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Hourly Employee Told Not to Take Second Job

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: “As an hourly employee, does my employer have exclusive right to my services? I am told that I cannot work for another company, but I am having financial difficulty and need to work a part-time job.” A: “What you do on your own time should not be the…


Working Overtime: Overtime Pay You Thought You Never Deserved

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Employee Rights Attorney Orange County, California I’ve heard it many times before: “You’re salaried”; “you supervise others”; “you’ve been working overtime for too long”; or scores of other reasons-so you don’t qualify for overtime pay. Wrong!…Maybe. You might be sitting on a goldmine, but will need to know how to find it. Good Reasons for…


Job Loss Benefits

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Turn job loss defeat into victory! As an employee rights attorney, I have counseled thousands of people who have lost their jobs. Their true experiences, slightly altered to protect confidentiality, provide valuable lessons. Consider the common example of Jim, a 20?year aerospace engineer who suddenly received a pink slip because of a reduction in force….


Severance Pay: The Silver Lining of Being Terminated

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Severance pay may be the only good to come out of one of life’s most stressful events-termination of employment. Negotiating the best severance package requires a thorough understanding of possible issues and options. Are Employers Required to Pay? Although severance pay is not generally legally required, there are exceptions….


Wrongful Termination: Strategies to Consider If You Were Fired Unjustly

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A 57-year-old civil engineer, who was discharged for “lack of work” following 12 years of employment, recovered $652,500 from his employer after it later hired younger, less-qualified engineers. An insurance company sales manager recovered $1,340,000 after he was forced to resign because he complained on behalf of a co-worker who was being sexually harassed, then…


No Perks if Worker Leaves Before Layoffs

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: After my employer announced it would soon close, I resigned to start my own company. The firm did not close after all. Others, who were laid off, got their unused vacation pay and are receiving unemployment benefits. Am I entitled to severance, unused vacation pay and unemployment benefits?…