Most people only have a vague idea of what rights they have as employees. Young people, especially, often lack the experience to know when they're being cheated or abused by an employer. However, even older workers can be taken advantage of -- especially if they're from poor socio-economic classes, immigrants who don't speak much English or they're afraid of losing their job and not finding another one.
Most employers are perfectly aware that they need to pay their employees overtime when those employees work more than 40 hours in a week -- but some still try to skirt the law to save a few bucks.
If the customer is always right, does that mean anything goes? Do you, as an employee of whatever enterprise that puts you in the public's path, simply have to suffer whatever bad and boorish behavior a customer wants to dish your way?
Every job has risks of some sort -- but some are far more dangerous than others. For those occupations, certain protective measures have to be taken to ensure that workers can operate with at least some sense of personal safety.
There's a big difference between a bad boss and one that is acting illegally. It's important to know the difference before you decide that you're going to quit and sue.
San Francisco wants to end a much-touted perk that tech company employees have long been accustomed to enjoying: a free lunch.
Wrongful termination is still a problem at places of employment throughout California and the rest of the country. Even though there are laws banning different reasons why employers can fire their employees, companies still thin their payroll by using these reasons. Let's take a look at the reasons for wrongful termination in today's post.
You plan to use your pension to retire. You've been planning on it for decades; it is one of the main reasons that you took this job in the first place. It's a very good pension that should allow you to maintain an enviable lifestyle even after you quit working, no matter what happens with the rest of your savings and investments.
If people have been part of California's workforce for three or four decades, they can tell you that things are looking up for workers of all types. New labor laws protect employees' needs for medical care and proper rest times, and many members of protected classes now have recourse against discrimination.
California's state government tries to go above and beyond in supporting employee rights in all industries to keep the state attractive to companies and workers alike. While U.S. laws like the Fair Labor Standards Act laid the foundation for modern labor protections, the Golden State often goes above national standards.