Category: Wages

Orange County Employee Final Paycheck Tips

Losing a job is tough enough without worrying about the final paycheck or, even worse, unpaid wages. Legislators across the country seem to agree; almost every state has laws on final pay. In California, for example, it must be paid on the date of termination if the...

Salary versus Overtime Wages in Orange County

Orange County Salary versus Overtime You are a salaried so you do not get overtime pay. This is one of the most common misconceptions in the workplace. There is no doubt that salary status is one of the requirements exempting an employee from overtime pay, but it is...

Employer is Required to Give Them a Break

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: The company I work for has both hourly and salaried employees. We all work 8½ hours per day, but since we receive a paid hour for lunch, we have been told that we are not entitled to any breaks. Is this legal? A:...

Staff Deserves 2 Breaks a Day Under the Law

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: Our employer would like to eliminate the employee morning and afternoon breaks. We do not work for four continuous hours, so the employer says we don’t need the break. We have an hour lunch break; however,...

Dictating Vacation May Preserve Jobs

by Patrick E. Turner Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: I work for a company struggling because of a downturn in sales. To avoid potential layoffs, management is requiring us to take all accrued vacation by the end of the year, and all salaried...