HAVE YOU WORKED FOR FOREVER 21 WITHIN THE PAST 3 YEARS?
Whitehead Employment Law is representing California Forever 21 employees in respect of their claims in the Forever 21 bankruptcy arising from violation of California employment law, and would welcome you as a client.
DID YOU USE YOUR PERSONAL CELL PHONE (CALLS, TEXTS, GROUP APP) FOR WORK-RELATED PURPOSES WITHOUT BEING REIMBURSED?
DID YOU TRAVEL TO DIFFERENT STORE LOCATIONS OR COMPLETE ANY OTHER WORK-RELATED TRAVEL IN YOUR PERSONAL VEHICLE WITHOUT BEING REIMBURSED FOR MILEAGE AND TRAVEL TIME?
- WERE YOU UNABLE TO TAKE DUTY-FREE REST OR MEAL BREAKS?
- WERE YOU REQUIRED TO GO THROUGH BAG OR SECURITY CHECKS OFF THE CLOCK?
- WERE YOU TERMINATED, RETALIATED AGAINST OR HARASSED FOR TAKING TIME OFF FOR JURY DUTY?
- WERE YOU NOT PAID CORRECTLY FOR ALL TIME WORKED, INCLUDING TIME OFF THE CLOCK AND OVERTIME?
- DID YOU EXPERIENCE ANOTHER ISSUE SUCH AS WRONGFUL TERMINATION, RETALIATION DUE TO MEDICAL LEAVE, OR DISCRIMINATION BASED ON PREGNANCY, DISABILITY, RACE, AGE OR GENDER?
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Many employees are not aware that they are entitled to recover reimbursement for cell phone expenses. California’s Labor Code § 2802 provides that your employer must reimburse you for regularly incurred, reasonable expenses related to the performance of your job duties.
Examples of work-related personal cell phone use may include situations where your employer regularly calls or text messages you regarding work-related communications during or after your normal working hours or requires you to download an app on your personal cell phone to enable group or other work-related communications. This could also include using your personal cell phone to communicate with clients or customers either on or off the clock.
California Labor Codes also require employers to reimburse employees for use of their personal vehicle for work-related purposes. Employers must reimburse for mileage, travel time, and other reasonable maintenance costs for employees who use their own vehicles for work.
California law also requires employers to provide uninterrupted 10 minute rest breaks for every four hours worked, a 30-minute meal break for every five hours worked, and correct payment for overtime and hours worked off the clock. Employers must pay employees for any time spent completing work-related duties off the clock, including going through bag or security checks, calling in to work to report for a scheduled shift, and other work-related duties.