DAY OF REST STATUTES CLARIFIED

In the recent California Supreme Court case of Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., the court was asked by the 9th Circuit to clarify the meaning of Cal. Labor Code section 552, which prohibits an employer from “causing his employees to work more than six days in seven”, and...

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE IN LOS ANGELES

L.A. City and County minimum wage goes up on July 1, 2017 to $10.50/hr. for employers with 25 or fewer employees, and to $12.00/hr. for employers with 26 or more employees.  Any employee who works 2 or more hours in a 7 day week in L.A. must be paid that minimum wage...

Arbitration Clauses in Employment Agreements

Many employers (though not all), like to include arbitration clauses in their employment agreements because they ensure, in the case of employment litigation, that the lawsuit will not be decided by a jury, and generally a shorter and less expensive process.  There...

REST BREAKS AND BATHROOMS

Recently, the California Supreme Court held that during an employee’s paid rest break, the employee must be relieved of all duty, including being on call. This makes the law of rest breaks more in line with the law of meal periods

NEW PROHIBITED QUESTIONS FOR APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT

This week, the Governor signed a bill (AB 1843) that makes it unlawful for an employer to ask an applicant for employment to disclose, or use as a factor in the hiring decision, information concerning an arrest, detention, adjudication or court disposition that...