California Minimum Wage 2011

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If you are working in California, you will be delighted to know that state actually offers the highest minimum wage rates in the country. California Minimum Wage 2011 is currently set at $8.00 Per Hour which was last raised in 2008. Unlike in other U.S. States, tipped workers in California are also guaranteed of the […]

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 […]

Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees

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Both the federal and state labor laws entitle employees to receive minimum wages and overtime pay. Workers subject to these wage and hour laws are considered “non-exempt,” while employees to whom these rules do not apply are considered “exempt.” Often, classifying employees between these two classifications is a complex task. It is important to remember […]

California Minimum Wage

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Generally, the law requires employers to pay their employee not less than the minimum wage per hour. The Federal Law, consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), sets a minimum wage per hour that employers must pay their employees. In most States, separate State Labor Laws govern the minimum hourly rate. Consequently, employers must […]