Category: Wages


To Collect Retirement, You Must Retire

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: I am in my company’s pension plan (not a 401 k), but the company stopped contributing to it at the end of 1999. I was 65 in December 1998. I’m still working for the company full time. Can I collect my pension and continue working for them full…


Sick-Leave Payoffs are Taxable

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: I am a public employee hoping to retire within one or two years. I will receive a payoff on accumulated sick leave. A retired co worker said the federal government does not tax vacation leave, sick leave, compensatory time, service pay, disability pay and death benefits under Section…


Sick Time May Be Payable on Termination

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: The company I work for was recently acquired. I’m an exempt employee and receive four hours’ sick time a month as an accrued benefit, which shows on my pay stub along with accrued vacation under “Paid Time Off.” My sick time balance is 543 hours. I will be…


Company is Bending Rules on Breaks

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: Are there laws about when to schedule break times? My company is giving us break times that make no sense at all. One day, my last break was scheduled at 5:30 p.m. and my shift ended at 6:00 p.m. Obviously, a break at this time is completely useless…


Employer Holds Most Cards on Vacation

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: If a salaried employee has been working for the same company for 18 years, has earned three weeks’ paid vacation, and has been receiving this same amount of vacation for the past eight to 10 years, can the employer suddenly cut one week of this paid vacation? A:…