The California Supreme Court recently ruled that employers in California must pay their employees for even small amounts of time that an employee spends on tasks after the employee has clocked out. In Troester v. Starbucks, the Plaintiff claimed that he spent a few minutes after clocking out on tasks such as locking the store and.. read more →

The California Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that will make it even more difficult for companies to prove that an individual is an independent contractor. Since 1989, Courts have used a multi-factor test that focuses mostly on how much “control” the employer had over the way the worker performs. In the case Dynamex Operations.. read more →

04 Jan 2018
January 4, 2018

New Laws for 2018!

January 4, 2018 0 Comment

The California legislature was busy once again, enacting several new laws that will impact California employers. Here is a list of some of the most critical laws: Salary Information Employers will be prohibited from seeking salary history information from applicants and/or past employers. Employers will be required upon reasonable request to provide the pay scale.. read more →

09 Nov 2017
November 9, 2017

Beware of Retaliation Claims!

November 9, 2017 0 Comment

New Senate Bill 306  Allows Employee to Force Reinstatement On October 3, 2017 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 306. This law will allow an employee or the labor commissioner to obtain a court order that the employee be reinstated while the employee’s retaliation claim is pending. When the law goes into effect.. read more →

25 Jan 2017
January 25, 2017

New Laws for 2017

January 25, 2017 0 Comment

California legislators did it again! They passed a myriad of new laws that impact employers. Here is a list of some of the most critical laws that go into effect in 2017: Minimum Wage Increases Minimum wage increased on January 1, 2017 to $10.50 for employers with 26 or more employees. This minimum wage increase.. read more →