For a long time, overtime pay has been limited to low wage earners. Right now, the threshold is at the salary level is $23,660 per year. Many salaried employees only making slightly more than this cutoff will be asked to work very demanding schedules of more than 40 hours, only to receive the same pay … Continue reading
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The UCLA Labor Center claims Los Angeles workers lose a combined $26.2 million from wage theft every week. This means Los Angeles has one of the highest rates of wage theft in the country. There are multiple ways employers steal wages. The following examples of wage theft can happen in any industry. Employee misclassification: Employers … Continue reading
Wage theft costs California workers billions of dollars every year. In Los Angeles County alone, workers lose $26.2 million to wage theft each week! How are businesses stealing from California workers? Employers may neglect to pay workers overtime, misclassify them as independent contractors or pay less than minimum wage. Fortunately, innovative organizations in our state … Continue reading
The White House is calling on states to ban non-compete agreements under most circumstances. Non-compete agreements are supposed to keep employees from taking trade secrets and joining rival companies. Many employers are requiring them for workers who are not privy to trade secrets. For example, the sandwich chain Jimmy John’s invoked national outrage for requiring … Continue reading
Employers may take advantage of workers by stealing their wages in a number of different ways. Wage theft can include requiring employees to work through breaks without overtime pay, paying less than minimum wage or requiring the purchase of necessary items for work without the possibility of reimbursement. Employers may also misclassify workers as independent … Continue reading