19th Jun 2013

Goyette & Associates has reached a settlement agreement with the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) on behalf of an employee who filed a claim alleging that CalHR wrongfully collected salary earned and collection of an alleged overpayment was unlawfully … more

28th Mar 2013

California: Employers may not ask for Facebook, Email, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest or other Social Media passwords without justification. Almost everyone these days has a Facebook account, or at least an email address. How secure is an employee in … more

12th Apr 2012

California Supreme Court Rules In Brinker Case – Employers Required To Provide Breaks, But Not Required To Ensure No Work Is Done   This morning, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in the case Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. … more

26th Jan 2012

What Do I Do If I’m Not Getting Paid Overtime? (and what does the Employer do if any employee may be owed Overtime Pay) In California, non-exempt hourly employees must be paid overtime for hours worked over a certain limit, … more

14th Dec 2011

The Who-What-Where-When and Why of New Employment Laws Employers and employees have less than one month to become familiar with the requirements and benefits of the new California laws, effective January 1, 2012. We’re here to give you a quick … more