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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.

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.

Walmart accused of non-payment of overtime to managers

Many workers strive to be promoted to management, especially in retail, so that they can make more money for their families. While in these positions, the workers expect to make more money and perform managerial duties. One of the managers at a California Walmart claims she was misclassified and, thus, denied payment for the overtime hours that she worked.

California eatery is accused of a non-payment of overtime

One of an employer's integral responsibilities is keeping accurate payroll records for his or her workers. Although more costly, it can be necessary for employees to work in addition to their standard hours and be paid overtime. When this money is withheld, the affected California workers may look to the justice system to receive payment.

Uber and Lyft drivers file employment dispute over classification

Many drivers choose a life on the road as independent contractors because of the promise of freedom and the ability to work for themselves. In reality, some California drivers may be misclassified and should perhaps be employees instead of contractors. Independent contractors from Uber and Lyft are hoping that a jury will be able to settle their employment dispute over their classification status.

Sports bar accused of avoiding overtime payment to kitchen staff

Working in a restaurant kitchen can require extensive hours and a great deal of hard work. Some positions in the kitchen have managerial titles, but not every instance should classify the California workers as exempt from receiving payment for overtime. If the workers believe they are not being paid correctly, they may choose to take legal action to claim the compensation they believe they are owed. Recently, a former kitchen manager filed a complaint on behalf of himself and others because he believes they were misclassified and exempted from overtime.

Chipotle sued for payment of overtime and regular wages

Most families work paycheck to paycheck trying to make ends meet. To try to stay ahead of mounting bills, many California employees put in additional hours so they can to try to make extra money. It can be a great responsibility for managers to adhere to payroll budgets in order to stay on target. However, this should never be done by withholding payment from employees for all of the hours that they work.

Mariah Carey's ex-nanny files claim for payment of overtime

Working additional hours is a great way to make some extra income, especially if those hours qualify for payment of overtime. Laws in California and at the federal level protect employees under these circumstances. If the workers do not receive proper payment for their efforts, they may turn to the law for help.

Papa John's franchisee accused of non-payment of overtime

Many Americans live pay check to pay check and every extra hour that they work can make a significant difference to their families. When this money is not paid, it can cause the employees to struggle to make ends meet. California workers expect to be given payment for all of the time that they put in working, as well as being compensated for any additional hours that would be paid at an overtime rate. When this does not happen, the employees may be forced to turn to the law for help.

Former assistant to Mariah Carey files a payment dispute

Stars can lead a very hectic lifestyle, which may require them to hire assistants to help them get their life in order so that they stay on task. Although they may be rich and famous, they are still obligated to follow applicable California state and federal labor laws. If their employees are not paid accordingly, they may file a payment dispute to get what they believe is owed to them.

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