A tip is the sole property of a tipped worker regardless of whether your employer takes a tip credit. However, there are some exceptions to this rule: a tip pooling arrangement, or a dual job by one employer in both a tipped and non-tipped occupation. And your employer may pay you tip less the percentage that credit card companies charge on each sale.
In 2011 New York passed the nation's first Domestic Workers Protection Law. California could be the next state to do that. Find out more about the New York bill that gives domestic workers protection like overtime pay, a minimum wage and more.
If you do not have an employment contract that specifies the exact amount of time that you are to be employed and the conditions under which you can be dismissed, you are considered an "at will employee". What is that? Find out more about your dismissal rights.
Are you aware of your overtime pay rights? For example: Are you eligible for overtime payment? And if you are: can your hourly overtime pay be lower than the minimum wage? And does the law protect you against mandatory overtime hours? Click on the next link Overtime Pay and find out.
Learn more how to prevent discrimination. Learn more about the acts that protect you against discrimination: the Civil Rights Act, the Disabilities Act, Black Lung Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Lily Ledbetter Act. And know where to get help if you believe that you're discriminated at the work.
President Obama came out in support at the end of 2011 of a long awaited labor law change, that would entitle nearly 1.8 million home care aides to overtime pay and a guaranteed minimum wage. The rule is still under review. In the next link you find the current Overtime Provisions for Home Care Aides.