California law generally holds that an employer may not pass the ordinary costs of doing business on to employees. However, this general rule has a multitude of nuances once one examines all the different costs that arise in the employment context and the various Labor Code and Wage Order provisions that apply. This article addresses
Uniforms, Terminations, Gig Economy, Class Actions and Minimum Wage
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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Five wage deductions California employers cannot make
All tips are the employee’s property, and cannot be taken by the employer. Labor Code section 350 states unequivocally that “Every gratuity is hereby declared to be the sole property of the employee or employees for whom it was paid, given or left for.” In addition, Labor Code section 351 clearly states…
Employers Beware: Costs Related To Employee Uniforms
Question: May I require my employees to wear a particular uniform?
California law allows employers to require employees to wear particular types of clothing or uniforms to work. If an employer requires non-exempt employees to wear a uniform, the employer must pay for and maintain it for the employee. What constitutes a "uniform" is not…