Archive for the ‘Workplace Policies’ Category

Class Action Settlement Doesn’t Prevent Second Lawsuit: Employee Gets Another Bite of Apple

An employee, who was a member of a wage-and-hour class action settlement with her employer, is able to pursue a subsequent lawsuit against her employer for a claim that was not alleged in the first case, said the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a recent opinion. The employer settled in federal court a wage-and-hour […]

28 Jan 19 - Workplace Policies - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

California Supreme Court Hits Employers in Starbucks Off-the-Clock Work Case

In recent years, employers have faced lawsuits over small, or “de minimis,” amounts of unpaid time spent either before or after the employee clocks in — like time spent booting up your computer or locking up the store. Today, in Troester v. Starbucks, the California Supreme Court held that California’s Labor Code and wage orders […]

26 Jul 18 - Compensation, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Tank Tops and Flip Flops — Summer Dress Codes

Summer is here! The weather is getting hotter, and while some employees fight over the office temperature, others may angle for a more casual dress code. How does your company feel about tank tops and flip-flops? Every workplace differs. Do your employees need to wear professional business attire every workday? Or is your environment more […]

12 Jul 18 - Workplace Policies - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

More Workers Are Postponing Retirement

More than half of all U.S. workers (53 percent) over the age of 60 say they are postponing retirement, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Two in five workers (40 percent) don’t think they’ll be able to retire until 70 years of age or older. Financial uncertainty usually tops the list of reasons why workers […]

16 May 18 - Discrimination, Workplace Policies - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

DACA Decision: California Employer Update

The Supreme Court’s recent denial of a Trump administration bid to expedite a legal challenge to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program means, for the time being, California employers can continue to legally employ Dreamers with DACA status. Status quo for the DACA program also means that Congress is unlikely to take up […]

28 Feb 18 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »