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Mission Viejo Employee Rights

Throughout most of history, the employer was king.  The boss established the work hours, the pay and the conditions. In the late 1800s, Upton Sinclair wrote a book called The Jungle that detailed the abuses of the slaughterhouses in Chicago.  This awoke the public to...

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Illegal to Combine Meal & Rest Breaks

by Patrick E. Turner Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: I work in a medical office with a new administrator. We've always been allowed to take rest breaks with our lunch breaks due to what's otherwise an unpredictable morning and afternoon. Now...

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Employers Have Discretion Over Time Off

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: I work in the restaurant business. My employer said we cannot take vacation during spring break, summer or Christmas. Most employees have been there over a year. Some are in school and some work vacations around...

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Meal Periods Vary With Employee Status

by Patrick E. Turner Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: I am a salaried employee, required to work 40 hours a week. Our new manager says office hours are 8:30 5:30. I do not need a one hour break for lunch. I'd rather use my 20 minute break and get...

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