May 2015 Archives

Salon workers involved in a payment dispute over low wages

Many people enjoy going to nail salons to be pampered. Although it may be fun for the customers, behind the scenes, the workers claim that they are being overworked and underpaid. California workers who are not exempt and are paid hourly should at least receive minimum wage and be given overtime pay in accordance with state and federal labor laws. When this does not happen and issues remains unresolved, the workers may look to the court to resolve their payment dispute.

Woman claims a wrongful termination after removing smartphone app

There are many positive aspects to the increased use of technology and its capabilities. Unfortunately, this can also lead to privacy issues that can transcend into the California workplace. Many companies are requiring workers to use their smartphones as part of their jobs to help facilitate administrative duties, such as keeping track of hours worked. However, when employees find that their privacy has been compromised, and they do not agree to using the technology, the company may handle the situation by firing the workers, which can lead to wrongful termination claims.

Wipro accused of non-payment of overtime to foreign workers

The United States is often called the land of opportunity, which entices many foreign workers to come to the country for work. However, these workers may not be familiar with their rights regarding proper compensation under state and federal employment laws and may be underpaid, as a result. A man who was outsourced by Wipro Ltd. to work at DirectTV in California claims that he was not given payment for overtime, because he was incorrectly classified as exempt.

Ex police worker wins wrongful termination claim for $725K

Many employees believe in doing what is right and move to report questionable activity by their superiors without fear of retaliation. Unfortunately, some employers fire workers who speak up in an effort to keep any claimed unlawful conduct quiet and/or in retaliation for prior acts. A California woman who worked for the San Francisco Police Department asserts that she was the victim of a wrongful termination after reporting an incident that appears to have violated department policy.

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