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More American workers sue employers for overtime pay – Overtime – San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

Americans were pushed to their limit in the recession and its aftermath as they worked longer hours, often for the same or less pay, after businesses laid off almost 9 million employees. Now, many are striking back in court. Since … 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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THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT MAKES LIFE EASIER FOR EMPLOYERS – Meal and Rest Periods – San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

The surprise of the recent snowstorm in Southern California was nothing compared to the shock created by the California Supreme Court in its ruling in Brinker International Inc., et al. v. Superior Court.  The California Supreme Court found that employers … 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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Do I Receive Overtime If I work On Holidays? San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

Yesterday, I received the following question on my website: “My employer wants me to work on Christmas Day and on New Year’s. Do I get to ask my employer to pay me overtime or double time if I work on … Continue reading

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Who Can Be Sued For Disability Discrimination – San Diego Employment Lawyer – Disability Discrimination Lawyer – 619.202.0264

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against both Staffmark Investment LLC and Sony Electronics, Inc., claiming that both companies violated the disability discrimination Act when they terminated Dorothy Shanks, an employee with a prosthetic leg, because of her disability. … Continue reading

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Is Your Harassment Policy Up-To-Date? San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

When was the last time you looked at your harassment policy or the last time you thought about it? If you can’t remember, it’s time to dust it off and review it. Once again, the number of claims filed with … Continue reading

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Is Your Exemption From Overtime Appropriate? San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

I received several questions over the past month regarding proper exemption from overtime requirements. The question that begs itself here is am I properly exempt from overtime and therefore I am not legally entitled to receive overtime compensation since my … Continue reading

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When Can Your Employer Legally Discriminate Against You!? – San Diego Employment Lawyer – 619.202.0264

We all know that employers may not discriminate against employees on basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, creed, color, or disability. The issue here is when is it legal for employers to discriminate against employees. Here are the … Continue reading

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