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Overtime for nonexempt employees

If you have a job in California, you know that there are certain laws your employer must follow. Certainly the law cannot mandate exactly how much money you earn other than outlining provisions for minimum wage requirements. However, there are ways the law does help to provide guidelines for what you should be paid in certain situations such as when you work beyond what is considered a normal or full day or week of work.

Woman accuses county of wrongful termination

California residents who are employed should be able to know and trust that they will be treated respectfully while on the job. Certainly there are laws that aim to prevent blatant discrimination and harassment yet they do not always manage to stop people who simply choose to do the wrong things. Similarly, people are supposed to be able to report inappropriate behavior without fear of any form of retaliatory behavior.

Laws about discrimination during recruiting

Are you one of the many California residents who is looking for a new job? You deserve to know that you have equal chances at being selected for an interview and eventually hired for a job that someone else so long as you are properly qualified for it based upon your education and work history experience. Those, in fact, should be the primary factors upon which a company should assess your potential employment. 

What is ERISA?

If you work for a business in California that offers a company-sponsored retirement plan as part of its employee benefits package, you should know that there are laws governing these plans. The United States Department of Labor indicates that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 was set up to protect the assets you put into your company's retirement plan.

UC employees, students allege harassment

Employment laws in California aim to protect all workers and ensure that everyone is provided with a safe environment within which to work. This not only includes an environment safe from accidents but one also that is free of discrimination and harassment. Additionally, it is important for employers to treat all employees fairly and equally and to not give preferential treatment to those in positions of power.

What are some differences in state and federal family leave?

You may be well aware of the fact that federal legislation mandates employment protection for people who need to take time away from work for qualifying personal situations. The State of California also has a family leave provision. But, just what are some of the differences between these two programs? If you have ever been confused about this, you're not alone.

The reality of workplace accidents in California

Workplace accidents, especially fatalities, are a concern for every worker and business owner in California. Preventing accidents as well as reporting them is essential so records can be kept and made available. Being aware of the risks and issues involving safety in the workplace can allow employees and business owners to be more alert and more focused on making sure that their workplaces are as safe as possible.

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