California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

Tag Archives: Labor Code section 1198.5

Ignoring these legal notices can create liability for California employers

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Wage & Hour Law
man signing documentHappy Friday!  This Friday’s Five provides five legal requests and/or notices that, if ignored, can create huge liability for a California employer. 1. Requests for personnel records and time records There are many different Labor Code provisions that obligate the employer to provide current and former employees with a copy of their personnel files and/or… Continue Reading

Friday’s Five: Five ways employers can receive requests for employees’ personnel and wage records

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, Wage & Hour Law
Employers can receive requests for employment records of current and former employees though different ways. It is important for employers to first carefully review the request to understand what is being requested. It is important to understand who is making the request? Is the request only seeking a personnel file? Is the request only seeking… Continue Reading

Friday’s Five: Five items to understand about employee personnel files under California law

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, Wage & Hour Law, Wrongful Termination
1. Current and former employees have the right to inspect or copy personnel files. Under Labor Code section 1198.5 employees have the right to inspect or receive copies of personnel files and records relating to the employee’s performance or grievance concerning the employee. Employers are legally required to maintain personnel files for at least three… Continue Reading
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