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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.

Supreme Court to rule on workers' rights in employment disputes

Many companies have elected to require new hires to sign these forms to guard against a court awarding a large monetary judgment to employees that could severely impact a company's financial well-being. The three lawsuits before the Supreme Court all address the question as to whether it is permissible to require an employee to agree to binding arbitration with regard to any claims that the employer breached the employment contract -- specifically, not receiving pay for overtime work. Millions of employees have been required to surrender their rights to seek relief through the courts if their company's actions deny them rightful pay or other injustices. 

Understanding employment classification: exempt vs. nonexempt

There are distinct differences between exempt and nonexempt employees. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act governs most of the workers in California and determines if employees are entitled to be paid according to minimum wage standards, including overtime pay, or whether they should be paid salaries. Workers who have concerns about employment misclassification and its affect on their pay checks may be interested in the difference between the two classifications.

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