Legal Blog

California labor board complaint

California is known for having some of the most extensive labor protections in the country. However, it can be challenging for employees to understand how to exercise their legal rights when dealing with workplace mistreatment.  This blog post will explain how to file a California labor board complaint when facing common employment issues.  Who Handles […]

California wage and hour statute of limitations

What is the California wage and hour statute of limitations? Many non-exempt California employees are unhappy because their employers are not paying them all the wages they deserve. You qualify as a nonexempt employee if you may receive minimum wage and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  If this situation sounds familiar […]

What Happens to Employees Who Accuse Their Company of Retaliation for Filing a Sexual Harassment Complaint

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What happens to employees who accuse their company of retaliation for filing a sexual harassment complaint?” This post is for you. Keep reading to delve into the specific challenges that employees reporting retaliation often face and the legal protections available after filing a sexual harassment complaint, as well as the […]

laid off vs. terminated California

Have you recently lost your job? Are you unsure whether your employer laid you off or terminated your employment? Does something feel “off” about how your former employer handled the situation? At Starpoint Law, our dedicated team of Los Angeles employment lawyers can help you determine if you were laid off vs terminated and whether […]

can my employer force me to be on call

Some employees see on-call shifts as a positive opportunity for extra hours and more pay. Others would prefer to skip it altogether. Dropping everything to go to work when your employer calls can be a major disruption to your life. As employment lawyers, we often hear employees express frustrations about the unpredictability of on-call shifts. […]

legal rights of independent contractors

The gig economy is expanding. Many people are working freelance, platform-based, and task-focused jobs. Others have started their own businesses and are self-employed. Many of these work as independent contractors (also known as 1099 employees based on the related tax form number).  Independent contractor jobs allow for greater flexibility and entrepreneurial creativity. However, independent contractors […]

can I sue my employer for false promises

Did you move across the country to start a new job only to realize the new employer did not give you the benefits, salary, title, or location they said they would? Your employer may have intentionally misled you to get you to take the job. As an employee, you might ask, Can I sue my […]

The Affordable Care Act reduced the full-time threshold from 40 hours to 30 hours regarding when certain employers must offer healthcare. Outside of the ACA, however, it is still up to the states to decide minimum hours for full-time work. Are you wondering, What is considered full-time in California? In California, full-time employment is typically […]

signs of workplace discrimination

A lot of people assume that job discrimination is mostly a thing of the past. Thanks to state and federal anti-discrimination laws, it’s no longer so easy for employers to let racial, gender, or religious bias dictate whom they hire and fire. But just because job discrimination is illegal doesn’t mean it’s not happening. Today, […]

On-Call Pay in California

California designed its on-call pay laws to balance employees' needs with employers' demands. As a result, whether on-call time is compensable depends on several factors. When it comes to on-call pay in California, on-call time is compensable based on the extent to which being on-call restricts an employee's freedom during the on-call period. Other determining […]