Going out to eat is a nice treat, and Bay Area residents rely on the men and women in the food service industry to make the experience a pleasant one. Preparing and serving good food and providing prompt friendly service can set a restaurant apart from competitors. Men and women in the food service industry work hard but are sometimes the victims of wage and hour violations.
When there is an emergency, Bay Area residents know that they can call police, fire or EMS dispatchers at any time, day or night. Dispatchers are the hard-working men and women that make sure help gets to a victim or a person in need as quickly as possible. These dedicated men and women often offer life-saving or safety advice over the phone while the person on the other end waits for help to arrive. Recently, it was made known that some of these invaluable employees have become victims themselves because of wage and hour violations.
Donald Trump has made the headlines again, but this time, his politics are not the focus. California has its share of golf courses, country clubs and the like, and Bay Area residents can rest assured employees at such establishments are known to work very hard to provide patrons with an enjoyable experience. Recently, one such place, owned by the Trump Organization, has come under fire in an investigation focusing on wage and hour violations.
Bay Area residents might have personal experience with a home health care worker. These hard-working men and women help to ensure that a person who is elderly, ill or seriously injured can maintain a comfortable existence in his or her own home. These workers can look after health needs, and ensure that a patient has access to proper hygiene, healthy food and anything else that can provide some semblance of a normal existence to those who cannot care for themselves. It has recently been discovered that the home health care industry is wrought with wage and hour violations, making it difficult for these workers to complete the task at hand.
Most Bay Area residents have come to rely on smart phones for many tasks that were once considered tedious. These days, anything from checking the weather to paying a bill can be done with a simple click or swipe. Technology seems to be constantly updating, and certainly seems to be the way of the future, but the industry still relies on hard-working employees to sell plans and devices, or help a customer in person. Recently, wage and hour violations against such employees were discovered.
Bay Area residents probably frequent local supermarkets to pick up a weekly supply of food and other household supplies. While most shoppers may think that an employee is properly paid for his or her hard work, this assumption is not always true. Recently, one supermarket was found to be in violation of laws meant to protect employees, including wage and hour violations.
Bay Area residents may consider themselves fortunate to have found employment. In such uncertain economic times, finding a job can be a task in and of itself. When employees are so thankful to have a job, they may be afraid to speak up if they feel an employer has violated their rights. Fortunately, there are laws in place to protect employees, meant to prevent injustices such as wage and hour violations.
For many Bay Area employees, the prospect of keeping a full-time job can be stressful. People who are fortunate enough to have found steady employment in such uncertain economic times may not be aware that they are entitled to certain rights. An employee that suspects he or she is not being paid properly may worry that, if he or she complains, the employer will make trouble at work or fire him or her. Wage and hour violations continue to plague the American workforce, and the garment industry is no exception.
If you work a lot of overtime, you may be curious about how your overtime rate is calculated. Under both the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and California law, "nonexempt" employees are entitled to an overtime premium of 1-1/2 times their regular rate of pay whenever they work more than 40 hours in a given workweek. In California, most workers are also entitled to the overtime premium when they work more than 8 hours in a single day.
Many women in the workplace have known for a long time that they earn less than their male colleagues when doing comparable work. However, the statistic that is usually reported regarding the wage gap—that women make 80 cents to a male colleague’s dollar—is actually incorrect, according to a new study. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research reports that, over a long-term period of 15 years, women make half the pay that their male coworkers receive.