Is Your Company Reimbursing You for Work-From-Home Expenses?

By Whitehead Employment Law

Is Your Company Reimbursing You for Work-From-Home Expenses? Are you owed expense reimbursements from your company? Many California employers transitioned to a remote workforce after the pandemic began. Some say that they intend to maintain this practice moving forward, citing benefits like happier employees and decreased operating expenses. If you’re an employee, the second benefit…

Is your employer violating your rights?

By Elisabeth Richardson

Is your employer violating your rights? Businesses make mistakes. Whether intentional or not, employers miscalculate wages or overtime, discriminate, neglect to give employees proper rest and meal breaks, and make a host of other violations. Our employment lawyers have seen everything from employers interrupting designated breaks with texts and phone calls, to failing to pay full…

New California Minimum Wage Laws Starting July 2020

By Whitehead Employment Law

If you’re an employee, in most cases there’s a minimum amount that your employer must pay you. That amount is called the “minimum wage.”  The issue of raising the minimum wage has become a hot topic across the country.  Advocates for raising the minimum wage argue that everyone should be able to earn a living…

Should I Sign An Arbitration Agreement With My Employer In California?

By Whitehead Employment Law

Arbitration clauses in consumer contracts have become so common that many people don’t think twice when presented with an employment contract that includes a mandatory arbitration clause, or even a separate arbitration agreement. In 2018, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) reported that more than 55% of U.S. workers–more than 60 million employees–were subject to mandatory arbitration. In…

WHAT EVERY CALIFORNIA EMPLOYEE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PAYSTUBS

By Whitehead Employment Law

Many California workers never look at their paystubs unless something seems off. But, your paystub contains important information that may tip you off that you aren’t receiving all the pay you’re entitled to. In fact, the California legislature considers this information so important that California employers that won’t issue paystubs may face penalties. Understanding your…

ILLEGAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS OFTEN ASK

By Whitehead Employment Law

According to a CNBC survey 35% of employees have been asked illegal questions during interviews. Questions regarding race, religion, national origin, marital status, health are off-limits, as are many other types of questions both HR and prospective applicants may not be aware of.  The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits discrimination against job applicants and employees on the…

RESORT EMPLOYEES WIN $2.1 MILLION IN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

By Whitehead Employment Law

A luxury resort in Rancho Palos Verdest recently settled a class action lawsuit with hotel workers for $2.1 million. Workers alleged that their employer, Terranea Resort, failed to comply with California Labor Laws regarding compensating employees for all time worked, falsifying time cards, failure to provide rest and meal breaks, failure to pay overtime, and…

Wal-Mart Employees Win $6 Million In Meal Break Lawsuit

By Whitehead Employment Law

A California federal jury recently awarded Wal-Mart employees at a Chino, California warehouse $6 million due to Wal-Mart’s failure to provide them their requisite 30-minute meal breaks. Wal-Mart required employees to go through security off the clock, cutting into their meal breaks Wal-Mart employees, called “Associates,” were required to go through metal detectors in what…