Author: Sessions & Kimball

Sick Time May Be Payable on Termination

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: The company I work for was recently acquired. I’m an exempt employee and receive four hours’ sick time a month as an accrued benefit, which shows on my pay stub along with accrued vacation under...

Company is Bending Rules on Breaks

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: Are there laws about when to schedule break times? My company is giving us break times that make no sense at all. One day, my last break was scheduled at 5:30 p.m. and my shift ended at 6:00 p.m. Obviously, a break...

Employer Holds Most Cards on Vacation

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: If a salaried employee has been working for the same company for 18 years, has earned three weeks’ paid vacation, and has been receiving this same amount of vacation for the past eight to 10 years, can the...

Rules for Workbreaks are Clear

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: I am usually scheduled for an eight-hour shift – noon to 8:00 p.m. , for example. We are allowed a one-hour break during our shift that we must clock out for. Therefore, I am not receiving any break time on...

Security Worker in Bind Over Legal Break Time

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: I read that employees are supposed to get two breaks daily, by law. Are security officers exempt from that law? I work as a gate security officer in a gated community. The guards are not allowed to take a break of...