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 […]

Managing Workplace Bullying

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Although workplace bullying is a perennial problem, there are no specific laws that expressly forbid or penalize it. Often, bullying behaviors lead to discrimination, harassment and unfair labor practices. Except for civil rights accorded by law, there are no other rules that can be invoked to stop workplace bullying. This reason alone makes workplace bullying […]

Bullying is Not a Child’s Thing

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Most of us think that bullying is a child’s thing. But in reality it is not just the eighth graders who are bullied this can happen to almost anyone. In fact, many people face different workplace bullies that tend to make their life hell. Unlike bullying in children, workplace bullying tends to use words and […]

Forms of Workplace Bullying

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According to a U.S. labor study, at least 4 out of 10 workers reported experiencing psychological bullying in the workplace which represents 47 million workers. Of this number, 15 million reported being bullied on a weekly basis. Obviously, workplace bullying is becoming a major problem that employers have long been dealing with. Unlike other unfair […]

Harassment in the Workplace

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Victims of workplace harassment are usually horrified when they try to seek legal remedies for their situation. Often than not, employees fail to recognize their rights and thus leads to inaction. The cycle of harassment continues to thrive turning the work environment even more hostile. So what constitutes workplace harassment? Harassment in the workplace is […]

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? […]

California Labor Code Section 203: “Waiting Time Penalties

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With the present economic conditions, many hardworking California employees may find themselves at risk of losing their jobs. The good news, however, is that the law entitles employees to receive compensation due them immediately upon their termination or resignation. What’s The Law On Receiving Penalties? The California Labor Code specifies that terminated employees are entitled […]