The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was created in 1938 to protect non-exempt workers from employers. This law guarantees minimum wage and overtime pay. Implementing this law ensured that workers would be paid a fair wage for their labor. However, careworkers – those who dedicate themselves to the profession of taking care of others – […]
Recognizing the fundamental social problem of ignoring wage theft violators, San Jose City Council voted on June 23, 2015 to make fighting wage theft one of its priorities for the year. Though all priorities are intended to be treated on the same level, it is incredibly telling that wage theft got the most votes of […]
What does justice mean if low wage workers can go to Court or the Labor Commission and win, but cannot collect? That is no justice at all. NBC recently did a story on wage theft, and based on their research, workers lost over a QUARTER BILLION DOLLARS in wages since 2010. Those are all amounts […]
Immigrants are the backbone of America. Immigrants come here to find success for themselves and those they love. In doing so, they make our country stronger and better. Immigrants have found many ways to succeed including starting their own businesses and developing promising careers through hard work and dedication.
Your immigration status is simply not relevant in a case involving a workplace injury or the non-payment of wages and penalties. It does not matter if you are an undocumented immigrant when you were injured or not paid correctly. California law protects you. Federal law has also echoed the protection afforded workers regardless of their […]
Minimum Wage If you are a non-exempt employee, under no circumstances may an employer pay you less than the minimum wage, even if you agree to a lower wage. The current minimum wage in California is $9.00 an hour. In San Jose, it is currently $10.30 an hour. Additionally, in California, your employer may not […]