Whether you are a long-time employee seeking a promotion or a potential employee at your initial interview, employers are strictly prohibited from discriminating on the basis of:
California port truck drivers and warehouse workers are reaching their limits from employer mistreatment. Many work under contract and they work hard. They end up paying for their own vehicle repairs which really add up. The most frustrating part is feeling like their days have been wasted without pay. Often times they can spend eight to 10 hours just waiting for companies to get their shipments ready. During this time they are not paid.
With only 38 months since the opening of the Blue Apron location in Richmond, California, the facility has been cited for massive health and safety code violations. Dangerous conditions, acts of violence, and impossible working demands have plagued the warehouse since its opening. Underpaid and overworked employees are left feeling angry.
Wells Fargo has been under fire for the past few weeks since the discovery of their alleged efforts forcing employees to cross-sell customers more products to meet lofty goals. Now, several senators are asking the U.S. Labor Department to determine if Wells Fargo employees were abused by their employer.
After a sweep on September 7 and 8, California Labor Commissioner's Office investigators have fined 18 Los Angeles garment contractors and manufacturers a total of $682,344 for labor law violations.
Back in 2014, President Obama had directed Department of Labor ("DOL") Secretary, Thomas Perez, to streamline and modernize minimum wage and OT exemptions. As a result of this direction, the DOL has finalized an OT expansion rule. Effective December 1, 2016, federal OT protections and regulations will expand to cover over 4 million people. What does this mean in a nutshell? That many more people will become eligible for OT and ultimately OT pay under federal labor laws.
If you have ever had to buy your own uniform, use your own car for work or cover other costs on the job, you may be entitled to reimbursement. However, if you don't know your rights, your employer might not pay you what you are owed. That's why we have created this brief SlideShare presentation to help you learn about the law.
You may have remembered Patricia Arquette's Oscar acceptance speech last year, calling for more attention to equal pay for women. Her stance made a stir not just within the industry but among California state legislators. The new year has brought a new equal pay law and standard for employers. One that will be harder to meet, bringing good news to employees in California.