Category: Compensation

Key 2024 Court Cases Affecting Employers
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Key 2024 Court Cases Affecting Employers

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts and Employment Law Subject Matter Expert Vanessa Greene discuss three recent court…

Good Faith Defense Upheld for Wage Statement Penalties
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Posted in Compensation Meal and Rest Break

Good Faith Defense Upheld for Wage Statement Penalties

In a win for employers, the California Supreme Court recently held that if an employer reasonably and in good faith believed it was providing a…

Stock Options Are Not “Wages” in California
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Stock Options Are Not “Wages” in California

In startup businesses, it’s not uncommon for employees to accept less cash compensation in exchange for stock options — the option to buy the company…

Fast Food Minimum Wage Law Exceptions Added
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Fast Food Minimum Wage Law Exceptions Added

On March 25, 2024, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 610 (AB 610) — an urgency measure effective upon signing — that creates additional exceptions to…

California Supreme Court Clarifies ‘Hours Worked’ Questions
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Posted in Compensation Meal and Rest Break

California Supreme Court Clarifies ‘Hours Worked’ Questions

Recently, the California Supreme Court answered the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ certified wage-and-hour questions, determining, among other things, that the time workers spend in…

Fast Food Employee $20/Hour Minimum Wage Starts April 1
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Reminder: Fast Food Employee $20/Hour Minimum Wage Starts April 1

Beginning April 1, 2024, the minimum wage for fast food restaurant employees will increase to $20 per hour. Fast food restaurant employers must ensure they’re…

Daylight Saving Time (DST)!
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Spring Forward Sunday for Daylight Saving Time (DST)!

This Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m., all our smart devices — our mobile phones, smart watches, tablets, computers and Alexa-enabled assistants — will spring…

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Threatens California Companies with More Penalties and Litigation
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CalChamber-Opposed Bill Threatens California Companies with More Penalties and Litigation

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that exposes businesses to high penalties and litigation by expanding the scope of prohibited non-compete agreements is expected to…

IRS Announces 2024 Mileage Rates
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IRS Announces 2024 Mileage Rates

On December 14, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced a slight increase in the 2024 optional standard mileage rates for business use (as this rate…

Late Payment of Wages
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Late Payment of Wages: Per Worker Penalty Escalates with 2nd Violation

Our payroll company had some issues a couple of weeks ago, and, as a result, we ended up paying our employees seven days after the…