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Receiving unemployment compensation

Growing economic problems all over the world result in companies laying off their employees to reduce costs. Budget cuts mean employees must be let go, and the ones who are left have to work harder. Employees who are fired without a particular reason might be eligible for unemployment benefits and compensation. Employees must pay a payroll tax to receive unemployment insurance (UI). The unemployment insurance fund has been created by the government to deal with these situations. The fund allows employees who have lost their jobs without any reason to receive a percentage of the previous earnings.

Payday regulations and laws

Payday laws establish how frequently an employer must pay their employees. These laws vary from state to state. Some states only require that the employer sends a written notice to the employees regarding the pay period. Others have made guidelines for employers about how and when to pay the employees. The amount of employees and size of the organization is taken into consideration by the state.

Filing for ERISA benefits

Private employers often provide certain attractive benefits to their employees. These include retirement plans as well as disability insurance. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974 governs these benefits and makes sure employers are following the guidelines. All employers must follow ERISA rules and requirements when making benefit plans.

The Fair Labor Standards Act provides you with important rights

Far too often we are all guilty of forgetting just how privileged we are to live and work in the United States. One of the reasons that we are admired worldwide is that as citizens we are granted certain rights and privileges. These rights and privileges extend not only to our personal lives, but our work lives as well. And one of the legal cornerstones from which we derive benefits is the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Millions more salaried employees soon eligible for overtime

San Francisco's booming economy owes a lot to the tech industry. The tech industry can be very competitive, and employees often have to put in long hours to get their jobs done. While workers who receive an hourly wage are typically eligible for overtime pay once they work a certain number of hours in a week, the same cannot be said for all salaried employees. The number of salaried employees who must be paid for overtime is about to increase thanks to new federal regulations.

Disabled workers and the interactive process

If you are familiar with the ADA or the FEHA, you are probably familiar with the phrase "reasonable accommodation." This phrase refers to the legal requirement that employers have to make changes to a work environment that facilitate a disabled individual's ability to perform the functions of a job. It can include things like adding more handicapped parking or constructing ramps to allow an employee in a wheelchair to move more easily around the workplace.

Can I legally take breaks at work?

They say that if you find a job you love, you never work a day in your life. Many of us spend years searching for that dream job, but unfortunately, not everybody is lucky enough to find it. Other times, we have the opportunity to take our dream job, but it is not financially feasible depending on our circumstances. For those of us who do not work jobs that we love, time can seem to drag on, and we may begin to wonder just how much we work.

What are California's whistleblower laws?

To many people, whistleblowing has a negative connotation, bringing with it the same implication as being called a "tattletale" on the grade-school playground. While whistleblowing is often seen as a traitorous act in which a person is betraying his or her employer, it can also be seen as the highest form of honor and integrity: risking one's own employment and lifestyle to expose illegal wrongdoing. Should a person honor their integrity and turn in information?