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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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