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employment laws california

The pandemic and focus on social issues in 2020 brought to light many holes in worker protections nationwide. The state legislature updated California employee laws to shift focus to greater worker protections. This article explores some of the more important updates to California employment law. Minimum Wage California minimum wage increases to $15.00 by the […]

fired in california what to do

Being fired from a job can be a harrowing experience, especially when an employee has done nothing wrong. In many cases, employees leave the job site unaware that they are entitled to certain benefits. In addition, because California presumes most employment relationships are at will, a recently terminated employee may be under the mistaken belief […]

When employers fail to properly distinguish between their non-exempt and exempt employees under federal and California labor laws, non-exempt employees frequently go underpaid. In addition, the employer profits from avoiding minimum wage and overtime laws. In such cases, the employees may have a claim against their employer for back wages and statutory penalties. Navigating employment […]

at will employment california

If you recently lost your job, we’re sorry, and we imagine you have plenty of questions. Many recently terminated employees who want to file wrongful termination claims in California are probably asking, is California an at-will state? Generally, the answer is yes. But don’t give up on a wrongful termination suit just because many jobs […]

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? It is still 40 hours weekly. […]

Independent Contractors v Employees in California

Employment classification can significantly impact a worker’s legal rights in California. Unfortunately, employers frequently misclassify employees as independent contractors as a way to avoid providing benefits required by law. In this article, we’ll take a close look at what makes a worker an independent contractor vs an employee in California and why it matters. If […]

california maternity leave laws

Many women are entitled to take time away from work during and after pregnancy without fear of losing their job. When it comes to maternity leave, California is a leader, providing great benefits and strong protections for parents.   If you believe you have been denied pregnancy or family leave, consult a California employment law attorney […]

Employment issues can arise suddenly and without warning. A dream job can quickly become a place of unhappiness, sometimes caused by an employer. You might consider quitting your job and giving up any rights you may be entitled to, but that might not be the end of your story. You may have legal options. Starpoint […]

California employees possess a legal right to compensation in the event their employers violate time clock laws. The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) governs time clock laws related to work hours, overtime wages, and record keeping. You may wonder how many hours are considered part-time in California and how time clock laws affect your rights. […]