Employment Law Alerts & Articles

Category Archives: Wage and Hour

Jan 14

Electronic Employee Signatures

In a recent decision, Ruiz v. Moss Brothers Auto Group, Inc., 2014 Cal. App. LEXIS 1176 (Cal. App. Ct. 4th Dist. Dec. 23, 2014), the California Court of Appeals affirmed an order denying an employer’s petition to compel an employee … Continue reading

Jan 14

The California Legislature Intends California’s New Equal Pay Act Amendments To Increase Employer Liability For Pay Practices

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act (SB 358) into law on October 6, 2015 to become effective January 1, 2016. Although there are state and federal laws already in place to address pay inequality (i.e., the … Continue reading

Nov 29

California Court Approves Overtime Rounding

A California Court of Appeals recently ruled that, for purposes of calculating overtime pay, employers may round non-exempt employees’ overtime hours to the nearest one-tenth of an hour. In See’s Candy Shops, Inc. v. Superior Court, No. D060710 (Cal. App. … Continue reading

Jan 01

California Employers Required To Provide Notice Regarding Wage Rate To Employees

Beginning January 1, 2012, California employers face new statutory obligations to notify non-exempt NEW HIRE employees of their rate of pay and compensation.  To ensure employees clearly understand their compensation rates, and in furtherance of the general public policy California … Continue reading

Dec 15

New California Law Permits Labor Commissioner to Award Liquidated Damages for Minimum Wage Violations

As of January 1, 2012, many new employment laws will take effect in California that will have a significant impact on California employers.  One of these laws is AB 240, which will amend California Labor Code sections 98 and 1194.2.  … Continue reading