Category Archives: Wages

Reporting Time Pay and split shift compensation – San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

1. Reporting Time Pay is Warranted only if the employee works less than half of his scheduled time. Two members of a putative class claimed that AirTouch improperly failed to pay reporting time pay for days when employees were required … Continue reading

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HOW TO HANDLE SPLIT SHIFTS – San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

The Industrial Welfare Commission defines a split shift as a work schedule that is interrupted by a non-paid, non-working period established by the employer that is not a rest or meal period. (See IWC Wage Order No. 5, Section 2). … Continue reading

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Understand Your Wage and Hour Rights – Overtime – Meal and Rest Breaks – San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 80 percent of employers are not in compliance with applicable wage and hour laws. As a California employee, you have the right to sue your employer if your employer withholds your wages, forces … Continue reading

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Workers Share Experiences of Wage Theft – Overtime – Wages – San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

An employer’s underpayment or nonpayment of wages to workers who have earned those wages – has severe financial consequences for workers, according to a new report that puts faces on the rampant instances of wage and hour violations in low-wage … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Increase Hits 10 States, Boosting Pay For An Estimated One Million Workers – San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

New Years Day will bring a small pay bump to some of the lowest-paid American workers, with 10 states set to hike their minimum wages for 2013. Nearly a million low-wage workers will see their earnings rise because of the … Continue reading

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OVERTIME – If an employee works unauthorized overtime is the employer obligated to pay for it? San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

If an employee works unauthorized overtime is the employer obligated to pay for it? The simple answer is Yes. California law requires that employers pay overtime, whether authorized or not, at the rate of one and one-half times the employee’s … Continue reading

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OVERTIME – Calculating “Regular Rate of Pay” – San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

The following are examples of how to calculate the regular rate of pay: If you are paid on an hourly basis, that amount is the regular rate of pay. If you are paid a salary, the regular rate is determined … Continue reading

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OVERTIME – What is the “regular rate of pay,” and how is it determined? San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

Overtime is based on the regular rate of pay, which is the compensation you normally earn for the work you perform. The regular rate of pay includes a number of different kinds of remuneration, such as hourly earnings, salary, piecework … Continue reading

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Overtime Compensation Due When An Employee Suffers or is Permitted to Work – San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

California Wage and Hour Law is set forth under theLabor Code and Wage Orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission . Unlike the FLSA, no “commerce” requirement exists for coverage under California’s wage and hour laws; FLSA require only an employment relationship. … Continue reading

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Application of FLSA and Overtime Compensation Provisions – San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

FLSA applies to employees in industries engaged in, or producing goods for, interstate commerce, unless the employer can claim an “exemption” from coverage. The U.S. Supreme Court has consistently construed the FLSA liberally to apply to the furthest reaches consistent … Continue reading

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