This website is for employees. In fairness to you, you need to know it’s only about California law so far. Each week, I’ll post something new. Maybe it will help you, your friends or family. Whether you work in sales, drive a truck, earn commissions, serve customers - whatever you do, maybe you can learn how employees sometimes get paid less than they’re owed. This week's subject is Funeral Home Workers - Everyone’s Time Is Valuable.

Tom the Lawyer2019-01-23T01:25:51-07:00

Donning and Doffing Protective Clothing – Your Time Matters!

Does the work you perform require you to put on a uniform before you actually start work?

If that’s the case, it’s probably because your employer knows that it has to follow OSHA rules, and protect you from injury.

Is that’s the case? Is your job is so dangerous you need the physical protection of a uniform? Then you may well be entitled to be paid for the time it takes to put that uniform on to start work and take it off when work concludes.

Are you told to clock in after you have the uniform on? It may well be that you’re being denied pay for the time you’re donning and doffing that protective clothing.

Whether you are doing this now, or did it in the past few years, or if you know someone who is going through this situation, maybe you’d like to give us a call. We’d be glad to talk with you.

Thanks very much. We hope this helps you or someone you know.

May 15th, 2019|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Donning and Doffing Protective Clothing – Your Time Matters!

OVERTIME! 40 hours is not the ‘tell’ in California!

Does your boss tell you, “Overtime begins after 40 hours”? If you work in California, that’s sort of how it works, SOMETIMES - but not all the time. Here’s how it really works. Overtime BEGINS after you’ve worked 8 hours in a day, OR 40 hours in a week. AND, depending on whether you work 6 or 7 days a week, different overtime factors may come into play! Guess what [...]

May 7th, 2019|

PRETEXT – What They “Make Up” for Why You Got Fired!

Has this happened to you? Or a family member, or close friend? You (or they) have worked at a job for a number of years. Then suddenly someone claims inventory or equipment is missing, and they hang it on you - even if you normally didn’t work at that location and/or were only there one day? If you didn’t do it, if someone else did, then what they’re doing is [...]

April 29th, 2019|Tags: , |

April 15th – Watch out! Your Tax Withholding May Be Withheld!

You know each week, or every other week, or twice a month, when you get your Earnings Statements? Do you ever look to see how much is being taken out in taxes? You should! Some employers have decided a good way to keep their employees’ money is to pocket the taxes they withheld from their paychecks. Have you heard about that recently in the news!!!??? When you go to file [...]

April 16th, 2019|

Funeral Home Workers – Everyone’s Time Is Valuable

Sooner or later, we’re all faced with having to deal with decisions relating to the possibility of funerals, be it for friends, families, or our own. The people we meet with at the mortuaries, funeral homes, and cemeteries, are all trained to try to give us the best possible service, all the while engaging in a business which requires success to continue in operation. So we’re glad, aren’t we, when [...]

April 2nd, 2019|

Independent Contractors – The Great Escape for Some Employers

Chances are you - or someone you know - carries the title of Contractor. But think again if you imagine that those contractors have anything to do with any home improvement seen on HGTV. Lots of large companies are using the job title of “Independent Contractor” as a way out of having to pay wages and benefits. It can happen, for example, in truck driving, delivery, or taxi service. It [...]

March 25th, 2019|

In-Home Nursing … Sometimes Hazardous to Nurse’s Well-Being

Nurses are often necessary to treat patients in their own homes.  Oftentimes, such nurses are designated as providing two types of care, palliative and hospice.  Palliative care relates to services  provided in hopes that the person can recover from injury or surgery, for example.  Hospice care is often associated with end of life care, concentrating on the quality of one’s life in terms of comfort and assistance.     They have a [...]

March 19th, 2019|Tags: , , |
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