California, like other states, sets a minimum wage that employers must pay their employees. Failure to pay the required wages is a serious offense, and workers might be entitled to back pay. Read on for more information about California’s minimum wage laws. The Current Minimum Wage in California California actually sets two minimum wages—one that… Read More

Before the Affordable Care Act was introduced, workers understood that “full-time” meant a full 40-hour workweek, and any employee who worked less than that was considered “part-time.” However, with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act came along the new “full-time” employee—or one who works at least 30 hours a week or at least 130… Read More

According to California Labor Code, Section 551, all California employees, regardless of occupation, are entitled to a least one rest day out of every seven days. Section 552 goes on to state that no employer may require employees to work more than six days out of a seven-day period, and any employer that tries to… Read More

What California Workers Need to Know About Wage and Hour Laws California has complex wage and hour laws that are governed by the California Labor Code and Wage Orders issued by the now-defunct Industrial Welfare Commission. These laws often contradict or are broader than federal law, so employers may have trouble knowing what is required… Read More