Employee Polygraph Protection Act

February 28, 2023 Legal Team
The Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) protects employees and potential employees by prohibiting the use of lie detector tests by most private employers either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment. What is a Polygraph? A polygraph is a test that measures and records body metrics such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration,...
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California Work Permit for Minors

February 24, 2023 Legal Team
Work permits are mandatory in California for most minors under 18 years of age. The certificate must be presented to an employer to verify a minor’s ability to work before they are hired. Work Permit Requirements Minors aged 14 and up can seek employment in California with a “State Permit to Employ and Work.”...
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How Labor Laws Treat Bonuses in California

February 17, 2023 Legal Team
Many California employees work very hard for their bonuses, and it can come as a shock if they are not paid a bonus when expected or at all. However, do they have rights to that compensation, or is it just extra money handed out at an employer’s discretion? Fortunately, California labor laws do address...
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What Is “Piece-Rate” Compensation?

February 10, 2023 Legal Team
“Piece-rate” compensation means an employee is paid based on the amount of “pieces” they complete rather than the hours worked. For example, suppose an employee is paid by the number of pipes they install, and how long each job takes is not accounted for. Issues with Piece-Rate Compensation Although California Labor Code allows employers...
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