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Employee rights could inadvertently be violated

California business owners must comply with many laws, and some of them deal with age discrimination. Nobody wants to be accused of such a violation, but not all employers understand the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). It is a federal law that provides employee rights to certain employees and applicants at age 40 and older.

Employee rights violations: Wage thefts spawn $8.3M in penalties

The office of the California Labor Commissioner spent about eight months investigating a group of fitness centers for wage theft. This followed allegations that certain employee rights were violated. The investigation was recently concluded, and the outcome published. It was determined that the company committed labor law infringements of over $8.3 million.

Lodging staff has several new employee rights to protect

Workers in the hospitality and lodging industry in California will likely benefit from the newest regulations to protect their health and safety. Employee rights are affected by new laws related to immigration enforcement, minimum wages and training to recognize signs of human trafficking. Only employees who know their rights can make sure they are not violated.

Alleged employee rights violations bring claim against Taco Bell

Taco Bell employees in California may be aware of the collective action lawsuit that was filed against the company that owns various franchised brands, one of which is Taco Bell. The initial filing was done in another state in 2016. Over 500 former and current employees claim violations of employee rights.

Employee rights: Laborer classified as manager seeks overtime

The United States Department of Labor allows companies to appoint some employees in positions that are classified as overtime-exempt. This often includes commissioned salespeople and people in managerial positions. An employee of Urban Outfitters, a clothing company with branches nationwide, including in California, filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging violations of his employee rights. The worker claims unpaid overtime.

Employee rights changes for 2018 bring some benefits

Several changes became effective at the start of 2018. Employee rights in California will see changes to family leave and minimum wages, and salary history will no longer play a role, while previous convictions need not be disclosed. The changes will benefit all, and traditional employment challenges faced by certain marginalized groups will be eliminated.

Employee rights: Judge enforces 2016 judgment for wage theft

Students nationwide, including in California, take on jobs as servers in restaurants to increase their incomes. Sadly, many establishments violate the employee rights of the students by withholding overtime money and tips. A workers' rights group in another state recently reported the outcome of a 2015 lawsuit involving such violations.

Former restaurant staff claims violation of employee rights

Bar Rouse, a restaurant in downtown Sacramento, closed its doors on Sept. 20. Former employees of this California eatery say this happened after the owner received an eviction notice for violating the lease terms. Several former staff members now claim their employee rights were violated because they did not receive their wages for the period Sept. 1 through 20.

San Diego trash truck drivers fight for their employee rights

It is not uncommon for employers to get away with unfair deductions from the wages of employees because individual workers do not know that the same thing is happening to their colleagues. Then, when they realize that they are not alone, they typically find it easier to stand up for their employee rights. Every California worker is entitled to be paid for the hours he or she works, and a class action lawsuit is one way to get unpaid wages.

Employee rights violation alleged for working 18 months, 24-7

California workers might find it difficult to imagine having to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week for an extended period. However, a lawsuit was recently filed in another state in which a worker claims his remuneration was below the minimum wage level. He alleges his employee rights were violated during his employment as an oil field gate guard.

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