Monthly Archives: October 2019
Can I Be Fired for Reporting My Employer’s Illegal Actions to the Government? Understanding California’s Protections for Whistleblowers
So, you’re an employee who has found yourself in an ethical dilemma. You strongly believe – or maybe you know – that your employer is engaged in illegal activity. But maybe you’re worried if you report it to the appropriate authorities, or even file an internal complaint with management, so will lose your job…. Read More »
Getting Ready for the Workday: Do California Minimum Wage Laws Cover Time Spent Performing Pre- and Post-Shift Activities?
California law generally requires public and private employers to pay a certain minimum wage to employees “for all hours worked.” California Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) wage orders provide “all hours worked” means “the time during which an employee is subject to the control of an employer, and includes all the time the employee is… Read More »
Does My Employer Have to Pay for My Work Uniform? Understanding California’s Labor Laws Regarding Employee Reimbursements
Section 2802 of the California Labor Code requires employers to reimburse employees for “all necessary expenditures” incurred “in direct consequence of” of the employee’s duties. For example, if an employer requires employees to wear a particular uniform, the employer must reimburse the employee for the cost of purchasing that uniform. Similarly, if an employee… Read More »