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Who Is Entitled to Overtime Pay?

All employees are entitled to a safe workplace and one that adequately compensates them for the work they do. This means that you are paid a fair hourly wage and your employer complies with overtime pay requirements.

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Can My Employer Deny FMLA Leave?

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) was the first piece of legislation enacted after the inauguration of President Bill Clinton. The FMLA guaranteed 12 weeks of unpaid leave for qualifying employees who need to care for their own health, the health of their family members, or the birth or adoption of a child. The bill was later expanded to cover care for family members in the military.

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At-Will Employment in California

Under California's Labor Code, it is presumed that employees are employed at will. This denotes that either party – the employer or employee – can terminate the employment at any time, for any legal reason, with or without any prior notice. Conversely, wrongfully terminating employment or firing an employee for unlawful reasons is considered a breach of an employment contract. An experienced California employment law attorney can help you understand your rights and protections under at-will employment.

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California Off-the-Clock Work Laws

Prior to The Great Depression, some states (including California) started regulating wage and hour issues at work, even instituting minimum wage requirements. It wasn’t until the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt that the federal government stepped in.

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New Year, New Laws

Though the pandemic reduced the number of new bills passed by the legislature in Sacramento, Governor Gavin Newsom still signed 770 new laws that take effect in 2022 and beyond, ranging from wage changes to leave laws, employee freedom, disclosure of information about their workplace conditions, and more.

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