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 In-Home Nursing Care.

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

Warehouse Work! Hot Summers? Cold Winters? Really Long Walks?

Are you working in a large warehouse? New ones are being built all over California and can be over a million square feet in size. We currently have a case involving a warehouse that big. If you work in a warehouse, you’re probably aware on a daily basis of three important factors.

Heat – Is it hot – Really Hot – in the summer, or Way Too Cold in the Winter? California law requires that all work environments be safe in which to work.

Do you have to take your breaks in restricted areas, that require you to work 5-10 minutes or more to get there and back top your workstation?

Do you have to wait in lines while leaving work – after you’ve clocked out? Whether to leave to take a break or to go home for the day or night?

If any of those factors apply to you, your employer may be taking advantage of your health, safety and time, If this is happening to you (or friends or family), perhaps you should contact an attorney.

March 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Warehouse Work! Hot Summers? Cold Winters? Really Long Walks?

Religious Discrimination in Employment – A Quick Overview

As you’re probably aware, religious discrimination in employment is, for the most part illegal. Here are four types of instances where it might arise. The first has to do with hiring. If, for example, you told a prospective employer that due to your religion you couldn’t work on a Friday or Saturday or Sunday, for example, and a job offer was suddenly withdrawn, that might well be illegal. Or once [...]

January 28th, 2019|

Overtime and Earnings Statements

This week's posting is on Overtime and Earnings Statements! Pay-Stubs! That's what they used to call them. Now they're called Earnings Statements. You should get one each pay period. In California, If you're an hourly employee, they should definitely show how many hours you worked, so you can compute whether you were paid correctly. They should show you the work you did for that previous pay period, so you can add [...]

January 21st, 2019|

Bankrupt Employers

This Week’s Comment is about how a company might be able to avoid paying back wages by filing for bankruptcy. That’s what might happen because Sears did file for bankruptcy, back in October, 2018. You’ve heard that Sears filed for bankruptcy, right? Maybe you know people who worked or work for Sears in California because you shop there. Bankruptcy is not the end-all of a case! Take Sears, for Instance! [...]

January 15th, 2019|

Shifts – Day, Swing and Graveyard

Most people work a day shift, don’t you think? Most businesses are open during the day, closed at night, right? But what about "Swing Shift"? That’s usually considered to mean the hours from around 4 p.m. until midnight. In fact, it may have come about in America because of the employees in the aircraft factories and such going out to dance the swing during World War II. Or maybe the [...]

January 15th, 2019|

School Bus Drivers

Does a day ever go by when we don't pass a bus on the road, picking up, dropping off, or transporting students somewhere? Did you ever think about the rules bus drivers might have to follow? Let's assume, for example, that the bus is delivering students for a musical concert. If so, perhaps the kids can leave the bus to grab lunch or visit a restroom. But what about their [...]

January 8th, 2019|

Car Haulers

Car Haulers! You know, the guys who drive those trucks which hold cars on them, as they’re being transported to either a new or used-car lot! Suppose that was your job! Suppose, when you got to work, you were scheduled to leave the lot, cars already loaded up, and be at some 10,000 used-car lot that afternoon, 350 miles away, say from San Jose to Los Angeles, California, maybe on [...]

January 8th, 2019|
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