California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

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

Tag Archives: Wage Theft Notices

Friday’s Five: Five legal pitfalls startup companies cannot make

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, Wage & Hour Law
1. Classifying all employees as independent contractors To qualify as an independent contractor, the employer has the burden of proof to establish that the worker is actually an independent contractor and not an employee. I’ve discussed the parameter of this “economic realities” test here.  In addition to owing unpaid minimum wages and potential unpaid overtime,… Continue Reading

Five issues California employers should review before the minimum wage increases July 1, 2014

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Class Actions, Employee Handbooks, Exempt Employees, Wage & Hour Law
Come July 1, 2014, California’s minimum wage will increase from $8 per hour to $9 per hour for all workers. The minimum wage will increase again to $10 per hour on July 1, 2016. Other than starting to work with their payroll provider to ensure that all hours worked as of July 1 will be… Continue Reading

Five legally required items often overlooked by California employers

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Class Actions, Employee Handbooks, Technology & Law, Wage & Hour Law
Welcome to Friday’s 5, a series of posts each Friday of lists of five items in various aspect of California employment law. I hope to keep it informative and interesting, and provide a checklist of sorts for California employers to review various practices and policies. Starting off, here is a list of five items not… Continue Reading

New Laws Facing California Employers In 2013

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Class Actions, Employee Handbooks, Exempt Employees, New Cases, Wage & Hour Law
There are some significant changes regarding California employers’ duties in 2013. This list is an overview of the major changes that employers should consider and be aware of at the beginning of 2013.   Employers Cannot Ask Applicants Or Employees For Social Media Passwords – AB 1844 This law created Labor Code section 980, which… Continue Reading
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