Archive for the ‘Minimum Wage’ Category

“Job Killer” Bill Allows Employees to File Liens Against Employers

​A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bill that creates an unfair precedent in the wage-and-hour arena passed a hearing in the Assembly Judiciary Committee today. AB 2416 (Stone; D-Scotts Valley) allows employees to file liens on an employer’s real or personal property, or property where work was performed, based upon alleged, yet unproven, wage […]

29 Apr 14 - Compensation, Meal and Rest Break, Minimum Wage - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Maids Fired for Cooperating in Wage Theft Investigation; Company Hit with Fines

California’s Labor Commissioner Julie Su recently fined a maid service company $394,944 in unpaid wages and premiums to be paid back to affected workers, plus civil penalties. After a lengthy investigation, the Labor Commissioner determined that 18 employees were not paid for all hours of work and were not provided meal or rest periods. The […]

15 Apr 14 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber Releases 2014 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce released its annual list of “job killer” bills yesterday, calling attention to the negative impact that 26 proposed measures would have on California’s job climate and economic recovery if they were to become law. “The economic recovery is still the number one issue for Californians,” said Allan Zaremberg, president and […]

10 Apr 14 - Minimum Wage, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

San Francisco May Soon Vote on a $15 Minimum Wage

On Monday, labor activists filed papers to put a $15 minimum wage proposal before San Francisco voters. The Service Employees International Union, Local 1021, filed documents with the San Francisco Department of Elections to put the “Minimum Wage Act of 2014” on the ballot for the November 4, 2014, general election. The proposed ordinance would […]

9 Apr 14 - Compensation, Minimum Wage - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Labor Commissioner Focusing on Scofflaws, Not Those That Comply

Since being appointed in 2011, California Labor Commissioner Julie Su has been focusing on returning the agency to its most fundamental purpose: protecting minimum wage workers and businesses that are following the law, and creating an overall culture of compliance. Su cited two other achievements, improved targeting of violators and protecting law-abiding businesses from indiscriminate […]

28 Mar 14 - Minimum Wage, Overtime - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »