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AB 168, salary history

Seeking Salary History May Be Banned

The California Assembly this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could expose employers to costly litigation for inquiring into an applicant’s prior salary even when there is no harm. AB 168 (Eggman; D-Stockton), which passed the Assembly by 60-9 vote, could penalize employers for failing to provide a pay scale upon demand, even […]

25 May 17 - Compensation, Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Closed for Memorial Day? Paying Wages to Employees

If an employer is closed on a payday that falls on a holiday listed in the California Government Code, such as Memorial Day, the employer can pay wages on the next business day. Of course, paying the day before the holiday is acceptable, as well. Private employers are not required to provide time off for […]

25 May 17 - Compensation, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Labor Enforcement Report Shows High Rate of Noncompliance

Since 2012, the Department of Industrial Relations has assumed responsibility for the Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), which is a coalition of state government enforcement agencies formed to combat the underground economy, such as paying employees off the books or not carrying workers’ compensation insurance. This multi-agency task force conducts joint inspections and includes such […]

13 Apr 17 - Compensation, General, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

McDonald’s Victory on Suit over Wage Violation at Franchises

A federal court in California recently ruled in favor of McDonald’s finding that it does not control the wages paid to employees at its franchises and was not responsible for any alleged wage and hour violations. The court granted McDonald’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing the wage and hour lawsuit against the company (Salazar v. […]

17 Mar 17 - Compensation, Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber, U.S. Chamber Urge Appeals Court to Review Wage Statement Questions

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in urging the Fourth Appellate District Court to review a case involving wage statements. The joint friend-of-the-court letter asks the appeals court to provide California employers with certainty and clarity about how advance commission payments must be listed on a wage statement. Advance Commission […]

23 Feb 17 - Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »