Category: Benefits

California Holiday Pay Laws

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Many people wonder if their employers are permitted to force them to work on holidays. If they insist that you clock in, are you entitled to overtime? It’s important to know the holiday compensation rules so you can ensure that all of your rights are protected. If you believe your employer is forcing you to…


Mission Viejo Employee Rights

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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 such an extent that many laws were soon passed protecting…


Deadlines on Orange County Employee Rights

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Procrastinators beware: there are deadlines on your Orange County employee rights! Justice must be executed swiftly to be effective and is compromised by undue delay. Memories, as well as the availability of witnesses and documents, fade over time. Possible wrongdoing employers cannot be held hostage to claims extending into a limitless past. Many deadlines depend…


Orange County Jury Duty Leave Rights

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Trial by jury is a Constitutional right. Accordingly, an employer can’t fire you for serving on a jury. You have jury duty leave rights. Usually, you don’t have to use your vacation days for your jury time either. If you are a salaried employee, your employer can’t make any deductions from your salary for any…


Continuing Employee Health Insurance Orange County

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Losing your employee health insurance, along with your job, could be devastating. According to law, your employer must provide notice of your opportunity to continue your employee health insurance if your employment ends for any reason, except for gross misconduct. There are substantial penalties for failure to notify employees of this provision. You may continue…


Orange County Unemployment Benefits Advice

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I was fired so I cannot get unemployment benefits. This is a common misconception I often hear from clients. It is too bad because many of these workers may be unwittingly failing to claim thousands of dollars of unemployment compensation. Certainly layoffs are the traditional means by which terminated employees qualify for this money. However…