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The Law on Rounding Work Hours & Keeping Time in California

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. . . .Continue Reading

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

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. . . .Continue Reading

The Minimum Salary Requirement for Exempt Employees in California

The Minimum Salary Requirement for Exempt Employees in California

California’s employment laws divide employees into two main categories: exempt employees and nonexempt employees. The distinction can be important because nonexempt employees have more rights than exempt employees. . . .Continue Reading

Payroll Debit Cards in California: What’s the Law on Cash Alternatives?

Payroll Debit Cards in California: What’s the Law on Cash Alternatives?

The concept of payroll debit cards is simple: rather than getting paid through cash or a check, employees receive their payments on a bank card. Employers sometimes use these cards because they allow them to save money associated with checks. . . .Continue Reading

The Waiting Time Penalty for Final Wages in California

The Waiting Time Penalty for Final Wages in California

Employees have a right to receive their final paycheck, in full and on time, at the conclusion of their employment. When employers willfully fail to provide final paychecks within certain deadlines, employees are entitled to… Continue Reading

The Outside Salesperson Exemption to California’s Labor Laws

The Outside Salesperson Exemption to California’s Labor Laws

Most California employees are entitled to be paid minimum wage. They are also entitled to overtime wages when they work more than eight hours in a workday, more than forty hours in a workweek, or… Continue Reading

Minimum Wage Law in California

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. The federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour) applies to covered employees, unless they… Continue Reading

Overtime Exemptions Under California Law

Overtime Exemptions Under California Law

Overtime wages are a type of increased pay that employees can earn when they work more than a certain number of hours in a workday or workweek. California labor laws require most employers to pay… Continue Reading

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

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. . . .Continue Reading

The Professional Exemption to California’s Wage & Hour Laws

The Professional Exemption to California’s Wage & Hour Laws

Most California employees are entitled to be paid minimum wage. They are also entitled to overtime wages when they work more than eight hours in a workday, more than forty hours in a workweek, or… Continue Reading

The Computer Professional Exemption to California’s Wage Laws

The Computer Professional Exemption to California’s Wage Laws

Most California employees are entitled to be paid minimum wage. They are also entitled to overtime wages when they work more than eight hours in a workday, more than forty hours in a workweek, or… Continue Reading

Tip Pooling Law in California: Employee Rights Explained

Tip Pooling Law in California: Employee Rights Explained

Tip pooling is the practice of gathering some or all of the tips earned by several employees, and then splitting them up in previously-agreed percentages. In California, employer-mandated tip pooling is generally considered legal, as… Continue Reading

Wage Statement & Pay Stub Requirements in California

Wage Statement & Pay Stub Requirements in California

A wage statement (sometimes called a pay stub) is a document employers give their employees every pay period that explains how their paycheck was calculated. California has specific laws that govern the information that employees… Continue Reading

Wage Paydays and Pay Periods: The Law in California Explained

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… Continue Reading

Overtime Calculator for California Employees

Overtime Calculator for California Employees

Overtime wages are a type of increased payment that employees can earn when they work more than a certain number of hours in a workday or workweek. Most nonexempt employees in California have a legal… Continue Reading

The Administrative Exemption to California’s Labor Laws

The Administrative Exemption to California’s Labor Laws

Most California employees are entitled to certain important rights. Those include: The right to be paid at least the minimum wage; The right to overtime wages when they work more than eight hours in a… Continue Reading

Overtime Wage Laws in California

Overtime Wage Laws in California

Overtime wages are a type of increased payment that employees can earn when they work more than a certain number of hours in a workday or workweek. Most non-exempt employees in California have a legal… Continue Reading

The Executive Employee Exemption under California Law

The Executive Employee Exemption under California Law

Most California employees are entitled to certain important rights. Those include: The right to be paid at least the minimum wage; The right to overtime wages when they work more than eight hours in a… Continue Reading

Tip and Gratuity Laws in California

Tip and Gratuity Laws in California

California Labor Laws are designed to provide the highest level of protection for workers. For employees in the service industry, this means that they are legally entitled to keep all tips voluntarily left for them…. Continue Reading

7 Dumb Ways Employers Violate Wage & Hour Laws in California

7 Dumb Ways Employers Violate Wage & Hour Laws in California

California law provides protections for workers’ wages and hours. Many employers, however, violate those protections. In some cases, the violations are unintentional; the employer might simply be unaware of their legal duties. In other cases,… Continue Reading

How to File a Wage & Hour Complaint in California

How to File a Wage & Hour Complaint in California

The wages and hours of California employees are protected by both state and federal law. Those laws, however, don’t enforce themselves. When labor laws are violated, many workers choose to file a wage claim. A… Continue Reading

The Law on Late & Unpaid Wages in California

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. This… Continue Reading