Labor Law
Help Line


Labor law advice is just a phone call awayMost companies can't afford to hire attorneys at the going rate of $300 an hour. This is where being an IBP employee benefit program client really pays off. The answers to many of your questions can be found in the handbooks and resources at But if you need further information or if you're confronted with a tough situation, call our Labor Law Help Line.


Staffed by specialists in labor law and Cal/ OSHA regulations, our Labor Law Help Line puts you in touch with advisors who know the intricacies of California's complex labor laws and workplace regulations.


As an IBP employee benefit program client you have access to our Labor Law Help Line. You can pick up the phone and talk directly to a staff of experienced labor lawyers and former state labor enforcement agency officials. You won't find a better legal resource for definitive answers to specific questions about labor laws and safety regulations. And use is unlimited.


Labor Law Help Line assistance provides an explanation and clarification of laws and regulations confronting business (not legal advice for specific situations).

Call and receive assistance from any one of our qualified consultants who have years of experience in their fields.


Past work and education experience includes:


● Former Principal Safety Engineer with Cal/OSHA
● J.D., McGeorge School of Law
● Former Senior Special Investigator and Hearing Officer with the Office of the Labor Commissioner in the California Department of Industrial Relations
● J.D., McGeorge School of Law
● Former Senior Deputy Labor Commissioner, Field Agent and Hearing Officer with the Office of the Labor Commissioner in the California Department of Industrial J.D., South Texas College of Law
● J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law


They can help with questions on topics like:


● Wages
● Overtime Pay
● Vacation and Holiday Pay
● Exempt/Non-exempt Employees
● Safety Programs for Both Construction and General Industry
● Employee Right-to-Know
● Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
● Discipline and Discharge
● Alternative Workweeks
● Telecommuting


Labor Law Help Line, Labor Law and Cal/OSHA Regulation Assistance Topics


● Exempt/Non-Exempt - How do I make sure I'm properly classifying my employees?
● Overtime - Am I properly calculating it?
● Holiday Pay - f an employee works on a paid holiday, how is he/she paid?
● Vacation Accrual - What do I do when an employee wants to take the several weeks he/she has accumulated?
● Termination - Have I taken every step to ensure I won't be hit with a discrimination lawsuit?
● Injuries - One of my temporary employees was injured. Do I record this on my OSHA Form 200?
● Cal/OSHA Inspection - We just received several citations from a Cal/OSHA inspection. How do I appeal them?
● Hazardous Materials - Who must I submit my hazardous materials business plan to?


No matter what your business does or how many employees you have, you sometimes face perplexing scenarios like these. These questions may arise once a month or maybe only once a year. In any case, a decision based on incorrect information could mean thousands of dollars in fines if your choice puts you out of compliance with the law. It could even mean costly, time-consuming lawsuits against your company.


Our consultants are available Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Reliable Information - Our specialists have extensive knowledge in their fields. They will explain employment laws and business regulations and suggest possible avenues for you to follow.

Quick Answers -Time is one of your most precious resources. When you call the Labor Law Help Line, you can count on a return call, usually within several business hours.

- Nervous about calling a state agency-or even us-with a compliance problem? Don't worry- your call is private.

Cost Savings - A call to the Labor Law Help Line before contacting a consultant can save you hundreds of dollars.

It's Easy - When you're faced with a tough employee management or compliance question, just call and talk with one of our experts, you'll see right away what a valuable resource you possess - right at your fingertips!


You may want to look in one of our many employer compliance guides for the answers to that urgent question (Labor Law Digest, Hiring Through Termination Guide, Cal/OSHA Handbook). You also can look up answers to the most frequently asked Help Line questions 24 hours a day. If you still can't find the answer to your question, pick up the phone and call the Help Line. You also can use the form on the website to e-mail your question. Think of it as an insurance policy - you hope you never have to use it, when you do, it's there to help you out.