Labor Code Articles

Helpful Legal Guides Explaining Labor Code-Related Topics

How to Request Your Employee Records & Personnel File

Employees in California have a right to request several parts of their personnel file. This article explains that right, with a sample request letter.

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Minimum Wage Law in California

The minimum wage is the minimum hourly rate that nearly all California employees must be paid for their work by law. In the next few years, many employees will benefit from increases in California's minimum wage laws.

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Wage Paydays and Pay Periods: The Law in California Explained

California is often considered a progressive state, with a relatively high minimum wage, strong protections for employees, and a general embrace of unions and collective bargaining. In keeping with this reputation, California has fairly strict

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The Computer Professional Exemption to California’s Wage Laws

Computer professionals are exempt from certain rights under California's labor laws. This can have a significant impact on their legal rights. Here, we take a closer look at the computer professional exemption.

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Tip Pooling Law in California: Employee Rights Explained

Mandatory tip pooling is generally permitted under California law, with a few important exceptions. This article simplifies California's tip pooling requirements.

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The Law on Rounding Work Hours & Keeping Time in California

Hourly employees in California have a right to be paid for all hours they work. Rounding policies can have an important impact on this right.

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The Law on Late & Unpaid Wages in California

Employers have a legal obligation to pay the wages that their employees earn. They also have an obligation to pay those wages on time. California law protects employees who experience late or unpaid wages. Here, a California employment lawyer explains the law on late and unpaid wages.

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The Executive Employee Exemption under California Law

Many executive employees are considered exempt under California law and lack certain workplace rights. This article takes a closer look at the legal tests used to determine whether an employee is an exempt executive.

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Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees: Guide to California Law

California labor laws require most employers to follow certain rules⁠—⁠like paying overtime, tracking hours, or providing rest breaks. Some types of jobs, however, are exempt from these requirements.

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Exceptions to California’s Wage, Hour, Break, and Overtime Laws

California labor laws require most employers to follow certain rules, like paying overtime, tracking hours, or providing rest breaks. The law, however, provides for several important exceptions to these requirements.

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