Overtime Violations: More Common Than You Think!

March 14, 2014 Legal Team
Overtime violations are more common than you think. Every year, thousands of overtime payment violations are reported to government agencies – and that doesn't count all the cases that aren't reported. In the last year, the federal Wage and Hour Division by itself has cited more than 7,300 wage violations. In 2012 and 2011, there were more than...
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What Not to Do in a Deposition – Lessons by Bieber

March 13, 2014 Legal Team
In lawsuits, the people involved often have to answer questions by having their deposition taken. A deposition is a chance for the other party's lawyer to ask questions that the law requires to be answered truthfully. Because the deposition and the answers given at the deposition are very important in a case, the person...
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Los Angeles Councilman Accused of Sexual Harassment

March 11, 2014 Legal Team
San Diego isn't the only city that needs to “keep it classy” in the words of Anchorman, Ron Burgundy. The city of Los Angeles is facing accusations of sexual harassment, namely toward Councilman Jose Huizar.A judge set a November 10th trial date for the case that was filed by a former aide, Francine Godoy. Godoy,...
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Spring Forward: How Daylight Savings Affects Paying Employees

March 10, 2014 Legal Team
It's daylight savings time! This means everyone at work feels virtually jet-lagged for the hour lost on Sunday morning at 2:00 am. But the hour lost is not the only change to be cognizant of while springing forward. For all those hourly or non-exempt employees, make sure your employer is compensating you correctly during...
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So Who’s Paying for the Uniform?

March 7, 2014 Legal Team
Uniforms have been a point of contention for employers and employees. Who pays for them? Who keeps us the maintenance? It turns out; Federal and California law differ significantly in these answers.Federal law stipulates that an employer can require an employee to provide their own uniform as so long as an employee does not...
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