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Split decision from California court on wage and hour disputes

Employees who do a job for an employer expect to be paid. The pay they expect is what they are due based on employment contracts, state laws and federal laws. In some cases, employers don't give employees the pay they are due. When that happens, the employee might opt to take action against the employer in an attempt to recover those unpaid wages. Since the mid-2000s, the way that employees seek these unpaid wages has varied greatly.

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Misclassification a cause of port truck wage & hour claims?

Many people in the state of California head off to jobs each day. Understanding that the wellbeing of a worker is important for a variety of reasons, the state of California, as well as the federal government, take it seriously when employees are taken advantage of and have passed laws to try to protect workers. One thing these laws are designed to do is hold employers responsible for situations where a worker does not receive the breaks he or she is entitled to or, in the alternative, compensation for overtime worked. These are called wage and hour violations and could lead to an employee filing a wage and hour complaint.  

Part two: hardware & manufacturing positions (i.e., test engineers, fab operators, associates) are owed overtime under Labor Code section 515.5

At Garay Law we encourage you to submit your job description for analysis. You may forward a list of your duties or your job description to jgaray@garaylaw.com for evaluation.

Part one: hardware & manufacturing positions (i.e., test engineers, fab operators, associates) are owed overtime under Labor Code section 515.5

At Garay Law we encourage you to submit your job description for analysis.

Employees raise wage and hour disputes against tech company

A recent report has indicated that many former retail employees in California and elsewhere have filed a lawsuit against the popular Apple Store chains for unpaid wages. According to the suit, Apple's thorough security measures against its employees have led to multiple wage and hour disputes. Specifically, the former employees are asserting that the policies have resulted in around $1,500 on average every year for every employee.

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