California Overtime Laws

All employees are entitled to overtime if they work more than 40 hours weekly or 8 hours in a day. Those who work more than 12 hours daily are owed double time. Double time is also available for employees who work seven consecutive days in a week with no day off. The rules are not applicable to caregivers who are required by law to work for 45 hours weekly or 9 hours daily to qualify for overtime. Overtime pay is only entitled to employees who are nonexempt. Read more

Alimony Laws in California

The State Laws in California, which relate to the alimony legislations affect the decisions of both spouses in a marriage. How the couple will deal with the case, the complexity and length of the case, and settlements can turn a simple divorce case into a very complicated legal battle with no end. These factors are the complex factors of all Californian divorce trials. Alimony is also another heated issue, especially when the higher earning spouse isn’t willing to pay for the maintenance. On the other hand, the low earning partner will want to get the alimony; such disagreement can result in years of court battles unless the two parties reach a compromise.

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How Does Age Play a Role in Child Custody Cases?

Parents dealing with child custody issues oftentimes wonder if the court takes age into consideration when deciding. Here is a break down of child custody rules by age.

Age 0-2

When it comes to infants and toddlers in this age group, the separation time from both parents should be very small. This will help reduce the child’s anxiety and maintain the bond between both the child and parents. The implication of extended separation time with children in this age group is related to the lack of long-term memory. An infant or toddler could lose an attachment with a parent fast if there is not a consistent and frequent level of contact. Contact days between the noncustodial parent and child needs to be consistent.

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How To Spot a Ponzi Scheme

A Ponzi scheme occurs when a scammer uses funds from new investors to pay the returns to existing investors. There is no real money being generated and when the scammer is unable to get more new investors, the scheme eventually falls apart. Being able to recognize this type of investment fraud is imperative if you want to avoid losing thousands of your hard earned money to a scam. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has laid out warning signs to alert potential investors to a Ponzi scheme.

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Parental Leave Expands for California Employees

California employees with blossoming families got an extra bit of good news this month. On October 12 of this year, Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law expanding the California’s leave of absence rules so that more workers can spend time and bond with their newborn babies. This law will take effect January 2018 and expand the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to cover smaller businesses with fewer employees.

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Guide to California’s Child Support Laws

What is the purpose of child support laws?

The California Family Code 4053 lays out this answer pretty well. This code teaches that the parent’s first and most important obligation is to support their child. This obligation is mutual and based on ability, a mother and father’s income and time with the child should be consistent with the child’s best interest. A child should share in the standard living of both their mother and father. Child support might improve a custodial parent’s standard of living because it would improve a child’s standard of living, meaning that it also reduces the disparity of a mother and father’s standard of living.

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What are California’s Disability Discrimination Laws?

The topic of disability and what can be done to make accommodations for disability at work can sometimes be unclear. California employment law offers a wide range of legal protection for employees who can establish a valid claim for disability discrimination in the workplace. But what constitutes as disability discrimination in the state of California?

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4 Reasons To Start A Business Today

Everyone wants more money, but hardly anyone is willing to start a business of their own to get it. The fact of the matter is, the biggest earners in the world are no longer the kings and sultans (with some exceptions) but from businessmen and businesswomen who were willing to risk it all. The funny thing about the risk of running a business is, it isn’t as risky as you might think.

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5 Ways To Make The Best Of A Divorce

It seems like couples everywhere are calling it quits and ending marriages in divorce at an alarming rate. Thinking about the divorce of loved ones, or yourself, elicits a sense of pity, remorse, and even fear. The stigma of divorce can be even scarier than the actual process, preventing many couples from taking the steps necessary to achieve genuine happiness.

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