On May 8, 2018, the court in Ibarra v. Wells Fargo Bank entered an order awarding Plaintiffs who filed a class action against the bank $97.2 million for rest break violations. The original complaint alleged various wage and hour violations, and after the parties filed cross motions for summary judgment, all but the rest
Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC
Friday’s Five: Meal and rest break update
Welcome to another Friday’s Five video. In this video I discuss five things every California employer needs to know about meal and rest breaks. The items consists of a some reminders, but also new court decisions issued in December 2016 and the first quarter of 2017. This is always a topic employers need to…
Commissioned sales employees must be compensated separately for rest breaks – Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture
This week, in Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC, a California appellate court issued a decision explaining employer’s obigations to separately compensate employees paid on a commission basis for rest breaks.
Plaintiffs worked as sales associates for Stoneledge Furniture, LLC, a retail furniture company doing business in California as Ashley Furniture HomeStores. Stoneledge paid the…