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Video: Speak up to protect your rights with the help of an attorney

If you are being mistreated in the workplace, you probably are feeling powerless and scared. You might feel as though you have no options to protect yourself, or that you will be fired or otherwise penalized for speaking out about misconduct. However, you have rights and a voice worth fighting for, and an attorney can help you do this.

Do I qualify for overtime pay in California?

When you talk to someone about how work is going, chances are that either you or the other person will allude to feeling overworked. Many Americans have too much work and spend too many hours on the job. In fact, according to this report, Americans work longer hours than people in at least 20 other countries do.

Your right to meal and rest breaks: What to know

Employees in California have many rights in the workplace. One of those rights is to receive meal and rest breaks according to current guidelines. While it may only seem like a short break, it is vital to ensure you are able to rest, eat and take care of yourself before you go back to doing your job duties.

What is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration?

Workers in California, like you, may sometimes need an advocate on your side. Whether it's to stand up in cases of discrimination or to ensure you aren't being overworked, the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), were created to help make sure you're covered.

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