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Monthly Archives: November 2018

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Does a Union Contract Override a California City’s Minimum Wage Rules?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

A common source of wage and hour disputes in California is the proper calculation of an employee’s minimum wage. There are often a host of overlapping federal, state, and local rules to consider. The federal government sets the minimum wage at just $7.25 per hour, while California law requires higher pay (increasing each year),… Read More »

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Complaints in the Workplace: When Should an Employer Conduct a Workplace Investigation?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If you are an employer who has received a complaint from an employee, you likely have an obligation under the law to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of claims of these claims as soon as possible. In this article, we use the term “employer” to mean Human Resources or senior management. For example,… Read More »

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My Employer Has a “No Fault” Attendance Policy: Now What?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If your employer has a written attendance policy, you need to carefully review all of its terms. Many California employers adopt a so-called “no-fault” attendance policy that assigns points for any unexcused absence regardless of the cause. Under these policies, the idea is that when an employee reaches or exceeds a certain points threshold,… Read More »

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How Does the ADAAA Protect Me If I Need Additional Time Off from Work for My Medical Condition?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

California workers often need time off to deal with a medical illness or disability. There are a number of state and federal laws protecting a worker’s right to take a certain amount of paid and unpaid medical leave. Some employers may also offer additional leave through employment agreements and written policies. But even if… Read More »

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