Employee Day of Rest
Last week, the California Supreme Court clarified an employer’s obligation to provide its employees with a weekly day of rest. This clarification required interpretation of the Labor Code … Read more
Employer Liable for Employee Accident on Drive to Work
The law continues to evolve in answering the question of when an employer is held liable for an employee’s actions. The legal doctrine of “respondeat superior” imposes liability … Read more
Paying Employee Based on Prior Salary: Violation of Equal Pay Laws?
When a Fresno female math teacher discovered that the County was paying her less than her male counterparts for the same work, she filed a suit under the … Read more
Commission/Piece-Rate Contracts Game Changer: Employers Must Pay Employees for Rest Breaks
At the end of March, the California Court of Appeal found that employee compensation plans must separately account and pay for rest periods to comply with California law. … Read more
Hugging is Considered Sexual Harassment?
The 9th Circuit court has further defined what constitutes a “hostile work environment” with regards to sexual harassment. In a recent case, a Yolo County correctional officer claimed … Read more
Legislative Update: California Legislators Add in Last Minute Employment Bills
California legislators put forth several employment bills in recent weeks set to impact private sector employers. For the bills to become effective, the Legislature will still need to … Read more
5 Things Employers Need to Know for 2017
1. Federal Exempt Salary Requirement on Hold; California Increase The December 1, 2016 increase in the minimum salary level for exempt employees was put on hold nationwide at … Read more
Employer Liability for Employee Car Accidents?
Generally, an employer is liable for its employee’s actions while the employee is acting within the scope of his or her employment. Activities such as traveling to and … Read more
Overtime Exemption Increase on Hold
As of last week, a federal judge in Texas ruled that the anticipated December 1, 2016 increase in the minimum salary level for exempt employees is to be … Read more
Unpaid Wages: Treat Employees Who Retire the Same as Those You Fire
Most employers are aware that timing requirements exist regarding the payment of final wages to employees who quit or are terminated from the company. However, employers now need … Read more