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“No-Fault” Attendance Policies: How Do They Work?

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

Many companies have attempted to address attendance issues by implementing so-called “no-fault” attendance policies. These policies are meant to solve problems relating to attendance or tardiness by setting hard and fast rules about missing work without consideration as to the cause. Employees who run afoul of the policy, even unwittingly, can find themselves punished… Read More »

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Successor Liability for Wage and Hour Judgments: CA Labor Code 200.3

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If your employer violates a wage and hour law–meaning they have denied you proper overtime, paid you less than the minimum wage, refused your meal or rest breaks, or otherwise failed to pay you what you are owed–you are entitled to your unpaid wages and/or penalties. What happens, however, when your employer gets acquired… Read More »

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What is a PAGA Claim?

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

The Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) is a California Labor Code statute that allows employees to seek out civil penalties against their employers, enabling them to essentially act as “private attorneys general.” Employees can seek out civil penalties for themselves and/or other employees on behalf of the State of California. The law was enacted… Read More »

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Can Employers Fire You For Being Sick?

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

No one wants to go to work while sick. In the past, many people felt obligated to do so–unless you were physically unable to make it to the office, work culture pressured you into showing up, even if you might make your co-workers ill. That mentality has certainly changed with the novel coronavirus pandemic…. Read More »

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What Is California’s Law on Final Paychecks?

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According to California employment law, individuals are entitled to their final paycheck almost immediately after willfully leaving or getting terminated from a job. If an individual quits their job, they are entitled to their final paycheck within 72 hours. If an individual is terminated from their job, then the employer is required by law… Read More »

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Smoke Break Laws in California

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Savvy California employees know that they are guaranteed certain breaks throughout the day, including rest breaks and meal breaks. They know that they are guaranteed overtime for working enough hours in a workday or workweek if they are paid by the hour. It’s less well-known whether certain employees are guaranteed the right to additional… Read More »

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What Are the California Tip Laws?

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California’s labor laws protect employees. California workers benefit from a minimum wage, mandatory meal and rest breaks, overtime payment, and other protections. Some issues, however, are not always so clear-cut. Gratuities, or tips, paid by customers are meant to be voluntary, but in the U.S. it’s all but guaranteed in the service industry. Many… Read More »

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Are Unpaid Internships Illegal in California?

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

Internships have become a staple of the higher education experience in America. For many, landing the right internships can help with gaining invaluable experiences to help further your career. But for others, internships — especially unpaid ones, can lead students to wonder whether they’re getting an experience worth their time. Federal Guidance on Unpaid… Read More »

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Do Employers Have to Pay for Jury Duty in California?

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Jury duty, while not always welcomed, is a civic duty of every American. If you are one of the lucky many who are selected for jury duty, you may be wondering, what do you do if you have to miss work to carry out this obligation? In California, employers are not required to pay… Read More »

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Is Severance Pay Taxable? Know Your Options

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

A severance package can be an unexpected and emotionally charged payout for any employee. Just as unexpected might be the sudden tax responsibility that comes along with a severance package. You do have some options on your side when it comes to navigating a settlement package and what your responsibilities are come tax time…. Read More »

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