Businesses in California must provide employees with meal and rest breaks or pay workers a premium equal to an hour of pay. The California Supreme Court recently ruled that the extra pay must be calculated at the employee’s “regular rate of pay,” which is the formula used to determine overtime premiums under the state labor code.
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Employers in the Golden State should know how piece-rate pay rules under the California Labor Code differ from federal law.
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Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a public order expanding vaccination-related paid leave for workers in the city of Los Angeles. The leave mandate went into effect immediately…
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A company owner who was not involved in managerial decisions could not be held personally liable for alleged violations of California’s wage and hour laws, a California appeals court ruled.
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An employer failed to prove that an employee electronically signed an arbitration agreement, so the worker could not be forced to arbitrate her workplace claims, a California appeals court ruled.
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Plaintiffs challenging California’s efforts to require more diverse boards for companies based in the state may have received a boost recently from the 9th U.S. Circuit…
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Santa Clara County, Calif., issued a new order phasing out the vaccine-tracking mandate for employers, relieving employers of the administrative burden imposed by the…
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A California regulation that grants union organizers access to agricultural employers’ property to speak with workers about the benefits of collective bargaining is…
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In a significant victory for California employers, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a $102 million award against Walmart in a suit alleging that the…
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When the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic in March 2020, businesses scrambled to adapt as much of the country began to shut down. Workplace procedures were…
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