San Diego, CA Employment Law Attorneys
Hospitality Lawyers for Employment Law in Southern California
Any business that employs workers has to deal with employment law issues, and hospitality businesses are no exception. At the law firm of Martinez & Schill LLP, we assist employers in dealing with a wide range of employment law issues. Our San Diego hospitality industry attorneys focus on ensuring our restaurant, bar, nightlife and hotel clients are compliant with and informed about state and federal employment laws and regulations.
Employment Law Issues and the Hospitality Industry in San Diego
There are numerous employment law issues that impact hospitality businesses, but wage and hour regulations are among the most significant. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) outlines federal laws, but California has its own state wage and hour laws as well. It is important for employers to be knowledgeable about a wide range of wage and hour regulations, including:
- Minimum wage - $9/hour in California and will increase to $10/hour on January 1, 2016
- Overtime pay – workers must receive overtime if working more than 8 hours in a day or 40/week. Double overtime is required for more than 12 hours in a day;
- Meal and rest break requirements;
- Off-the-clock time;
- Tip credit;
- Split shifts;
- Work related expenses; and
- Uniforms and equipment.
Our attorneys are highly experienced in advising on wage and hour laws to help avoid future wage and hour claims. We strive to educate our clients in order to prevent future legal problems.
Another crucial area of employment law for hospitality businesses is workers’ compensation and disability law. Accidents can happen in any business and the law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Our San Diego hospitality industry advise our clients about their legal responsibilities when it comes to injured workers.
To learn more about how we can help you with your employment law needs, contact us at 619-512-5995 to schedule a complimentary consultation. One of our experienced restaurant and hospitality attorneys will meet with you and discuss your employment law concerns. We are located in San Diego and have worked with all types of hospitality establishments throughout the area.