California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

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California Supreme Court closes out 2016 with monumental ruling on employer’s obligations to provide rest periods

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Class Actions, Employee Handbooks, Meal and Rest Breaks, New Cases, Wage & Hour Law
Woman restingIn Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., the California Supreme Court issued a ruling on employer’s obligations to permit employees to take “off-duty” rest periods.  The Court’s ruling ends 2016 with a major ruling on issues surrounding rest periods under California law. The plaintiffs worked as security guards for defendant ABM.  The employer required to… Continue Reading

Five myths about California employment law

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Class Actions, Employee Handbooks, Exempt Employees, Meal and Rest Breaks, Wage & Hour Law
Golden Gate BridgeThis week’s Friday’s Five covers five misconceptions about California employment law that can land employers in a lot of hot water: Meal and rest breaks seem so trivial. The topic for the uneducated (or out of state) employer does seem trivial.  However, with the penalty owed to employees of one hour of pay for each… Continue Reading

Friday’s Five: Five reminders about rest breaks under CA law

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Meal and Rest Breaks, Wage & Hour Law
Coffee BreakFriday is here already?  Today’s post is a review for many experienced operators in California, but surprisingly I’ve been getting a lot of questions about 10-minute rest breaks recently by a lot of employers.  So I thought I would have a refresher post for today’s Friday’s Five about some requirements about 10-minute rest breaks under California… Continue Reading

Friday’s Five: Issues That Should Be On Every Employer’s Radar

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Class Actions, Employee Handbooks, Exempt Employees, Meal and Rest Breaks, Wage & Hour Law
Speaking with some clients, I sense their overwhelming confusion in setting up employment policies in California. While it can be a daunting task, I remind them that the key is to approach it in a systematic process, and once the system is in place, compliance can be very easy. While there are many issues employers… Continue Reading

Meal and Rest Break Requirements Clarified By Court in Brinker v. Hohnbaum

Posted in Meal and Rest Breaks
The Appellate Court, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, issued a much awaited opinion in Brinker Restaurant Corporation, et al. v. Hohnbaum, et al. (July 22, 2008). The case is one of the first California state appellate court to rule on the parameters of employers’ duties under the  California Labor Code requiring rest and meal breaks for… Continue Reading
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