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. This raises an important question: What is the minimum wage in the state of California? The most simple answer is that for the... Read...

Proper classification as an employee or independent contractor in California affects your rights, protections, and wages in California. Misclassification happens more often than you think. The recent passing of AB5, also known as the “gig worker bill,” changed the classification of independent contractors in California. Additionally, in November 2020, Proposition 22, or the “App-Based Drivers... Read...

Due to the coronavirus global pandemic, the entire state of California has been under emergency shelter-in-place orders. All non-essential businesses are temporarily shuttered with all employees ordered to work from home, if possible. These orders, caused by an unprecedented global pandemic, leave many wondering about their rights regarding wage and hour laws with their employer. Wage and hour laws... Read...

Leaving a job can be challenging — especially if you are not able to leave the position on your own terms. The period between one job and another can be financially stressful for any person. A severance package can help to ease this transition. While California employers are generally not required to offer their workers... Read...

Part-time workers are an important part of our nation’s economy. According to data provided Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), somewhere between 25 million and 35 million people are currently employed on a part-time basis. Jump to Quick FAQ About Part-Time Employees in California How many hours is part-time in California? ANSWER: It depends. It is... Read...