Wage & Hour Laws Archives

Many federal workers may be affected by payment caps for overtime

The past year has brought multiple natural disasters that have taken a toll on many of the resources available, including the hours put in by emergency responders. Now, there are several hundred FEMA workers who may be asked to give even more as they may have exceeded the salary caps that dictate payment for excessive hours worked. If this becomes a requirement, it may affect California residents who work for the federal agency.

According to workers' payment dispute, Disney not a fun workplace

Almost every child in America has dreamed about visiting either Disney World or Disneyland here in California. However, according to union officials embroiled in a payment dispute, the entertainment destination may not be the workplace of dreams. Employees of Disney World are fighting for better wages and more favorable work conditions; however, it is unknown if the current protest also involves workers in Disneyland. 

Some university workers in payment dispute after storm closing

The recent rash of hurricanes that swept across parts of the country left untold damage and lasting reminders for thousands of people. However, while many people have been adversely affected, there are some who are claiming that their lost wages have left them in financial dire straights, which has prompted a payment dispute with their university employer. These workers are not employed in California, but it is possible that there have been similar issues that have occurred for certain employees here whenever unforeseen events arise.

Lawmakers act to ensure workers receive just payment for time

In spite of the fact that every state has its own wage and hours laws, there are still many employees who are victims of wage theft. However, federal lawmakers recently took action to ensure that workers receive just payment for the hours they work. If the new bill is passed, it would benefit workers in every state, including California.

Workers protest having their employment compensation trashed

A segment of workers for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts have filed a formal protest against these departments. They claim that the agency is unfairly withholding employment compensation without justification. The dispute hinges on the fact that this segment of workers does not have a valid contract in place at this time. Just as other California workers are entitled to do, these employees are attempting to preserve their rights to a just salary and fair workplace practices according to state employment laws.

Restaurant workers accuse employers of serving up unfair payment

Those who work in the hospitality business put in long hours under constant pressure, especially those who work for popular restaurants. When a worker believes that he or she is not being compensated fairly under the wage and hour laws that dictate payment, that worker is entitled to seek a suitable remedy to the problem. While the majority of California workers are justly compensated, there are avenues to correct a discrepancy when one occurs.

Flight attendants frustrated over payment dispute with American

When companies merge and absorb the employees, they often make concessions to those workers in order to facilitate a smooth merger. However, not every company will honor those verbal agreements, and workers may find themselves in a payment dispute with the new management. Since California is home to so many new companies, it is likely that workers here have found themselves in their own disagreements over pay or other issues that were difficult to resolve without the assistance of professionals.

Segment of AT&T workers went on strike for payment dispute

AT&T is one of the world's largest telecommunications companies, employing tens of thousands of workers in its many division locations. Recently, approximately 17,000 union workers went on strike to protest several issues including a payment dispute. While the strike was resolved in relatively short order, customers in California may have experienced delays in some service requests.

Missing Oxford comma crucial factor in payment dispute

When employers and employees fail to agree on important matters, the issue may be difficult to resolve without workers taking the matter to the courts. When the issue involves a payment dispute, it may be even more likely that the workers will fight for their right to fair compensation. California employees can seek professional assistance whenever they believe that their rights are being circumnavigated.

Woman files suit against the NFL over employment compensation

Working for the National Football League is often a dream for not just boys but for many girls as well. Every year, the media reports on the multi-million dollar contracts that the top players receive. However, it may come as a surprise to football fans living in California to know that, according to one recent civil suit, the cheerleaders for these teams do not receive any where near the level of employment compensation as the players or even enough to live on in most cases.

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