If you suspect that your employer has violated your legal rights, it is critical to have a solid understanding of relevant laws and your options. Workplace violations impact people in various fields, and these violations take many forms. Unfortunately, some violations involve failure to pay minimum wage in accordance with local and state laws.
It is also important to pay attention to changes with respect to minimum wage laws. In fact, the minimum wage in the state of California will go up in January.
California’s minimum wage increases in 2023
In California, the minimum wage requirements have varied from one employer to the next based on the size of the firm and the city an employee works. However, it is important to note that the Department of Industrial Relations states that the minimum wage in the state of California goes up to $15.50 on January 1, 2023. This affects employers of all sizes, from small businesses with fewer than 25 employees to large firms.
Recognizing minimum wage violations
Unfortunately, some employers could fail to recognize or respect these changes, leading to violations, and it is also imperative for employees to have a clear understanding of their rights. Those affected by minimum wage violations could face financial challenges, making the impact of these violations especially devastating. Moreover, some victims feel voiceless and worry about retaliation, or think that they do not have the resources to take action.
If you have dealt with minimum wage violations or an employer has failed to respect any other aspect of your rights, hold them accountable.