Labor Code section 226 requires that employers provide to employees semimonthly or at the time of each payment of wages, either as a detachable part of the check, or separately if wages are paid by personal check or cash, accurate itemized statements in writing. The Labor Code refers to these documents as “itemized statements”, but
California’s Wage and Hour Regulations on Electronic Time Records and Pay Stubs
California employers have many obligations under the Labor Code to create and maintain time records. However, the Labor Code does not address many specific issues about time keeping systems and employers moving to electronic records. While employers have not yet started to use the blockchain to record employee’s time and report pay information to employees…
Five huge misconceptions about California employment law
This week’s Friday’s Five covers five huge misconceptions about California employment law that can land employers into huge legal trouble:
1. Meal and rest breaks seem so trivial.
The topic may seem trivial for companies that have not faced this litigation before, or for out of state employers who wrongly believe California cannot be much…
Friday’s Five: Five employment law areas to review for 2016
As we approach the close of 2015, employers should take the time to review their employment law policies and practices. I’m often asked where should the process start? Here are five areas employers can focus on to start the audit process:
1. Employee handbooks
Employers need to ensure their policies are up to date, and…
Five immutable laws of California employment law
1. It does not matter if you are a start-up, mom and pop business, or a fortune 500 company, employment laws cannot be ignored.
While different laws do apply to larger employers, for the most part, every employer has to comply with roughly the same laws in California. California’s paid sick leave requirement that took…
DOL Proposal May Require Employers To Provide More Wage Information To Employees
The DOL is pushing for regulations to require employers to provide more information about how employee’s paychecks are calculated. This week, the Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said that the Department of Labor is backing a proposal that would require employers to provide more information to employees in order help stop wage and hour violations. Bloomberg…