California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

The latest litigation trends, court decisions, & issues on California Employment Law

Tag Archives: commissions

Commissioned sales employees must be compensated separately for rest breaks – Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Class Actions, Employee Handbooks, Wage & Hour Law
This week, in Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC, a California appellate court issued a decision explaining employer’s obigations to separately compensate employees paid on a commission basis for rest breaks. Plaintiffs worked as sales associates for Stoneledge Furniture, LLC, a retail furniture company doing business in California as Ashley Furniture HomeStores.  Stoneledge paid the sales… Continue Reading

Friday’s Five: Five Terms To Include In Job Offer Letters

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, Exempt Employees, Uncategorized
Hiring new employees? For the next job offer, instead of relying on the old job offer letter you have a lawyer review in the 1990’s, it is recommended to review the offer letter to ensure it is up to date with current law. While some of the items discussed below are not necessarily new aspect… Continue Reading

Areas employers should review as part of their yearly audit – part two

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, California Legislation Update, Employee Handbooks, Expense Reimbursement, Wage & Hour Law
In my last post, I wrote about what steps employers should talk to comply with the new employment laws for 2015. This post discusses more generally what employers should audit on a yearly basis. And with the year coming to a close, now is a great time to review these five items: 1. Expense reimbursement… Continue Reading

Commissions In California

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Wage & Hour Law
Perhaps one of the most misunderstood and improperly applied issues in California is how to treat commissioned sales people. Here are some of the most common mistakes I’ve encountered that can create substantial liability for employers. Mistake: Treating all commissioned sales people as exempt employees (i.e. paying them a straight salary).  Usually there are two exemptions… Continue Reading