Some bosses actually expect their employees to ‘give’ them something for the right to keep a job. Or to get enough hours of work. What’s going on there? They want a kickback. They’re demanding a payment you’re forced to make every month or so. Something for the team lead for him or to keep youContinue reading “Forced Kickbacks at Work??? Yeah, Sadly, It Can Happen”
Author Archives: Samantha Beasley
You were just fired! No Reason Given! Now What?
Depending on your circumstances, you should definitely consider whether you should file a workers’ compensation claim, a disability claim, and/or a claim for unemployment benefits. You might also be entitled to unpaid overtime, minimum wages, sick leave and vacation benefits. Maybe you’re even owed money for expenses you incurred, such as your purchase or cleaningContinue reading “You were just fired! No Reason Given! Now What?”
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 ofContinue reading “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 workContinue reading “OVERTIME! 40 hours is not the ‘tell’ in California!”
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 oneContinue reading “PRETEXT – What They “Make Up” for Why You Got Fired!”
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 theirContinue reading “April 15th – Watch out! Your Tax Withholding May Be Withheld!”
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 inContinue reading “Funeral Home Workers – Everyone’s Time Is Valuable”
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 wagesContinue reading “Independent Contractors – The Great Escape for Some Employers”
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 onContinue reading “In-Home Nursing … Sometimes Hazardous to Nurse’s Well-Being”
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 – IsContinue reading “Warehouse Work! Hot Summers? Cold Winters? Really Long Walks?”