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Should I tell my boss about my medical condition?

Q: I WAS diagnosed with herniated disc and severe anxiety. I want to request leave but want to keep my privacy at work. Do I need to tell my employer about my medical or psychological condition?  A: No. The employee … Continue reading

March 25, 2017

Should commission employees be paid separately for rest breaks?

RICARDO Vaquero and Robert Schaefer worked as Sales Associates for Stoneledge Furniture, a retail furniture company. Stoneledge paid sales associates on a commission basis, based on the company’s Commission Compensation Pay Agreement. If a sales associate did not earn “Minimum … Continue reading

March 18, 2017

Bonuses, commissions and shift differentials entitle employees to more overtime pay

Q: I WORK in the service industry and I often receive performance bonuses on top of my hourly rate. I also work a lot of hours (50 to 60 hours!) per week.  My friend recently saw my paystub and said … Continue reading

March 11, 2017

Should you sign that independent contractor agreement?

Q: TWO years ago, I signed up with an agency to work as a nursing assistant assigned to patients in private homes. Recently, the agency asked me to sign a document stating that I am an “independent contractor” and I … Continue reading

March 04, 2017

Barter for labor: Can employees be paid ‘in-kind’?

COREPOWER Yoga (CPY) owns a chain of yoga studios throughout the country, including at   least thirty-one studio locations in California, and offering yoga classes throughout the day. CPY operated a “Yoga for Trade” (YFT) program where studio managers scheduled … Continue reading

February 25, 2017

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