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March 2018 Archives

California laws about tipping

The laws on tipping vary from one state to the next. Fortunately, California has relatively strict laws on how employers treat tips in relation to their employees' wages. For example, California law states employers cannot pay workers less than minimum wage, expecting tips to make up the difference. While that is a common practice in other states, it has gone away here.

Analyzing the Equal Pay Act

The efforts to end workplace discrimination are not solely aimed at helping people to get their feet in the door of companies in San Diego. Simply because one has been hired to a job does not mean that the opportunities that an employer can still discriminate against him and her have ceased. His or her treatment while on the job could also be classified as discriminatory. Salary discrepancies are one area where this is still evident. Fortunately, those whose work has been historically undervalued (at least in terms of their pay) are supported by the Equal Pay Act. 

County sued by woman fired from local animal shelter

Those working in San Diego typically want to give their companies the benefit of the doubt when it comes to their practices. Yet if one witnesses something that may be unethical (or potentially illegal), he or she does have a duty to report (he or she could face consequences as well by failing to do so). Many in such cases may be hesitant to speak up, however, because they fear that by doing so they could bee endangering their jobs. Yet the law offers protection for employees from retaliatory actions by their employers in whistleblower cases. If one is fired for reporting offenses committed by his or her employer, he or she could have a case for wrongful termination

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