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California Tip Pooling Laws

If you work in the service industry or at a job that allows gratuities, you might rely on your hard-earned tips to make ends meet. Given the importance of the tips you work for, what happens if your employer demands that you pool and share your tips with others at your job? Is this requirement legal? It can be,...

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Is it Legal in California for Employers to Pay Under the Table?

Often, when an employer pays an employee in cash, they pay them “under the table,” a shorthand for paying the employee without deducting or withholding anything. It is illegal to pay under the table in California.  If you are being paid under the table, request that your employer begin paying you on the books as soon as possible. If...

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Do Field Workers Receive Work Benefits? 

Yes, field workers have the right to receive multiple benefits. Employees can sue for damages when an agricultural employer violates state or federal labor laws.  Talk to Bibiyan Law Group, P.C., about what field workers’ benefits are available to you. Our experienced employment attorneys win top compensation for our clients and honors from the legal community. Call us today...

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How Does Title 42 Affect Migrant Workers in California?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump Administration began enforcing a little-used provision of US law, known as Title 42, to send people who crossed the southern US-Mexico border back to Mexico. President Biden extended the program until May 11, 2023. The end of this policy has left many unknowns in the world of immigration. How did Title 42 affect...

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Can I Use Medical Marijuana at Work in California?

Though the Golden State legalized recreational marijuana use, many workers have questions about using medical marijuana at work. Whether you can smoke at work hinges on your employer’s rules and regulations. However, smoking marijuana is also generally prohibited in public places, and many workplaces are smoke-free. This means that smoking medical marijuana at work may violate workplace policies. While...

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Can I Be Fired for Failing a Drug Test in California?

Many employers use drug screening to comply with state and federal drug-free workplace regulations or to enforce workplace safety. Because of this, employees often worry about job security and whether they can be fired for failing a drug test. As long as employers abide by privacy laws and anti-discrimination regulations, it is lawful for California employers to ask you...

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Understanding California’s Severance Pay

Severance pay is a form of compensation that employers sometimes offer employees when terminating their employment. Though severance is not mandatory, some rules and regulations govern California’s severance pay. This article will explore California’s severance pay requirements and basics and help you understand what you can expect if you are eligible to collect it. Contact us today to speak...

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Do Agricultural Workers Have the Right to Overtime Pay?

If you are an agricultural worker in California, you might wonder, What is an agricultural worker’s right to overtime pay? California is a leader in pushing for better protections for agricultural workers, and in 2016, the state signed the “Phase-In Overtime for Agricultural Workers Act” into law. This law gradually changed the overtime rules for agricultural workers in California...

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Hostile Work Environment in California – How Do I Prove It? 

Creating a hostile work environment is a form of harassment. And when you are working in California in a hostile work environment, you might have legal options to make the harassment stop and obtain financial compensation. But how do you know when you are dealing with a hostile work environment in California? And how do you prove it? We...

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