Employment Law

Compensable Time Before and After Work: California Supreme Court to Decide Key Cases

Most California employers know by now that employees must be paid for all time worked. But there are several types of pre- and post-shift tasks that could qualify as “time worked.”  California law holds that employers must pay for this time, but some activities fall within a legal gray area. Getting to the Worksite: [...]

Compensable Time Before and After Work: California Supreme Court to Decide Key Cases2020-05-28T16:22:07-07:00

Wage Garnishment

As a California employer, you have a number of obligations with regard to paying your employees.  This include paying minimum wage and overtime requirements, wage statements, and payroll taxes.  One additional obligation that you may encounter is a wage garnishment order, or wage assignment order.  A wage garnishment order is an order which requires you [...]

Wage Garnishment2020-07-23T13:55:21-07:00

Workplace Bullying: California Employers’ Responsibility

Most employers know by now that they must take steps to prevent and penalize harassment and discrimination based on race, gender, religious beliefs, disability, and other protected categories. But “anti-bullying” for the workplace may sound like a concept that belongs in junior high or high school, and not in a business.   Employment lawyers know [...]

Workplace Bullying: California Employers’ Responsibility2020-05-26T10:42:21-07:00

Vendor Compliance and Joint Employer Liability

How to Make Sure Your Vendor’s Employees Don’t Become Yours Many employers choose to “outsource” a portion of their labor force to vendors, contractors, or staffing agencies. Vendor employees can include janitors, technicians, data entry clerks, and all manner of temporary workers. If your company contracts with vendors to provide any workers for your business, [...]

Vendor Compliance and Joint Employer Liability2020-05-26T12:42:22-07:00

Dynamex Impact on Strippers & Hairdressers

The California Supreme Court’s landmark decision The California Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court, 4 Cal. 5th 903 (2018) drastically limited the types of employees who could lawfully be independent contractors. Less than a year later, there have been real-world effects on industries like hairdressing, trucking, and…. Stripping.  Yes, [...]

Dynamex Impact on Strippers & Hairdressers2020-08-06T10:46:33-07:00

Complications for Employers of In-Home Caregivers

More Contractor Complications: Duffey v. Tender Heart and In-Home Caregivers California law regarding independent contractors has been evolving rapidly ever since the California Supreme Court reversed decades of precedent last summer in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, 4 Cal. 5th 903 (2018). This caused complications for employers of in-home caregivers. That case further restricted [...]

Complications for Employers of In-Home Caregivers2020-01-08T15:28:01-08:00

Tilly: Reporting Time Pay for On-Call Shifts

On February 4, 2019, the California Court of Appeal found that a retailer owed its employees for “on-call shifts” where they never came in to work.  Irvine-based retail chain Tilly’s told their employees to call in two hours before a shift to find out if they were needed.  The court in Ward v. Tilly’s, [...]

Tilly: Reporting Time Pay for On-Call Shifts2020-05-29T15:22:50-07:00

Commute Time for Employees

Are you in a type of business where your employees are constantly changing their work-site?  Does that leave you wondering whether you have to pay your employee’s travel time to and from work?  You may also be wondering about your obligations regarding mileage reimbursements. A California court of appeal recently addressed this issue in [...]

Commute Time for Employees2020-06-01T13:51:54-07:00

Giving job candidates personality tests? If so, you may want to think again.

Legal Issues and Concerns Related to Personality Testing in the Hiring Process Finding the perfect employee is not an easy task in today’s competitive market. Employers used to settle for standard job applications.  These days employers are using various selection and auditioning methods during the interview process. One of these methods is requiring job candidates [...]

Giving job candidates personality tests? If so, you may want to think again.2020-07-23T14:07:38-07:00
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