There are many people living in California who have come here from other countries looking for a better life. Unfortunately, a lot of them find that they are not treated fairly in the workplace, particularly when it comes to their employment compensation. In recent years, numerous caregivers in the state have come forward with complaints of being victims of wage and hour violations. Some have won their cases, leaving their employers responsible for issuing back pay and having to pay fines for various workplace offenses.
Numerous California residents probably feel that they are undervalued at work due to the poor level of compensation that they receive. Some of these individuals' employers are meeting government standards when it comes to paying staff, so there is not a lot they can do about it other than request pay raises. Then there are those whose employers are not providing employment compensation that lives up to government standards. When that happens, there is something the affected employees can do about it.
A Midwest-based tire company has been found to be in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to properly pay its employees. Best-One Tire, which has stores in 24 states -- California not included -- reportedly failed to pay over 1,000 employees overtime pay or paid them overtime rates lower than what the law requires. The company now has to pay those wages and make changes to how they will compensate employees going forward. While California residents may not be affected by this particular company, it is still a good read for anyone who believes that their employers are failing to provide adequate employment compensation.
Employees and former employees of the Rangoon Ruby and Burmese Ruby restaurants will be receiving proper payment for the hours they worked thanks to a recent settlement reached in their wage violation case. A total of 298 employees filed the payment dispute a year ago and are happy with the final outcome. Other California residents whose employers have been shorting them pay may be able to take the same action that these employees did in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.
All hard-working California residents want to be compensated fairly for their time on the job. Unfortunately, some find that this does not always happen. If you find yourself in a payment dispute with your employer, legal counsel may be able to help you resolve the issue.
Despite the best efforts of the federal government and the state of California, some employers fail to compensate their employees, as they should. Even so, when a payment dispute arises, the appropriate government agencies can help an employee receive the overtime or other pay that is owed. Once a company is ordered to repay a worker, it may take some additional effort to obtain that back pay.
One of the basic expectations of employees at California businesses or others around the country is that they will receive the correct wages for the time they work on their jobs. Whether workers are paid a fixed salary or by hours worked, employers are required by law to compensate them. When this does not happen, a payment dispute may arise. Recently, such a dispute occurred in another state between a publishing company and one of its former employees.
"A fair day's wage for a fair day's work" was an old slogan that surfaced in early labor movements in the country. Exactly what is considered to be "fair" has long been an issue for employers in California and throughout the nation. Disputes regarding employment compensation are common when workers do not receive the proper pay for the hours they have worked. A recent ruling by the state Supreme Court provided clarification on how to fully define time worked on the job.
Employees at restaurants throughout California and other parts of the country often work long hours at strenuous, often low-paying jobs. Certainly, workers in any industry expect and deserve to receive the full amount of employment compensation they have earned, including any overtime pay they may have coming to them. When a company fails to do this, it is violating the nation's wage and hour laws. An organization in another state was recently required to pay back wages to nearly 70 employees.
Hour and wage laws in California address the different kinds of leave that employees can take as well as the state's minimum wage requirements. These laws also cover breaks, overtime and meals. Understanding these employment laws can help workers in the Golden State to ensure that their rights are not being infringed upon when they punch the clock each day.