Labor Unions: Duty of Fair Representation

A union owes a duty of fair representation to all of the workers it represents. This duty requires that the union act fairly, impartially, and without ill will or discrimination when pursuing a worker"s grievance or when negotiating a new contract with the employer.

My Rights if My Employer Declares Bankruptcy

If your employer has filed for bankruptcy, it means that the business is no longer able to pay off its debts to its creditors, and the company has asked the court to help it either plan a repayment schedule (“Chapter 11” bankruptcy) or sell off all its property and use the money to pay off the creditors (“Chapter 7” bankruptcy).

Wages, Hours, and Labor Standards

Breaks, overtime, tips, paydays, and more.

California Paid Sick Leave Update

There are new requirements for employees to have paid sick leave.

Wages, Hours, and Labor Standards

Breaks, overtime, tips, paydays, and more.

Wages, Hours, and Labor Standards

Breaks, overtime, tips, paydays, and more.

Exemptions From Overtime Pay

The categories and situations when overtime doesn't apply.

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Wages, Hours, and Labor Standards

Breaks, overtime, tips, paydays, and more.

My Rights if My Employer Declares Bankruptcy

If your employer has filed for bankruptcy, it means that the business is no longer able to pay off its debts to its creditors, and the company has asked the court to help it either plan a repayment schedule (“Chapter 11” bankruptcy) or sell off all its property and use the money to pay off the creditors (“Chapter 7” bankruptcy).

Alternative Workweeks

The rules about working only 4 days but 1 hours per day.

California Paid Sick Leave Update

There are new requirements for employees to have paid sick leave.

Deductions From Pay

What your employer can and can't take away.

Employment & Wages Under Federal Law During Natural Disasters & Recovery

Fact sheet regarding worker protections during natural disasters and recovery.

Exemptions From Overtime Pay

The categories and situations when overtime doesn't apply.

Time, Manner, and Payment of Wages

This booklet focuses on the California Labor Code sections.

Undocumented Workers' Employment Rights

With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided by both Federal and California law.

Wrongful Termination

The general rule in California is that employees are considered to employed "at will," meaning that they may be fired at any time by their employers, for any reason or for no reason at all. However, there are important exceptions to the "at will" rule.

How Can the Labor Commissioner's Office Help You Recover Your Unpaid Wages?

California Labor Commissioner's office (also known as DLSE) can help recover unpaid wages.

Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF)

What are your rights as a worker? What Is the Underground Economy? Report a bad employer.

Workers Owed Wages

Search to see if your old employer lost a case against the government and now owes you money.

Wages, Hours, and Labor Standards

Breaks, overtime, tips, paydays, and more.

My Rights if My Employer Declares Bankruptcy

If your employer has filed for bankruptcy, it means that the business is no longer able to pay off its debts to its creditors, and the company has asked the court to help it either plan a repayment schedule (“Chapter 11” bankruptcy) or sell off all its property and use the money to pay off the creditors (“Chapter 7” bankruptcy).

Alternative Workweeks

The rules about working only 4 days but 1 hours per day.

California Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in California, effective January 1, 2024, is $16.00/hour for all employers. Fast Food Restaurant employers, effective April 1, 2024, and Healthcare Facility employers, effective June 1, 2024, will have a higher minimum wage. Some cities have higher minimum wages.

California Paid Sick Leave Update

There are new requirements for employees to have paid sick leave.

Deductions From Pay

What your employer can and can't take away.

Employment & Wages Under Federal Law During Natural Disasters & Recovery

Fact sheet regarding worker protections during natural disasters and recovery.

Exemptions From Overtime Pay

The categories and situations when overtime doesn't apply.

Facts About Compensation Discrimination

Equality in pay and compensation is protected under the law.

How Can the Labor Commissioner's Office Help You Recover Your Unpaid Wages?

California Labor Commissioner's office (also known as DLSE) can help recover unpaid wages.

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF)

What are your rights as a worker? What Is the Underground Economy? Report a bad employer.

Labor Unions: Duty of Fair Representation

A union owes a duty of fair representation to all of the workers it represents. This duty requires that the union act fairly, impartially, and without ill will or discrimination when pursuing a worker"s grievance or when negotiating a new contract with the employer.

Time, Manner, and Payment of Wages

This booklet focuses on the California Labor Code sections.

Undocumented Workers' Employment Rights

With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided by both Federal and California law.

Workers Owed Wages

Search to see if your old employer lost a case against the government and now owes you money.

Wrongful Termination

The general rule in California is that employees are considered to employed "at will," meaning that they may be fired at any time by their employers, for any reason or for no reason at all. However, there are important exceptions to the "at will" rule.

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