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Identify one example of an employment protection that is provided by the California state system, but not by the federal system.

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1. Identify one example of an employment protection that is provided by the California state system, but not by the federal system.

My research located several examples of an employment protection that is provided by the California state system, but not by the federal system.

(1) California's minimum wage (California - $8.00) protection is higher than federal minimum wage requires ($6.55) (http://www.dol.gov/esa/minwage/america.htm#California).

(2) California protects their workers by paying overtime on anything over 8 hours a day; whereas federally, an employer is required to only pay for overtime accrued over a given week. Thus, if you work 42 hours a week, you are entitled to two hours of overtime compensation. However, overtime compensation is not given by the day, i.e., if you work 10 hours one day, but ...

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This solution identifies one example of an employment protection that is provided by the California state system, but not by the federal system. Supplemented with extra infromation regarding California employment law.

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