Category: Wage & Hour Disputes
Understanding Overtime Pay In California
Our Unpaid Wages Lawyer in Los Angeles Explains the Rules California laws govern how employees and nonexempt employees receive pay for working more than 40 hours per week. Part-time employees work less than 40 hours. As a full-time employee, you...Read More
Oracle: A Culture of Pay Discrimination?
A lawsuit has been filed against Oracle, a computer technology corporation, alleging pay discrimination. Three female employees are seeking class-action status to represent all women at Oracle. The lawsuits state that Oracle paid female employees less than male employees for...Read More
Why Are My Wages Not Increasing?
In a recent report by Business Insider, the rates of corporate profits and wage rates dating back to the 1950’s were analyzed. The results they found are unfortunate for workers. Wages have declined over time when compared to company profits....Read More
How Do You Know If Your Employer Is Committing Wage Theft?
A recent report by the Economic Policy Institute estimated that low-wage workers in California lose $2 billion per year due to wage theft. Amidst many allegations against ridesharing giant Uber, they are now repaying drivers for shorting commissions for a...Read More
Equal Pay Day Was on April 4th, Here’s What You Should Know
This year, National Equal Pay Day fell on April 4th. This date marks how long after the beginning of the year it took for women in this country to earn the same amount of money as men did the previous...Read More
Are Employers Required to Provide Items Essential for Jobs?
Disney recently got itself into trouble by refusing to provide Disney World employees with costumes. Employees claimed fees from buying and maintaining the costumes pushed their pay below the federal minimum wage. The Department of Labor investigated and confirmed these...Read More
Is Your Employer Using Dirty Tricks to Steal Your Wages?
Wage theft is not always obvious. Although employers may deduct wages directly from pay, there are more “under-the-radar” methods they may use to steal your hard-earned money. For example, employers may misclassify you as a managerial employee or independent contractor....Read More
Starbucks to Expands Its Paid Maternity Leave Policies
Good news if you’re an expectant mother and work for Starbucks. The national coffee chain is expanding its paid maternity leave policies for birth mothers. Starbucks’ new policies, which go into effect on October 1st, 2017, will allow birth mothers...Read More
Are Businesses Using Prepaid Debit Cards to Pay Less than Minimum Wage?
Several businesses have been accused of using prepaid debit cards with hidden fees to pay workers. These cards incur fees when they are used and for monthly maintenance. Fees from using the cards can drop wages to below the federal...Read More
Are Businesses Stealing Wages from Workers with Disabilities?
Several years ago, Goodwill Industries came under scrutiny after an investigation revealed it was paying disabled workers as little as 22 cents an hour. Despite the multibillion dollar nonprofit paying its executives six-figure salaries, it paid disabled workers pennies for...Read More