All employees in the United States are protected by certain laws. However, some employees suffer because they are mistreated by their employers, and they are unaware of their rights.
While it may be exhausting to think about, most individuals look forward to those busy times on the job in which they may be asked to work more than 40 hours in a week. Workers are often excited about the prospect of being asked to stay on to put in more than full-time hours because they know that it generally means that they'll get 1.5 times or more than their regular pay. This isn't the case for everyone though. This is why you must learn what your rights to overtime are.
There are both federal and state laws on the books that protect whistleblowers when they come forward and report impropriety. California Labor Code Sections 1102.5 and 1106 are the two primary statutes that detail who's protected by state whistleblower laws and when that's the case.
All employees in California have the right to a safe and fair working environment. To ensure that this is the case, various state laws have been put into place. If these laws are breached by employers, it can be possible for the employees affected to take legal action.
One of the most fundamental rights for workers across the United States is the right to gain compensation for damages when they become injured in the workplace. The vast majority of workers are able to file a claim when their injury took place while carrying out work-related activities, and all employees covered by workers' compensation are able to file a claim regardless of their immigration status.
As an employee, you are automatically immune from being subject to any type of revenge from your employer. While you could be fired for several reasons, it is not acceptable for you to be fired, or have any type of negative action taken against you, for simply making a complaint or reporting behavior that you thought was inappropriate.
Employees deserve to be paid the wages agreed upon in an employment contract. When an employee is not paid the agreed-upon wages, he or she is well within their rights to file a wage claim with the United States Department of Labor. Today, we will explore the process for making a wage claim so you can do so accordingly if the need ever arises.
Facing retaliation by your employer is not easy. This can make it very difficult for you to get up and go to work each day. You likely don't want to face your supervisor and might start burning through your sick and personal days, putting you behind on your work. Let's explore how you can prove employer retaliation.
If you come to find that your employer owes you back overtime pay, don't hesitate to learn more about your legal rights. Neglecting to take action could cause you to miss out on hundreds of thousands of dollars that are due to you.
When it comes to your professional life, there's nothing worse than learning that your employment is being terminated. As frustrating and disappointing as it may be, you should immediately turn your attention to protecting your legal rights.