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Am I entitled to a nursing break at work?

If you’re a new mother who’s recently returned to the work force, you may have questions about your rights at they pertain to nursing breaks. In fact, employers are beholden to certain federal and state regulations that establish the proper method of providing mothers with breaks to express milk for their new babies. The United States Department of Labor answers the following questions regarding nursing breaks and employer obligations.

What are the wage laws for minors?

If you have a child who will soon be working in the state of California, then you might want to become more familiar with the laws that guide the employment of minors. One area that is often overlooked is the wages. According to the Department of Industrial Relations, there are specific laws about wages for minors under the employment laws of the state.

What is the prevailing wage law?

Like everyone in San Diego, you are likely familiar with the concept of a minimum wage. Such a standard (currently $7.25 nationally) ensures that laborers are paid a base amount. Yet minimum wage is meant to apply primarily to entry-level positions. However, in industries that work contractually (say, construction) what is to stop employers from lowering their employees' wages to that amount in an effort to spend less on labor to win contract bids? The answer to that question is simple: the prevailing wage law. 

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