employees in many industries. Many employees do not know they are being wrongly denied overtime because their employers have misclassified them. Others may be afraid to speak up about it out of fear of losing their jobs. Some people may be unsure if they may be able to […]

Do You Do Any of These Things While Off the Clock? You May be Overtime Eligible

Even when employees work a full 40-hour week, they may struggle to get every little thing done. That is why many employees end up doing some things on weekends or right before or after their shift ends. If this sounds like a normal part of your weekly routine, it is important to note you may […]

What Security Guards Should Know About Wage and Overtime Laws in California

According to the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services in California, a security guard is employed by licensed Private Patrol Operators or private security employers to protect persons or property or prevent theft. These individuals have the same rights as other employees to receive compensation for all hours worked. If you are a security guard […]

What Could My Unpaid Wages Claim Be Worth?

If your employer failed to pay you overtime or other wages to which you are entitled, you may be able to file a claim to recover the money you are owed. You could also be entitled to additional forms of compensation that are meant to punish your employer for breaking wage laws. If you would […]

Can Employers in California Require Employees to Work Overtime Hours?

California employees who work more than 40 hours in a single week or more than six days in a row must receive overtime pay. Working overtime hours is often up to the employee, but sometimes employers require their employees to work overtime. Employers may mandate overtime due to ongoing worker shortages. When they do this, […]

What Happens When State and Federal Labor Laws Differ?

Due to the Supremacy Clause in Article VI of the Constitution, federal law can supersede state laws. However, the tenth amendment of the Constitution also gives some power back to the states to govern themselves. This means that there is often a balancing act between how state and federal laws interact with each other. When […]

Myths Employees May Believe About Overtime Laws

Employees are often unsure of their rights under state and federal overtime laws. They might know some basic things about overtime pay, but they still believe myths about overtime exemptions and violations of overtime laws. We have compiled a list of misconceptions about overtime laws and explain why these ideas are wrong. It is vital […]

Am I Eligible for Overtime Pay as a Tipped Employee in California?

If you work in the service industry and regularly receive tips from patrons, you are most likely still eligible for overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours in a workweek or over eight hours in a day. Do not let your employer fool you into thinking you are exempt from overtime pay simply […]

What Accommodations Are Employers Required to Provide for Breastfeeding Mothers?

Women who return to the workplace while still nursing are eligible for certain accommodations in the workplace under federal and state law, including having adequate space for pumping. If your workplace is not providing these accommodations, you may be able to file a claim against your employer. Let our experienced Sacramento hour and wage attorneys […]

Are Work-From-Home Employees Eligible For Overtime Pay?

As remote work becomes more prominent throughout the U.S., both employers and employees have been on a learning curve with employment law. For example, employers may have questions about overtime pay for remote employees. If you are a non-exempt, hourly employee, you have the right to be paid for every hour worked, whether those hours […]