Automatic Time Deductions for Missed Meal Breaks Are Illegal

Posted by Joe Sayas | Oct 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q:        I am a full-time hourly employee. While we were told that we have a 30-minute unpaid lunch break every day, we usually cannot take breaks due to the heavy workload. But the employer still deducts 30 minutes for lunch from our work hours. Is this legal?  A:        No. If you did not tak...

Accommodating Employees with Mental Disability

Posted by Joe Sayas | Sep 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kimberlee Gutierrez worked as a patient registration clerk for Dignity Health for 9 years. Kimberlee had a history of mental disability, which worsened when she was violently attacked by an ex-boyfriend. She took a medical leave of absence for her disability. When she returned to work, she claime...

Sex Harassment Creates a Hostile Work Environment

Posted by Joe Sayas | Sep 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chastity Jones, is a 42-year-old single mother, who worked as a sales accountant Hologram USA and FilmOn.TV, companies owned by billionaire Alkiviades David. FilmOn.TV Networks is an online television service and Hologram USA operates a hologram theater in Hollywood that has produced holographic ...

Same-sex harassment at work is equally illegal

Posted by Joe Sayas | Sep 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

(Employer's failure to prevent is actionable) COLE H worked as a truck driver for Beverly Fabrics for eight years. During the last 5 years of his employment, he experienced bullying and harassment by a coworker, Dan Rangle. Rangle referred to himself as “Big Swingin' Dan.” Rangle's inappropria...

Are you paying your employer's costs of doing business?

Posted by Joe Sayas | Sep 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

(Your rights to reimbursements may be significant) Q: As part of my work, I travel to clients using my own car and I pay for gas. I also make several business-related calls on my personal cell phone, although since I have an unlimited plan, I do not really incur additional expenses. Should my ...

Are You getting Paid Less Because of Your Gender?

Posted by Joe Sayas | Aug 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The California Fair Pay Act (a.k.a. the Equal Pay Act), enacted in October 2015, prohibits employers from paying employees less than those of the opposite sex for “substantially similar work,” even if their titles are different or they work at different sites. This means the lower paid employee...

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