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The California Court of Appeal Recently Held That Individuals May Be Personally Liable in Wage and Hour Lawsuits
Thomas M. Lee

On June 28, 2022, the Court of Appeal in the matter of Seviour-Iloff v. LaPaille held that a Chief Executive Officer was personally liable for the wage and hour violations of the corporate employer. The Plaintiffs in this case originally filed a claim for unpaid wages and Labor Code penalties with the Division of Labor…

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Employment Based Immigration and PERM Explained
Thomas M. Lee

Introduction Foreign nationals who are skilled or educated—and who have job offers—have the possibility of immigrating to the United States. The process involves three steps: PERM: the employer must first obtain a “labor certification” from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). This process is done online through the internet. Employers must sign-up for a PERM…

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What Are My Rights Under California Law if I Earn Commission Wages?
Thomas M. Lee

What Are My Rights Under California Law if I Earn Commission Wages? Commission wages are compensation in the form of a percentage of the price of the product or service which is sold by an Employee. Alternatively, commission wages may be based proportionally on the number of products or services sold. California law (Labor Code…

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My Employer Is Making Illegal Deductions From My Wages – What Can I Do?
Thomas M. Lee

Wage Deductions May Be Made When Permitted by Federal or State Law California law allows the employer to withhold or divert any portion of wages where the deduction is required or the employer is empowered to do so by federal or state law. This category includes withholdings for federal and state taxes. Also, employers may…

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What Can I Do if My Employer Does Not Give Me Accurate Paycheck Stubs or Paystubs?
Thomas M. Lee

Every California employer must provide an accurate itemized account in writing to their nonexempt employees semimonthly or at the time of each payment of wages, either as a detachable part of the check, draft, or voucher paying the employee’s wages, or separately if wages are paid by personal check or cash. This writing is also…

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What Are My Rights Under California Law if I Am a Victim of Crime?
Thomas M. Lee

A California Employer may not fire or in any manner discriminate or retaliate against an Employee who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, crimes that caused physical injury or mental injury, crimes involving threat of physical injury, or crimes involving persons whose immediate family member is deceased as a direct result of…

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