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Should My Employer Pay me for Working off the Clock?

The short answer is: yes. If you’re an hourly or non-exempt employee in California, the Supreme Court has ruled that workers must be paid for time spent completing tasks like locking up after work. The California Supreme Court says that the unpaid time is wage theft. The ruling is a result of a year’s long […]

New REAL ID Law

Do I need a REAL ID? The California DMV is offering two different types of cards, REAL ID Compliant DL/ID cards and Federal Non-Compliant DL/ID cards. This card is not needed until October 1, 2020. REAL ID Compliant DL/ID cards allow applicants to: Use it as identification to board an airplane. Enter military bases and […]

California Among Worst in “Worst States to Drive In” Report

Source: WalletHub According to Wallethub, California ranked 47th on a best to worst ranking system. Outranked by only three states: Maryland, Washington and Hawaii. California performed the worst in categories like traffic, highest car theft rate, and highest average gas prices. California did rank number 1 in other categories like access to vehicles and maintenance, […]

L.A. City Attorney Files Lawsuits Against Three Port Truck Companies

Port Trucking Industry Pressured to Stop Breaking Labor Laws The city of Los Angeles has filed lawsuits against three trucking companies operating out of Southern California ports, for allegedly denying wages and benefits to drivers illegally classified as independent contractors rather than employees. The three companies named in the lawsuits are CMI Transportation LLC, K&R […]

New Year. New Laws. Everything You Need to Know.

Vehicle Fees (Senate Bill 1) On January 1 a new vehicle tax will go into effect. The tax is to be paid annually with registration, and will range from $25 to $175 depending on the value of the car: Vehicles worth between $0 and $4,999: $25 fee increase Vehicles worth between $5,000 and $24,999: $50 […]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Risks and Tips

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Personal Injuries and Package Theft This year, nearly 164 million Americans plan to shop during Thanksgiving weekend which includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you’re one there are some thing to keep in mind while shopping in store or online. Personal injuries are often caused by the thousands of […]

Ford to Inspect and Repair 1.3 million Explorers over Exhaust Fumes

In September of 2016 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it would investigate owner complaints related to dangerous exhaust fumes leaking into the Explorer’s cabin. The complaints stated that fumes were seeping into the compartment when the vehicle was operating at full throttle, or when the air conditioning system was in re-circulation mode. […]

Avoiding Online Car-Buying Fraud

Buying Used is Buying Smart, When Done Right Everyone likes to save money and get discounts, but when buying a used car online sometimes what you think is saving money can cost you big. With car sales taking place online there is a new market for car-buying fraud. We’ve all heard of craiglist horror stories. […]

1 in 4 CarMax Vehicles has Unrepaired Recall Defect

27% of Vehicles Sold by CarMax Have Unrepaired Recall Defects Vehicles being sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts and California were found to have at least one open recall. The unrepaired defects included Takata airbags and ignition switches which have been linked to deaths and injuries. The survey was of 1,699 vehicles for sale at eight CarMax […]

Recall Alert: 143,000 Vehicles Affected by Ford Recalls

Ford Motor Company Announces Four Recalls As the massive Takata airbag recall continues to grow, Ford is the latest automaker to announce a recall for vehicles affected by the faulty airbag inflators. 935 2017 F-150s and Mustangs are currently under recall for abnormal deployment of airbags during testing. The inflator were found to rupture during […]