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Collecting California Labor Law Settlements Remains a Challenge

Sacramento, CA The thrust and intent of California labor law remains an honest day’s wage for an honest day’s work, a philosophy supported and vigorously defended by the Office of the California Labor Commissioner. However, despite the best efforts of Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su in the two years since assuming the portfolio, the fact remains that California workers are cheated out of millions of dollars of earned wages daily.

July 1, 2013

California Labor Law: Tip Pools Complex

Los Angeles, CA When it comes to California labor law and federal labor law, what a person’s job duties are is more important than their job title in determining how they are paid. Many a California labor lawsuit has alleged that an employee was misclassified as exempt from overtime pay based on a managerial job title, even if that employee regularly carried out non-managerial duties. When it comes to California state labor laws, tip pools can be just as complex.

June 26, 2013

Keep On Trucking - Past California Overtime?

Los Angeles, CA Christopher just wants an answer to one question regarding California overtime law, but nobody seems to know whether commercial truck drivers are entitled to overtime after 12 hours.

June 20, 2013

Contractors Fined $748,366 Over California Labor Law Violations

Sacramento, CA The one-woman California labor law wrecking crew that is state labor Commissioner Julie A. Su is at it again, this time citing a collection of California contractors for California labor code violations relating to wage issues. The violations, affecting 89 employees in total, will cost those cited a combined $748,366 in fines.

June 15, 2013

Property Management Firm Hit with California Labor Lawsuit

San Diego, CA A company that pays their non-exempt employees non-discretionary commission and bonus pay for performance on the job has nonetheless found itself in hot water for shortchanging its workers out of overtime pay due to an alleged failure to calculate such bonuses and commissions as part of the affected employee’s regular rate of pay. The practice is alleged to be a violation of California labor law.

June 3, 2013

California Labor Law Violations Total Almost $2 Million

Los Angeles, CA An ongoing quest by the Labor Commissioner for the State of California to eradicate violations under California labor law has resulted in almost $2 million in fines to three contractors plying their trades in the state.

May 27, 2013

Nurses Allege Violations of California Labor Laws

Bellflower, CA On the list of violations of California labor law, failure to pay employees has to be high. After all, pay is one of the main reasons - if not the only reason - most people go to work. And pay - regular pay, not even overtime pay - is a basic right of employees under California state labor laws and federal labor laws. So when employees are not paid for their work, or when their pay is unreasonably delayed, many turn to a California labor lawsuit to get the money owed to them.

May 20, 2013

California Labor Lawsuit Filed against Trucking Company

Los Angeles, CA California labor lawsuits, alleging California employers violate federal and California state labor law, often involve employees claiming they were misclassified so the employer can avoid paying overtime wages. One way that an employer can violate California labor law is to misclassify employees as contractors, which is what one lawsuit against a California trucking company alleges has happened.

May 17, 2013

California State Labor Comish Fights On against Labor Law Violations

Sacramento, CA There is little doubt that when it comes to California labor law the State’s Labor Commissioner doesn’t pull any punches. “In 2012, my Public Works team assessed $25 million in wages and civil penalties, the highest amount in a decade,” said Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su. “We are going to make sure that those who break the law pay and those who comply with prevailing wage laws know that the State is on their side.”

May 6, 2013

Will Latest California Labor Law Citation Finally End Sweatshops?

Los Angeles, CA It’s almost a stretch of the imagination that today there are still employees in the US - mainly workers employed in the garment industry - who are being paid by the archaic practice of piecework. One garment company may have woken to the 21st century after it got slapped with citations for violating California state labor laws.

April 18, 2013
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