Good news for California workers! The state has increased its minimum wage on January 1, 2016. While this may signal larger paychecks for employees, it can also have an effect on overtime rates.
How the Minimum Wage Increase Affects Employees’ Pay
California’s minimum wage went up to $10 per hour on January 1, 2016. Employers had a duty to inform their employees of the increase, as well as discuss how the minimum wage increase affected their pay. Employees should be aware of the following rules and procedures since the wage hike has taken effect:
- Employer compliance. The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) requires all employers to post information on wages, working hours, sick leave, safety conditions, and emergency procedures where employees will see it during regular working hours. Posters with state and federal information can be downloaded free of charge through the DIR website, and your employer should have the most recent information posted as soon as the wage increase takes effect.
- The Company screwing you. Instead, what we see time and again is companies screwing over the workers. It is called wage theft. Under California, you must be paid at least the State minimum wage - now $10 an our - for all time that you work.
- Getting what you deserve. When the company screws you out of your wages it is called wage theft. I call it robbery without a gun. But it is robbery all the same. Only you aren't getting stuck up at the ATM. Instead you are getting money stolen out of your wallet. You are having food stolen off your table.
- You need to decide. Are you going to let the company get away with it - or are you going to get your money back?
My name is Bill Turley. I am a class action lawyer. I represented the workers in the landmark case - Brinker vs. Superior Court. Many folks say it is the most imporant wage and hour case in California. I use the great law made in the Brinker case to help workers like you get their hard earned wages back. I recently testified before the California State Senate. If you have had your wages stolen by a current employer or past employer - I suggest you hire the best honest wage and hour class action lawyer that you can find.
Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley