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Employment & Labor Law FAQs

What is labor and employment law?

Labor and employment law covers a wide range of protections against employers’ mistreatment of their employees. Both federal and state regulations exist to maintain workers’ rights in any workplace.

What are some examples of labor disputes in California?

  • Unpaid Wages
  • Meal and Rest Breaks
  • Unreimbursed Expenses
  • Misclassification
  • Harassment and Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination

My employer won’t reimburse me for an expense. Can you help me?

Yes. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for businesses to try to pass operating expenses onto their employees, so California law requires employers to reimburse employees for all necessary expenses or losses they incur doing their duties.

Can my employer deny my break?

No. Under California law, employers are required to provide meal and rest breaks to employees at designated times during a shift. If an employer fails to provide adequate meal breaks as defined by law, the employee is entitled to an additional hour of pay.

Consumer Law FAQs

What is consumer law?

The term “consumer law” covers a wide range of protections that safeguard all Americans from corporate greed. These regulations protect buyers from the deception and dishonesty some sellers to make a dollar.

What are some examples of shady business tactics that consumer law protects us from?

  • False advertising
  • Misleading and deceptive products or services, etc.
  • Telemarketing fraud

How do I know if I come across false advertising?

False or misleading advertising occurs when a company publishes deceptive or untruthful information about a product or service. Not only does this include lying or concealing facts about goods and services themselves, but also about the actual cost. For example, giving false ideas about products or services for sale is false advertising.

Bad Faith Insurance Law FAQs

What is “bad faith” in insurance law?

Insurance companies are supposed to have your back in case of an emergency. When these companies fail to provide what they promised, this is what’s known as operating in “bad faith.”

How do you sue an insurance company for bad faith in California?

  • Sue for breach of contract
  • Recover bad faith damages
  • Sue for punitive damages

What are some examples of these bad faith practices?

Bad faith practices include, but are not limited to:

  • Misrepresenting important facts or insurance policy provisions
  • Failing to inform an insured client that a payment has been made
  • Delaying the investigation or payment of claims by requiring repetitive paperwork and documentation
  • Failing to provide a reasonable explanation for the denial of a claim or for the offer of a compromise settlement
  • Advising a claimant not to obtain the services of an attorney
  • Misleading a claimant about the statute of limitations (deadline for filing a claim)
  • Delaying the payment of hospital, medical, or surgical benefits

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