Employee versus Contractor: What’s the difference?

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Not all employees can be considered contractors as not all independent contractors are considered as employees. Though they may be similar to one another in some aspects, they are completely different in many ways. One similarity is that they are both paid to work. What differentiates them from one another is the manner of rendering […]

California Labor Code Section 1194.2 “Liquidated Damages” When Paid Less Than Minimum Wage

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Under the California Labor Code, employees covered by the wage and hour laws may be entitled to receive liquidated damages for employer’s failure, underpayment or nonpayment of wages and benefits. With the help of a California Wage Law Attorney, the aggrieved employee can claim unpaid back pay, wages or overtime pay. What are Liquidated Damages? […]

What is the California Minimum Wage Law All About?

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Both the federal and state labor laws set a minimum wage. Generally, all employees working in California are entitled to receive hourly rate not less than the prescribed minimum wage. Over the past years, California minimum wage has constantly been greater than the federally-mandated minimum wage. Except for some cities and business areas where a […]