Steven Gregory Pearl’s Answers

Steven Gregory Pearl

Van Nuys Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. 3 days or quit

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Gregory Pearl
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    California law strictly prohibits "self-help," so the answer to your question is that the tenant can stay until the landlord files a law suit and obtains a judgment from the court, and the sheriff enforces the judgment. Other factors, such as a tenant's bankruptcy, can delay eviction. Disclaimer: This answer does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied on, as each situation is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and...

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  2. Meal Breaks & Rest Breaks?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Gregory Pearl
    2. Kevin Paul Smith
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    That's a very good question. An employer who fails to provide an employee with one or more of the required half-hour, uninterrupted meal periods must pay that employee one additional hour of compensation at the employee's regular rate of pay. If you work 12 hours a day, you should get two uninterrupted meal periods of 30 minutes each. If you miss one, you get one extra hour of pay. If you miss two, you still get only one extra hour of pay for that day. The rule is the same for rest...

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  3. Employment Retaliation settlement

    Answered over 4 years ago.

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    There are too many factors to list here, including the nature of your work, your work and salary history, the nature and severity of the retaliation, the damages suffered, the time off work, if any, etc. The only way to evaluate your situation would be for you to speak with an attorney who represents employees in retaliation cases. The California Employment Lawyers Association (www.cela.org) maintains a database of such lawyers. You can go to the web site and search for an attorney in your...

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  4. Unpaid wages for a hourly employee?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Gregory Pearl
    2. Emanuel Soleiman Shirazi
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    Generally speaking, California law requires an employer to pay an employee for "standby" time when the employer requires the employee to be at the employer's place of business. As stated in the Labor Commissioner's Enforcement Policies and Interpretations Manual: Controlled Standby. If the employee’s time is so restricted that they cannot pursue personal activities and come and go as he pleases, the employer is considered to have direction and control of the employee. The DLSE has...

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  5. I'm in search of a Lawyer to assist me in a lawsuit, please contact me if you would consider taking the case.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Gregory Pearl
    2. Pamela A Wilson
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    The best way for you to find a lawyer to help you is to contact your local bar association. Many bar associations maintain lawyer referal services, listing attorneys in particular fields of expertise. If you are in the Los Angeles area, you can call the Los Angeles County Bar Association for help. Disclaimer: This answer does not constitute legal advice and can not be relied on, as each situation is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive...

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  6. I am a hairstylist, my salon gives too many discounts

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Gregory Pearl
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    Generally speaking, employers must pay their employees at least minimum wage. There are very limited exceptions, but this is the general rule. Minimum wage in California is $8.00 per hour. If you are not earning at least $8.00 per hour, you should speak with an attorney who represents employees in wage and hour matters. The California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) maintains a database of such lawyers on its web site, www.cela.org. You can go to the web site and search for an...

  7. My work is not following my dr. orders for my medical condition needs, is this legal?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

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    You should speak with an attorney who represents employees in disability discrimination cases. The California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) maintains a database of such lawyers on its web site, www.cela.org. You can go to the web site and search for an attorney in your area. You also can call your local bar association for a referral. Disclaimer: This answer does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied on, as each situation is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate...

  8. Should I call/write DLSE again or wait and be patient and quiet?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Gregory Pearl
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    It never hurts to sty in touch on an important issue like this, but you should understand the DLSE staffers frequently have large caseloads and insufficient resources to handle their work. I would recommend checking in from time to time, just to stay in touch. Disclaimer: This answer does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied on, as each situation is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts...

  9. What kind of employee am I?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

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    Under California law, the question of whether one is an independent contractor or employee depends on the particular facts of each case. Generally speaking, the most important factor is whether the putative employer has the right to exercise control over the manner and means by which the contractor/employee performs his or her job. There are other factors as well, such as whether the parties believed they were creating an employment relationship, but the primary factor is this right to...

  10. Do I need an attorney who specialized CSEA / Labor Union / State Employees? Why is it so difficult to find an attorney?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Gregory Pearl
    1 lawyer answer

    You should speak with an attorney who has experience with these issues. The California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) maintains a database of such lawyers on its web site, www.cela.org. You can go to the web site and search for an attorney in your area. You also can call your local bar association for a referral. Disclaimer: This answer does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied on, as each situation is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal problem...