California Travel & Tourism Labor Law News

By , .   Updated July 6, 2015

California Travel Tourism Industry Labor Law

Workers in California's travel and tourism industry may find their rights to minimum wage and overtime are being violated. All eligible California workers are entitled to minimum wage pay of $9.00 per hour and overtime pay of one-and-one-half times the regular rate of pay. They are also guaranteed certain breaks in their shift.

California Travel and Tourism Employees

California travel and tourism employees include those involved in the travel and tourism industry, including (but not limited to) airline and cruise ship workers, hotel or hospitality workers (including housekeeping, security, laundry, customer service and front desk employees), resort employees, tour guides, and employees at specialty parks.

Hospitality Wage and Hour Violations

California travel and tourism workers are entitled to minimum wage, overtime and meal and rest breaks. Failure on the part of employers to properly provide adequate pay or breaks can result in a lawsuit being filed.

California Travel and Tourism Wrongful Termination

Although California is an at-will employment state, travel and hospitality employees can file a wrongful termination lawsuit if their firing was due to discrimination, a violation of public policy, a violation of a contract, or in retaliation for reporting unethical activities on the part of the employer.

California Travel and Tourism Worker Discrimination

California workers are protected from discrimination and harassment. Discrimination and harassment involve unwanted conduct or disparate treatment based on protected characteristics, including age, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, national origin, disability or pregnancy.

California Undocumented Workers

All employees in California's travel and tourism industry have their rights protected regardless of residency status. Undocumented workers are entitled to bring claims against their employer without bringing their residency status into question.

California workers whose rights are violated can file a lawsuit against their employer to protect their rights and recover lost wages or other damages.

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