Employment Law

June 27, 2024

Owners and Employees of a Business May Be Held Personally Liable for Violations of the California Labor Code

California Labor Code Section 558.1 may impose liability on an owner for violations of specific labor provisions related to minimum…

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June 19, 2024

California Supreme Court Upholds Good Faith Defense for Employers: A Win Against Wage Statement Penalties

In a state well known for its pro-employee labor code and court rulings, it appears as though employers have received…

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May 13, 2024

California Employer Defense Attorney Insights: Supreme Court Rulings on Compensable Hours and Employer Control

In the recent California Supreme Court ruling in the matter of Huerta v. CSI Electrical Contractors, the Ninth Circuit asked…

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April 25, 2024

Paying Non-Exempt Employee Salaries with Cryptocurrency Is a Risk Proposition

With the headlines that cryptocurrencies have been garnering for many years, some employers are trying to entice employees with job…

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May 17, 2023

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR OR EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION IS AS EASY AS ABC…OR IS IT?

Claims made by employees against California employees for alleged wage and hour violations has exploded, both in the number of…

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May 15, 2023

DON’T NEGOTIATE AGAINST YOURSELF

Parties with superior bargaining power often seek to utilize agreements that increase their rights, or limit their potential exposure, with…

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February 6, 2023

Working Outside an Employers Location does not an “Outside Salesperson” Exemption Make

In the matter of Georgina Espinoza v. Warehouse Demo Services, Inc., the court of appeal was presented with the question of whether…

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February 4, 2023

What Are the Rules on Rest Breaks for Employees in California?

Employees in California have very specific rights. This includes being able to take rest breaks during their work period. It’s…

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February 2, 2023

Sexual Harassment Doesn’t End with Remote Working – It Just Moves Online

Over the past year, many workplaces became virtual out of necessity, with employees working from home or maybe an Airbnb…

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January 31, 2023

A Well-Drafted Employee Handbook Can Help You Avoid Many Pitfalls

Once a business grows large enough to need more than a handful of workers, entrepreneurs must consider ways to minimize…

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January 28, 2023

Can an Employer Ask Staff to Work More than 40 Hours per Week?

Occasionally, business demands may require employees to work more than 40 hours per week. Questions often arise as to whether…

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January 27, 2023

Investigations Into Harassment Claims Are Critical

Employees who believe they’ve been subjected to harassment of any sort at work may opt to file a complaint about…

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