Category: Minimum Wage

Santa Rosa’s Minimum Wage Ordinance begins July 1 and requires employers to display a workplace poster in a conspicuous place at any work or job site.
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Santa Rosa’s Minimum Wage Ordinance Starts July 1

The Santa Rosa City Council passed a Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) in October 2019. Although the city council recently considered pushing back implementation to January…

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Reminder: Redwood City MWO Effective January 1, 2019

Redwood City’s recently adopted Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) will go into effect January 1, 2019, at which time qualifying employees must earn at least $13.50…

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Local Minimum Wage Ordinances May Impact Split Shift Premium Requirements

A recent update on the California Labor Commissioner’s website signals a change in interpretation about how employees must be paid when they work a split…

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San Rafael Residential Care Business to Pay over $450,000 to 15 Workers

A San Rafael-based residential care business will have to pay more than $450,000 in wages, penalties and interest to 15 residential care workers. The Labor…

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Six LA Garment Contractors Cited Over $570,000 by Labor Commissioner

The Labor Commissioner’s Office recently cited six Los Angeles-based garment contractors $573,704 for multiple labor law violations. The contractors illegally operated under one license to…

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Several California Restaurants Fined Over $14.5 Million for Wage Theft

The California Labor Commissioner continues to crack down on wage theft violations. Generally, wage theft refers to infractions of the California Labor Code involving the…

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LA Restaurant Fined Over Half a Million Dollars for Wage Theft; Workers Paid $4 per Hour

A Los Angeles restaurant has been ordered to pay $519,706 for wage theft violations uncovered by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. Twenty-five servers at the…

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2018 California Minimum Wage Hike Brings Many Changes

Last year, Governor Brown signed SB 3, a bill that increases the minimum wage in California to $15 per hour by 2022. The governor’s action…

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Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Increases in 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced an increase to the minimum wage for federal contractors. Beginning January 1, 2018, the minimum wage for federal…

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Los Angeles Demands $1.45 Million Penalty for Violation of Local Minimum Wage Law

Penalties just got very costly for Los Angeles employers. The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and the City’s Office of Wage Standards (OWS) announced this…