Is Overtime Pay Required After 40 or 8 Hours?

May 19, 2023 Legal Team
In California, overtime regulations are in place to protect workers from excessive work hours without appropriate compensation. However, determining whether overtime pay is required after 40 hours or 8 hours can be a bit confusing. Overtime Laws in California The general rule in California is that non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay for...
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Can My Employer Deny My Vacation Request?

May 12, 2023 Legal Team
California's labor laws do not specifically mandate or regulate paid vacation time. Therefore, employers have the discretion to approve or deny vacation requests based on legitimate business needs, such as staffing requirements or operational demands. However, employers must apply these policies consistently and without discrimination. Employer Policies and Written Agreements Most organizations have policies...
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Can an Employer Revoke an Approved Vacation?

May 5, 2023 Legal Team
Taking time off from work is essential for maintaining a healthy work-life balance and overall well being. Employees often plan vacations in advance, obtaining approval from their employers to ensure smooth workflow and adequate coverage during their absence. However, there may be instances where an employer finds it necessary to revoke an already approved...
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Can an Employer Ask Why You are Sick?

April 30, 2023 Legal Team
As an employee, you may have encountered a situation where your employer asks you why you are sick or what is causing your absence. This can be a sensitive issue, and it is important to understand your rights and responsibilities in such situations. What You Are Legally Required to Tell Your Employer In general,...
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How Long Will a Workers’ Compensation Claim Take?

April 29, 2023 Legal Team
Employees who are injured on the job have the right to file a workers' compensation claim to receive benefits. One of the most common questions is how long the process will take. Generally, once an employer’s insurance carrier has received the claim, they have 14 days to approve or deny it. If the claim...
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