Most California workers have no idea they may be victims of wage theft.
If you work for a restaurant – whether it a McDonald’s or the nicest steak house in town – then you have rights.
While California is an at-will state, meaning you can be let go for any reason or no reason at all, the issue of being fired while sick isn’t always cut and dry.
You can potentially get unemployment if you quit in California. However, there are some criteria set out by the Employment Development Department of California (EDD) that must be met to receive these benefits.
If your employer MISCLASSIFIED you as exempt from overtime, how much money would that cost you?
In broad terms, wage theft is the non-payment or underpayment of employees for hours worked, whether intentional or not.
What happens if you use cannabis legally, and get fired unfairly…then what?
A late April California Supreme Court ruling could reclassify contractors (gig workers) as employees. What could this mean? A whole lot!
If you get fired for any reason, or quite for any reason, you may be owed money!
MOST California employees either wait too long to contact an attorney. Or, they never do at all. The consequences can be expensive.
COVID-19 has substantially affected American livelihoods because of mandatory stay-at-home orders. Unless you are one of the lucky whose jobs is considered essential, you probably are unable to go to work.
Wage theft—-when employers fail to pay employees all legally entitled wages—-impacts all employees, across all workplaces, in all states
Fast food restaurants, restaurants of all kinds, will continue to steal wages from employees for one simple reason. They can get away with it.
Most California Employees Have No Idea They Were Wrongfully Terminated Until It’s Too Late
In accordance with federal and state laws, an employer must conduct due diligence in the form of a thorough investigation should an employee disclose a sexual harassment complaint.
Learn what other steps you should take.
What happens when legal medical cannabis users go to work?
An employee in California that is medically deemed unable to work as a result of pregnancy and/ or childbirth may be entitled to pregnancy disability leave.
Learn more about illegal termination.
In California, if you have been wrongfully terminated due to an unfounded sexual harassment claim and can provide sufficient proof that the termination was unlawful, with employment attorney representation, you may be awarded financial compensation and/ or the reinstatement of your job.
We may think that workplace sexual harassment only looks like one type of behavior. Actually,workplace sexual harassment can occur in a number of ways.
While employees may hear their bosses and managers say that they can just fire them for any reason at any time, that is not necessarily true.
Have You Been Fired? Have You Quit? Are You Owed Money?