Category: Benefits

Orange County Employee Vacations

It happens every year; vacations get me more organized and productive. Nonsense say some business owners. Vacations cost money, and employees are not as focused immediately before and after time off work. However, employers should not just tolerate employees...

Employer Can Giveth and Taketh Away

by Patrick E. Turner Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: If a salaried employee with the same company for 18 years has earned three weeks of paid vacation, received for the past 8 to 10 years, can the employer suddenly cut a week of this paid...

COBRA Outlives Demise of Employer

by Patrick Mortimer Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: I’ve been getting medical and dental insurance through COBRA with 8 months of eligibility left. My former employer is going or has gone out of business. Will this affect my COBRA? Is he...

Retroactive Reductions of Benefits or Pay Illegal

Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: My employer announced a few weeks ago that the number of vacation days we earned per year has been reduced, retroactive to 1999. As a result, many employees who had a couple of days vacation in the bank are now in...