This Friday’s five article covers five reminders about the California minimum wage increase and its impact upon exempt employees:

1. As of January 1, 2020, the minimum wage in California increased from $12.00 per hour to $13.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees (the increase is from $11.00 per hour to $12.00

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone is getting some time to relax and enjoy some time with their families (and eat some great food).  Entering the holiday season, it is a good time to review employer’s obligations to accommodate requests for time off for holidays and best pay practices during holiday leaves.  This Friday’s Five covers

In O’Grady v. Merchant Exchange Productions, Inc., the California Court of Appeals held that a mandatory service charge could potentially be found to be a gratuity that must be distributed to service employees.  The issue in the case is whether a “service charge” can be a “gratuity” that Labor Code section 351 requires to

Fires are again affecting California and Los Angeles.  As of this morning, October 25, 2019, 50,000 people have been evacuated in northern Los Angeles County due to the Tick fire.  Given the evacuations and electrical grid shutdowns by Pacific Gas & Electric to prevent power lines from starting fires, employers need to understand their obligations

Understandably, entrepreneurs’ main concerns are shipping great products and making sure they can meet the next payroll.  As your company grows, regardless of what industry you are in, tech, biotech, or a restaurant, it is critical that the founder devote some time and effort into ensuring employment law compliance.  Investors will demand this during the

There are a lot of California employment law developments at the mid-point of 2019.  Below are five recent videos from our YouTube Channel discussing these new developments.  Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep current.

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With June gloom bearing down on us here in Southern California, it may not feel like it outside, but July is right around the corner.  As written about previously here, many local city and county minimum wage requirements will increase on July 1, 2019.  California employers should review a few items to ensure the

Many local counties and cities are increasing the minimum wage that applies to employers within their jurisdiction on July 1, 2019.  Below is a list of some southern California counties and cities minimum wage requirements.  Some local governments require employers to update the required posters given the new increases taking effect on July 1, 2019

There is no silver bullet for California employers to avoid workplace disputes and litigation.  However, by focusing on a few key best practices, employers can reduce the likelihood of litigation, and if sued, the practices will make defending litigation much easier and can result in a better outcome.  Here are my top five employer practices