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file wage theft claim ca

Have you discovered that your employer isn’t paying you fairly? Federal law requires employers to pay employees all earned wages and give employees legal options to recover compensation. However, sometimes employers intentionally or unintentionally cheat employees out of earned wages. If your employer has failed to pay you what you’re owed, you may be able […]

the California WARN act

Because of worker mistreatment, the government enacts labor laws to protect employees. One of these laws, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, protects workers when companies plan mass layoffs. California’s WARN Act expands on the federal WARN Act, providing additional protection for workers. Here, we’ll highlight key things to know about the California […]

pay workers under the table

Concerned clients periodically contact our employment lawyers because they are worried about the consequences of being paid under the table. This article explains an employee’s rights in this situation. If you are ready to talk to an attorney about your specific circumstances, contact Starpoint LC, Attorneys at Law, today. What It Means to Pay Wages […]

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 […]

drug test laws california

Employers and employees alike are often vexed by the complexity of California’s pre-employment drug testing laws. Companies try to balance their legitimate need for safety and security with their employees’ privacy rights. To help you better understand the risks of employer drug testing laws, our team at Starpoint Law, LC will explain the legal landscape […]

california's at will law

Employers often hold a lot of power when it comes to making decisions about employees. But just because your employer has a lot of power in the workplace, it doesn’t mean you should take whatever treatment they throw your way. This also applies if your employer fires you. Even if you were terminated from an […]

california meal and rest break laws

You are human, which means you need rest, even at work. In general, the State of California requires employers to make sure they provide sufficient rest and meal breaks for their employees. If you’re unsure whether your boss is giving you adequate breaks, read along for information about your rights under the CA meal and […]

medical marijuana workplace

For the last 25 years, states across the country have been slowly legalizing medical marijuana. California led the way by, passing the Compassionate Use Act in 1996, and since then, medicinal marijuana laws in California have served as a model for other states. However, it is essential to understand that possession of marijuana remains a […]

fired for failed drug test

Whether you work for a big corporation or a family-owned business, drug testing is a common reality across today’s workplaces. Employers often drug test their employees as a condition of employment. Employers also randomly test employees for drug use. Drug testing is particularly common in hazardous occupations, where the safe operation of equipment is essential. […]

paternity leave laws california

Paternity leave is the time a new father takes off from work to be with his child. California's paternity leave laws differ in significant ways from maternity leave laws because no pregnancy is involved. But California paternity leave laws offer a level of legal protection to parents who aren’t already protected under pregnancy discrimination and […]