Do Nursing Mothers Get Mandatory Breaks?
Do Nursing Mothers Get Mandatory Breaks? On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWage & Hour Law on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Wage & hour laws in California relate to a number of different topics, from overtime pay to how many hours can be worked in a given pay period. Wage & hour laws also include language regarding mandatory breaks for nursing …
Workplace breaks explained
Workplace breaks explained On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWage & Hour Law on Thursday, May 4, 2017. If you are an employee in California, it can be difficult to know what the law says about when and how often you can take breaks from work. Some employers may give you exact guidelines, but others may not. No …
What are the child labor laws for the entertainment industry?
What are the child labor laws for the entertainment industry? On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWage & Hour Law on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. California is known for being the film capital of the United States. As such, there is a special need for laws and regulations for the entertainment industry, specifically those pertaining to child labor. It is up to the state to …
What Are California’s Child Labor Laws?
What Are California’s Child Labor Laws? On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWage & Hour Law on Thursday, March 9, 2017. When it comes to child labor laws, one of the most difficult parts can be understanding what is required in your state. The California Department of Industrial Relations states that children under the age of 16 are required to attend …
Convenience store manager gets back pay
Convenience store manager gets back pay On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWage & Hour Law on Friday, September 16, 2016. An overworked convenience store manager received back pay for denied overtime after an investigation by the Wage and Hour Division. The convenience store manager, Mr. Zach Forrestall, worked numerous long hours for his employer despite never receiving overtime. The employer …
Governor receives overtime expansion bill for farm workers
Governor receives overtime expansion bill for farm workers On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWage & Hour Law on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. The California Assembly sent a contentious new bill that would dramatically expand overtime rules for farmworkers. It is unclear if the Governor will sign off on the measure as it is vigorously opposed by business and farming groups. Workers in …
An overview of meal violation claims
An overview of meal violation claims On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWage & Hour Law on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Many workers do not realize that their meal times are mandated and protected by law. If an employer violates your right to a break, then you might have an actionable wage and hours claim. In California, employers that violate these …
Are you entitled to a regular paycheck?
Are you entitled to a regular paycheck? On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWage & Hour Law on Monday, June 27, 2016. Most people assume that if they work, they get paid but how often? Are you entitled to a paycheck that comes during a regular pay period? In short, it depends on your state’s particular law. For instance, it could be …
New rule extends overtime to 4.2 million workers
New rule extends overtime to 4.2 million workers On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWage & Hour Law on Friday, May 27, 2016. Overtime is a type of pay that you are entitled to when you work more than full time. There are many rules, but, in general, you are entitled to it when you work more than 40 hours a week. If …
Uber lawsuit settles
Uber lawsuit settles On behalf of The Kaufman Law Firm posted inWage & Hour Law on Friday, May 6, 2016. The “gig” economy is continually evolving. Government regulators, industry insiders and workers do not know what, if any, protections extend to “gig” workers. Are they entitled to a minimum wage? Are they employees or independent contractors? How do they fit …