Federal Minimum Wage Needs to Increase

Workers in more than 20 states, cities and counties will get a wage boost today, July 1, when higher minimum wages kick in — part of a nationwide push to ensure the nation’s lowest-paid workers are keeping up with the rising cost of living. The hikes come as the federal minimum wage nears the 13th … read more

California’s Paid Sick Leave Law

The Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522) provides employees in California with paid sick leave. Under the California law, an employee who works in California for 30 or more days is entitled to paid sick leave. With some exceptions, all employees, including part-time and temporary employees, earn at least one hour of … read more

The Basics For Alternative-Workweek Schedules (AWS)

California law generally requires employers to pay employees overtime wages for hours worked in excess of eight hours in a day. However, California Labor Code section 511 allows employers to institute a regularly scheduled alternative-workweek under which employees may work more than eight hours in a day without an entitlement to overtime pay. However, an … read more

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