There are a number of bills being considered by the California Legislature this session that are of interest to California employers. With the Democratic supermajority in both legislative houses, as well as a Democratic Governor, it is quite likely that...
Today the United States Supreme Court issued its
opinion in American
Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com
subscribers ], holding that courts may not
invalidate a contractual waiver...
Two steps forward, one step back. That seems to be the
pace of wage and hour class certification decisions for California employers
these days. In recent months, both the Ninth Circuit and some California Courts
of Appeal have issued employer-friendly...
There has been a lot of litigation in California
concerning the exempt status of various categories of employees, with
plaintiffs' attorneys filing class action after class action seeking to recover
four plus years of overtime compensation stemming...
California employers should all be aware that California
law requires employers to pay out all accrued, but unused, vacation pay
immediately upon termination of employment. In other words, use it or
lose it policies and/or policies that provide for...
California's Legislature is considering AB10 this
session, which would increase California's minimum wage from the current $8 per
hour to $8.25 per hour next year, to $8.75 per hour in 2015, and to $9.25 per
hour in 2016. Beginning in 2017...
In early April, a California court issued a published
decision holding that an employer who employs piece rate employees must
compensate those employees at the piece rate for all piece rate work and at a
rate of at least the minimum wage for each hour...