Category: Employment Discrimination

Where Commissioned Employees Fit in to California’s Overtime Law Requirements

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In California, an employer is required to pay its employees overtime if the employee works in excess of eight hours a day or more than forty (40) hours a week. Overtime is compensated at the rate of no less than one and one-half times (1 ½) the regular rate of pay for an employee. Continue reading “Where Commissioned Employees Fit in to California’s Overtime Law Requirements”

Do Employees That Don’t Sign Written Disciplinary Notices Get Fired?

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The Court of Appeal in Paratransit v. UIAB, tackled a common wrongfully terminated question for employees, can my employer fire me for not signing a written disciplinary notice? According the Court in the Paratransit case, the answer could be yes.

Craig Medeiros, the employee who was fired, was a union member. His negotiated union contract required his employer to obtain the signature of the employee being issued a disciplinary notice. The notices however, must include a disclaimer that states that the employee is only acknowledging receipt of the document. Continue reading “Do Employees That Don’t Sign Written Disciplinary Notices Get Fired?”

Should I Contact a Sexual Harassment Attorney for a Work Incident?

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It is not easy to determine when a situation at work warrants speaking with a sexual harassment attorney. Our country is in the midst of turbulent change, particularly regarding social matters. Issues such as racial and gender equality lead the forefront, calling upon those in power (and well, all of us really) to take a stand against civil injustice. Continue reading “Should I Contact a Sexual Harassment Attorney for a Work Incident?”