F-1, H-4, and H-1B Cap-Gap

F-1, H-4, and H-1B Cap-Gap

Q. I am currently in the United States on an F-1 (Student Visa). While I am studying, I am interested in a volunteer position that is related to my field of study. Can I legally take this position? A.No, volunteering while you are on an F-1 status is not allowed. Your...
Exempt Employee and Overtime Pay

Exempt Employee and Overtime Pay

Q. How do I know if I have been properly classified as an exempt employee who is not entitled to overtime pay? A. In California, exempt employees are not entitled to various forms of compensation, like overtime pay. There are various specified exemptions under...
Changes in Spousal Support Order

Changes in Spousal Support Order

What are the conditions under which a spousal support order can be changed? Spousal support, also called alimony, is an amount payable on a monthly basis. It is based on several factors including length of marriage, income and (certain allowable) expenses, age,...
Disability Allowances at Work

Disability Allowances at Work

Q. I have an illness and require accommodations at work. What are my rights? A. California law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees due to a disability, which includes failing to reasonably accommodate a disability. Once an employer has notice of...